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.
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.