Nestled along the Clarion River at the edge of the Allegheny National Forest is historic Ridgway, a quaint and friendly town with an illustrious past. Once the home of Gilded Age lumber barons, Ridgway boasts stunning Victorian architecture, a bustling downtown of shops and restaurants, and that warm and welcoming atmosphere you can only find in Northwestern Pennsylvania!
Centrally located in the lush forests of the Pennsylvania Wilds, Ridgway is an outdoor lover’s paradise! The perfect base to explore The Allegheny National Forest, kayak the Clarion River or hike the Little Toby Rail Trail; Ridgway offers unlimited opportunities for walking, biking, fly fishing, and hiking spring through fall. In the winter, you can enjoy cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, or participate in one of our monthly festivals including the internationally acclaimed Chainsaw Carvers’ Rendezvous.
Ridgway offers something for everyone year round. Visit us to view the free-roaming herd of Elk just 20 miles to the south, purchase a unique work of art at the Elk County Council on the Arts, or take home a souvenir from one of our charming Main Street shops. Whatever the reason for your visit, we invite you to stop in and begin your adventure at the Welcome Center at 300 Main Street, Ridgway, Pennsylvania!
Join us on the First Friday of each month for unique shopping and extended hours at many of Ridgway's businesses! A fun event for the whole family!
All participants must
be 21 years or older.