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Located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania

  • About Our Town
  • Great Allegheny Passage
  • Fallingwater & Kentuck Knob
  •  Yough River & Lake
  • 2018 Calendar

Historically, our town was named for its location at the junction of the Casselman River and Laurel Hill Creek with the Youghiogheny River. Today, the name is more than a geographic moniker, reflecting the confluence of recreational venues that attract visitors to our friendly community from far and wide.Town Square in Confluence PA

Passing through our town is the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail, part of a 335-mile continuous non-motorized corridor from near Pittsburgh to Washington, DC. For dozens of miles, it parallels the Youghiogheny River, noted for some of the best whitewater boating in the Eastern U.S. as well as spectacular scenery. And speaking of boating the 2,840-acre Youghiogheny River Lake just south of town is a power-boater's dream.

Within a short drive are two world-renown Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces, Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, that should be on everyone's 'must see' list.

If you haven't guessed it by now, our natural resources are a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts. During warm months, anglers enjoy excellent fishing in well-stocked rivers and streams, hikers can choose from 79 miles of trails in nearby Ohiopyle State Park, and campers settle into mountain wildflower havens. When the snow flies, visitors flock to four area ski resorts and miles of cross-country ski trails for frosty adventures.

We are surrounded by some of the highest mountains in Pennsylvania, including the highest, Mount Davis at 3,213 feet above sea level – which is another way of saying the vistas are really beautiful.

Confluence, PA. Where mountains touch rivers ... and visitors become friends. Come and find out for yourself.

Confluence is a great place to stop when biking on the Great Allegheny Passage. We have all the services you need:

   • Seven fine restaurants
   • Two well-stocked food stores
   • Hardware
   • Pharmacy
   • Laundromat
   • Two banks
   • Full-service bike shop
   • Rental properties
   • B&Bs
   • Two campgrounds
   • Guest houses
   • Antique and arts shopping
   • Swimming
   • Rafting
   • Kayaking
   • And more!

The Great Allegheny Passage is part of the larger Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (PHNST) corridor, one of only 11 so designated in the country. PHNST is a network of trails between the Chesapeake Bay and the Ohio River. You can find itineraries for hiking, bicycling, paddling and more at
www.potomacheritage.net or visit the National Park Service trail site.

Confluence Trail Access/Parking Information

Many of our visitors take the opportunity to tour two of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpieces located nearby:

Fallingwater "is one of 12 landmarks that will change the way you see the world," according to Travel and Leisure Magazine. It is only about 12 miles from Confluence.

Kentuck Knob, a mid-50s Usonian home, is framed by spectacular mountain vistas and located just 7 miles from Fallingwater.

Reservations recommended: (724) 329-8501

The River

This pristine river has something for everyone. The Middle Yough starts in Confluence and flows to Ohiopyle through the Middle Yough Gorge, an unpopulated area bounded by state park and state game lands. The river has beaver, otters, and mink as well as different varieties of shore birds and ducks. Fishing is superb for both trout and bass.

The Gorge offers opportunities for family float trips with small rapids and lots of flatwater for swimming and fishing. It also is a challenging trip for novice canoeists and kayakers.

The Lake

Constructed for flood and water control by the Army Corps of Engineers, the lake is 16 miles long and up to one-half mile wide. It began operation in 1948 and has over 2,800 acres of water available for power boating, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming and fishing.

The impoundment has boat-launching ramps at the Jockey Hollow and Somerfield access areas along U.S. Route 40, as well as the Tub Run access area along Route 281, south of Confluence, and a Mill Run in Maryland.

According to those who use it, this is the best lake for boating in southwestern Pennsylvania.

                                Additional Information


May 12
Jewelry Bash, 12-6 PM
Confluence Volunteer Fire Department Barlow Street Facility

May 26
Chicken BBQ, 11 AM
Confluence Volunteer Fire Department at the Connumunity Center


June 2
Salvation Army River and Wind Challenge Bike Ride
More information

June 23
Chicken BBQ, 11 AM
Confluence Volunteer Fire Department at the Connumunity Center


July 14
Wing Night, 5-7 PM
Confluence Volunteer Fire Department Barlow Street Facility

July 22
Mount Davis Challenge
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August 11
Wing Night, 5-7 PM
Confluence Volunteer Fire Department Barlow Street Facility


September 15
Chicken BBQ 11 AM
Confluence Volunteer Fire Department at the Community Center

September 29
The Quick and the Dead Mt. Davis Gravel Grinder Bicycle Race
More information

October  5,6,& 7 - PUMPKINFEST


November 24
Roast Beef Dinner 5-7 PM
Confluence Volunteer Fire Department Barlow Street Facility

November 24   Light-Up Night
Town Park  7 PM – Santa Comes to Town



© 2013 Confluence Tourism Association, P.O. Box 144, Confluence, PA 15424 • Design by RBruner • Last Updated: July 11, 2018
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