Crooked Creek Lake offers pet-friendly primitive camping opportunities with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities and Tunnelville Beach.
This multi-use facility is operated under the leadership of the Armstrong Center for Community Learning and hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including educational talks, book clubs, kid-friendly classes and story times, youth camps, hikes, outdoor recreation sessions, movie nights, and more. There are three public trails at the Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek. The You Can Trail is an easy and accessible 0.4-mile loop trail that starts next to the parking lot. It will soon be improved upon with the addition of markers and guides for the visually impaired. The Discovery Trail is an approximately 0.6-mile easy to moderate trail with interpretive stations (trail guide located outside of the ODC front door). It also features poetry throughout the trail. The trailhead is located behind the ODC. The Shrub Swamp Trail can be accessed off of the Discovery Trail or from the Outflow Recreation Area. The 0.8-mile trail provides a gentle walk along the outflow of Crooked Creek Lake and provides a great opportunity to see a wide variety of birds, flowers and wildlife. Dogs are permitted on the trails but should be leashed.
Crooked Creek Horse Park is a 97+ acre multi-use facility and horse park offering everything for horse enthusiasts, from horse shows and rodeos to clinics and trail and endurance rides. The park provides first-come, first-serve primitive campsites, hookup sites, and stall rentals with horseback riding trails. Amenities include water and electric hookups and internet access. Located at the north end of Crooked Creek Lake, Crooked Creek Horse Park has approximately 30 miles of permanently marked trails. The most popular trails are out and back, but there are loops available. These trails are challenging for experienced riders but not too difficult for novice riders and feature varying terrains. The trail system is maintained by volunteers from the Fort Armstrong Horsemen’s Association.
The Fort Armstrong Championship Rodeo, held annually in July at Crooked Creek Horse Park, provides excitement for the whole family. Enjoy all of rodeo’s greatest events, like barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding, and more. There’s also live music and other entertainment throughout the weekend.
Fort Armstrong Horseman’s Association provides education and eventing facilities to the equine community as well as other charitable organizations at the Crooked Creek Horse Park located in Manor Twp. The park,which includes a barn museum, camping, bath facilities, arenas, and riding trails, is 97.5 acres dedicated to equestrian activities.
Garda’s is a family-friendly Italian restaurant located in Ford City. They dedicate themselves to serving generous portions of our famous Italian recipes that have been handed down for generations.
This serene private park situated along Crooked Creek is available for picnics, parties, showers, and other events. There are two pavilions located on-site, and overnight camping is permitted upon approval. You can also access the creek for paddling or fishing.
Speedy’s Tasty Treats is a locally-owned ice cream shop specializing in homemade soft serve and hand-dipped ice cream. They’re well-known for their delicious ice cream cake rolls, served with hot fudge, and feature a different Flavor of the Day daily. Speedy’s was recently featured on Pittsburgh Today Live’s Neighborhood Nosh when host David Highfield, an Armstrong County native, joined owner Kathy to learn how to make the infamous ice cream cake roll.
Located among the rolling hills of Ford City, the Inn at Lenape Heights is an upscale four-star boutique hotel near Crooked Creek Lake featuring a nature trail, private picnic area, and an 18-hole golf course. Amenities include a restaurant/bar, meeting space, fitness center, complimentary breakfast, and internet access. Lenape boasts spectacular views, a challenging course, and some of the best greens in the area. Their 18-hole golf course is a great choice for league and tournament play, casual outings with family and friends, or corporate and private group outings. If you are looking for a unique venue to celebrate a wedding, business meeting, charity gala, or another special occasion, The Inn at Lenape Heights has the facilities and the know-how to host a perfectly organized event for up to 300 people. There are multiple rooms available to rent, and the main banquet facility features a foyer, elegant bar, and ballroom.
Western PA Outdoors specializes in wildlife food plots and pollinator plots for bees. Learn about plot preparation, choosing and planting the correct forage, and maintaining plots for maximum production and benefit to wildlife.
Rosston Eddy Marina, the only full-service marina in Armstrong County, is located on the Allegheny River in Ford City. They have a full-time repair Marine Shop and a well-stocked Marine Store for all of your boating needs.
East Coast Glocks is a firearm, ammo, and accessories store featuring a variety of name brands. They are also a Federal Firearms License dealer with Class 3 NFA items available. Visit their Facebook page to learn about weekly specials.
Subway is an American fast-food restaurant franchise that primarily sells submarine sandwiches, wraps, salads and beverages.
Safari Sunsation Beauty & Tanning Salon aspires to be the one place stop for your tanning, eyelash, nail, and hair needs. They offer a comfortable and clean facility and a staff dedicated to providing the best services to meet clients’ expectations.
Organized by the Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership, this five-day Family FunFest is a great way to kick off summer vacation. The schedule for 2022 includes a first-class carnival midway, games, food vendors, special events throughout the week, a car show, live entertainment, children’s activities, fireworks, and more.