Saltsburg is a hub community in the Pittsburgh-to-Harrisburg Main Line Canal Greenway and the first of several river/trail towns in the Kiski Valley Greenway, a 26-river mile corridor along the borders of Westmoreland, Indiana, and Armstrong County, about 45 minutes east of Pittsburgh.
Sitting at the nexus of the West Penn and Westmoreland Heritage Trails, and where the Loyalhanna Creek joins the Conemaugh River to form the Kiskiminetas, Saltsburg’s Nationally Registered Historic District is home to well-preserved buildings with an increasing business base.
The Point Street Tavern (117 Point St.) – This business is located in a historic 1913 restaurant building that retains its original appearance. PA Canal, Pennsylvania Railroad, and local community and trail photos are featured along with a bike and river recreation theme. Local craft and domestic beers are served along with specialty sandwiches, snacks, and ice cream.
Saltsburg Kayak and Canoe Outfitters (111 Market St.) – Housed in the historic Patterson Mill built in 1912, the business rents kayaks and canoes for use on the adjacent rivers and bicycles for riding on the West Penn and Westmoreland Heritage Trails.
Rebecca B. Hadden Stone House Museum and Gift Shop (105 Point St.) – Located in an 1830 stone house, the museum is a treasure trove of local household antiques and memorabilia plus displays on U.S. wars and industries. A small gift shop sells Saltsburg related souvenirs and information booklets. In the backyard, visitors can enjoy a Victorian herb garden and a tool shed featuring hand and farm tools dating from the late 1800’s.
Skilled local craftsman, Angelo DiLascio – AD Construction business owner, Angelo, has demonstrated his skills in woodworking and masonry in the storefront work completed on the historic McIllwain Warehouse (114 Point St.) and in recreating the front first-floor windows on the old Saltsburg Hotel (109 Point Street).
Planet Goodness (1012 1st St. Vandergrift, PA) – Just downstream and across the river from Frederick Law Olmstead designed Vandergrift, Planet Goodness offers mostly local, all organic produce and other products.
To learn more about recreation, historic, and cultural assets along the entire Kiski-Conemaugh Water Trail, click here.