The Allegany Mountains provide a scenic backdrop that can be enjoyed from almost every street in Brockway, Pennsylvania. This beautiful Jefferson County city, 84 miles northeast of Pittsburg, was established in 1836 as a farming and lumber center. Later it became one of the nation’s premier glass manufacturing centers. Today Brockway has 2,182 residents, excellent schools and a variety of outdoor recreational activities that are hard to rival. Families looking for homes in Brockway PA will find a family friendly town that welcomes all.
Visitors only have to travel to Taylor Memorial Park to enjoy Brockway’s natural beauty. This well designed city park offers covered picnic areas, a playground, outdoor amphitheater, ball courts and a peaceful lake where you can watch Canadian Geese at play. To find out more about this park call (814) 265-8739. Brockway residents also have close access to two Jefferson County State Parks. Cook Forest and Clear Creek State Parks both offer backpacking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing and trout fishing. These parks also have camping and picnicking facilities for family reunions or getaways. Real estate in Brockway PA is available near these great parks.
Jefferson County outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy one of the best hiking and biking trails in the region. The Clarion Little Toby Trail winds through 18 miles of wilderness area between Brockway and Ridgway. This Rails to Trails project follows Little Toby Creek and the Clarion River. Both streams are popular with Pennsylvania trout fishermen. Outdoor lovers will definitely want to check out available homes in Brockway PA near these parks. For those who’d rather golf than hike or fish, the Owens Brockway and Scottish Heights Golf Courses are available for play in nearby Brockport.
There are also plenty of great cultural activities available in the area. The Brockway Artists Connection puts on several annual local productions. The Village Voices of Brockway is a wonderful choral group open to anyone who loves to sing. History buffs and genealogists will want to visit the Brockway Area Historical Society and the Taylor Memorial Museum. The museum has a large display of glass from local glass companies along with early lumbering and mining artifacts. Jefferson County also has a winery housed in a 100-year-old barn. Wine connoisseurs will want to visit this unique winery’s gift shop for wine tasting and local, handcrafted items.
Brockway’s Fourth of July is not to be missed. This well-known event offers live music, parades, horse drawn trolley rides, skateboarding, magic shows and face painting for all ages. Art shows and fishing contests are included on the two day venue that culminates in a spectacular fireworks show. Nearby Punxsutawney is home to Punxsutawney Phil, the world famous weather forecasting groundhog. All Jefferson County joins Phil’s hometown in recognizing his efforts on February second and again during a weeklong July celebration. Brockway and Jefferson County residents also enjoy the nearby Laurel Festival at Brookville. Pennsylvania’s state flower is honored with a parade, ball games, fiddling and shopping. Check with your local realtor to find out more about these events and real estate in Brockway PA.