When you visit our town, you will find a friendly community steeped in history and nestled in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania. Once a thriving rail town in the heyday of steam locomotives, Rockwood is now prospering as a Trail Town along Somerset County portion of the Great Allegheny Passage.
We are located at Mile 43.5 along the Trail and the Trailhead features ample parking as well as the Sembower Visitor Center. Maynard Sembower, was once Rockwood’s Trail Ambassador, whose friendly greetings and helpful nature were remembered by all who passed by.
In addition to being a great access point for the bike trail, Rockwood offers delightful Airbnb’s ready to cater to your needs, our own Trailhead Brewery for your opportunity to recharge and hydrate, and many other attractions within a short drive.
Just down Main Street from Trailhead Brewing is the Rockwood Area Historical Society’s museum featuring an interesting display of memorabilia highlighting the town’s history. For those who enjoy water sports, the Casselman River offers canoeing and kayaking, as well as good fishing. And, yes, for railroad buffs there are still trains passing through many times each day.
Ours is a town where family roots go back for generations … where folks know their neighbors … and where visitors are made to feel welcome. Come visit us and enjoy some hometown hospitality!