On May 31, 1889, the greatest disaster in Pennsylvania history occurred when the South Fork Dam on the Little Conemaugh River burst. The waters of Lake Conemaugh went roaring through the valley, causing significant damage to the communities downstream and resulting in the death of over 2,200 people, making it, at the time, the largest loss of life in a single event in US history.
2017 Cambria County Trails SeriesThe Cambria County Trails Series features an event on each of the Cambria County Trails. Proceeds from the Cambria County Trails Series benefit the enhancement and expansion of the Cambria County Trails.Become a 2017 Friend of the Trails member and receive a $5 discount off all 2017 Trails Series events.May 27, 2017 ▪ 8 a.m.Path of the Flood Historic RacesSouth Fork, PA
The Blairsville Community Development Authority and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is hosting a paddle down the Conemaugh River from Robindale to Blairsville on Saturday, May 27. They will have around 40 paddlers, many of whom will be first timers. We could use some competent paddlers for safety. If interested contact Mike Burk or Rick Bloom. Free picnic included.
Source: Benscreek Canoe Club
Greenhouse Park is situated along the Stonycreek River between Johnstown and Tire Hill and offers pavilions, a volleyball court, walking track and other amenities within its 11 acres. Located along PA Route 403 at 100 Greenhouse Road, Johnstown, the park has become one of the region’s most-popular event venues, hosting the Stonycreek Rendezvous, Thunder in the Valley events, Wing Blasts, concerts and a variety of community events each year.
Source: The Stonycreek