Welcome To Our Town!
Your friendly trail town along the Great Allegheny Passage ... in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Visitor Information

Rockwood offers a wide range of visitor amenities, including lodging, dining,
shopping & entertainment


Gingerbread House B&B: 814-926-2542
156 Rockdale Rd.

Husky Haven Guesthouse & Campground
440 Water St. • 814-926-2024

Rockwood Trail House B&B: 888-916-2453
131 Rockdale Rd.

The Hostel on Main: 814-926-4546
506 Main St.


Hickory Hollow Campground: 814-926-4636
176 Big Hickord Rd.


American Legion Post 279: 814-926-2626

Rockwood Mill Shoppes: 814-926-4546

Mill Shoppes Pizza: 814-926-3663

Hometown Pizza: 814-926-4922

Rock City Express: 814-926-2117

Tin's Tavern: 814-926-3380

Dough Girls Pizza: 814-926-1010
(New Centerville)

Zambo's Country Cottage Restaurant
814-926-4800 (New Centerville)


First National Bank of PA (ATM): 814-926-4641

S&S Quick Stop (ATM): 814-926-2465

Rockwood Mill Shoppes (ATM): 814-926-4546

Rock City Express: 814-926-2117

Tracks Country Dollar: 814-926-4311

Rockwood Mill Shoppes: 814-926-4546

Mill Shoppe Antiques: 814-926-4546

S&S Quick Stop: 814-926-2465

S&S Sports Shop: 814-926-2465

Stoner Furniture: 814-926-2422

Bike Shop at Rockwood Trail House B&B:

Clapper's Building Materials: 814-926-4644

Bargain Clothing Outlet: 814-926-4132

Rockwood TV-Appliance Hardware: 814-926-2735

Hoover Outfitting: 814-926-3051

Smith's Maple Camp: 814-926-3755

Bike Shop


Christ United Methodist Church
627 Broadway

Rockwood Church of the Brethren
600 Main St.

St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church

Trinity Reformed Church of Rockwood
Main & Market Streets

Casselman United Methodist Church
205 St. John St.

Kingwood Church of God
119 Humbert Rd., Markelton

Messiah Lutheran Church
134 Bridge St. (New Centerville)

Old Bethel Church
227 Old Bethel Rd.

Rockwood Alliance Church
438 Harvest Dr.
Gas Stations
S&S Quick Stop: 814-926-2465
1010 E. Main St.

Rock City Express: 814-926-2117
7 Bridge St.

Rockwood is easily reached by visitors coming from major metropolitan areas. It is just 10 miles from Exit 110 of the PA Turnpike (Somerset). Route 219 also provides convenient access from the north (through Somerset) and south (including I-68 in Maryland). Specific Directions from nearby towns and attractions.

Rockwood, situated along the Casselman River and the Great Allegheny Passage, is a small, friendly community (pop. about 900 in 2010) in Western Pennsylvania.
Things To Do

You are never very far
from something interesting to do
when you are in Rockwood.


The Rockwood Trailhead was the first one developed on the Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) in the early 1990s, and it offers ample parking, a visitor's center, sanitary facilities, and convenient access to the businesses just across the river in downtown Rockwood. (A cellphone booster at the Visitor's Center provides cellular access within a 25-foot radius of the building.) Located adjacent to the Trailhead are a well-stocked bike shop and several bed & breakfasts.

A short ride south on the trail brings you to Husky Haven Campground, and a few miles beyond you'll find Wymp's Gap Fossil Quarry where you can dig for fossils. Pedal several more miles and you'll cross the scenic Salisbury Viaduct, a 1901-foot long, 101-foot high restored railroad trestle that carries the trail over the Casselman River, Route 219, and a main line of the CSX Railroad.

The Rockwood Trailhead offers close and convenient access to the trail when arriving in Western Pennsylvania via the Pennsylvania Turnpike (directions).

Hikers also can enjoy the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail (LHHT) which traverses the mountain ridges for 70 miles between Ohiopyle and Johnstown.

The GAP and LHHT are both part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. Additional info: www.potomacheritage.net

Skiing - Downhill & Cross-Country


Seven Springs Mountain Resort (11 mi.) and Hidden Valley Resort (12 mi.) offer dozens of slopes and trails ranging from beginner to expert.

Cross-country skiers are discovering one of the better-kept secrets of their sport: The Great Allegheny Passage. This nearly-level hiking/biking trail becomes a favorite route for cross-country skiers when Mother Nature turns the trail into a scenic winter wonderland. Parking is available at the Rockwood Trailhead.

Laurel Ridge State Park, part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, has the best cross-country ski area in PA with more than 20 miles of groomed trails.


Husky Haven Campground: 814-926-2024
447 Water St. (mailing address)

Hickory Hollow Campground: 814-926-4636
176 Big Hickory Road (Near New Centerville)

Also See: Laurel Hill State Park

History & Genealogy

Rockwood Area Historical & Genealogical Society, 531 Main St. • 814-926-1500

Click Here for a brief history of Rockwood
Train Watching

For avid railroad buffs, nothing makes their heart beat faster than the sound of an approaching train. Rockwood offers numerous opportunities each day to enjoy the sights and sounds of Amtrak and CSX trains passing through town on the double tracks that originally earned Rockwood the title of "Railroad Center of Somerset County" in the heyday of steam engines. Park at the Rockwood Mill Shoppes and Opera House for a close-up view of all the action.

Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is permitted on the grassy areas of the Great Allegheny Passage in selected areas, including the six-mile stretch between the Rockwood Trailhead and Garrett. Parking is available at the Rockwood Trailhead.


Mill Shoppe Antiques: 814-926-4546
450 Main St.

The Casselman River, which passes through Rockwood, offers scenic paddling for those who enjoy canoeing and kayaking. At high-water stage, paddlers will find Class II & III whitewater with powerful chutes and pockets of eddies.

Boat-launching ramps are available at:

Jeffrey's Landing in Meyersdale
Brant's Landing in Garrett
Roberts Landing in Rockwood
Markleton Landing in Markleton


MIddle Creek Golf Course: 814-926-2067
227 Golfers Lane

King's Mountain Golf Course: 814-926-2021
307 King's Mountain Rd.

Also See: Seven Springs Mountain Resort and Hidden Valley Resort


The Casselman River, which passes through Rockwood, supports a growing population of small-mouth bass, trout, and other species. Nearby are dozens of miles of trout streams and dozens of lakes.

For more detailed information about fishing in Somerset County, visit the PA Fish Commission's website by clicking here and then choose Somerset County on its map.


There are six State Game Lands in Somerset County (#93, 50, 111, 271, 231 & 82) offering thousands of acres for hunting. In addition, many private land owners open their properties to hunters, too, but be sure to ask permission. For more detailed information about hunting in Somerset County, click here to access the PA Game Commission's website.
Nearby Attractions

Rain, shine or snow, you can always find some place special when visiting our area
of the Laurel Highlands.

Fallingwater was designed by American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright for the Edgar J. Kaufman family of Pittsburgh and was completed in the late 1930s. It is an internationally known landmark that has attracted millions of visitors since it was opened to the public in1963.

Phase I of the Flight 93 National Memorial was dedicated on Sept. 11, 2011. Work on Phases II and III continues as does fund-raising to complete the project.

The Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation is dedicated to preserving the miraculous rescue of 9 miners trapped under ground for 77 hours in the summer of 2002.

The Somerset Historical Center is Western Pennsylvania's rural heritage museum featuring excellent interactive exhibits, a covered bridge, authentic historic buildings, and more.

Seven Springs is Pennsylvania's largest four-season family resort. On-site activities include golfing, skiing, snow boarding, tubing, zip-lining, horse-back riding, sporting clays, mountain biking, and much more.

Guests at Hidden Valley can choose from a wide range of activities, including golfing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snow tubing, mountain biking, paddle boats, fishing, and much more.

Mount Davis, located in the southern part of Somerset County, is 3,213 feet above sea level and the highest point in Pennsylvania.

Laurel Hill State Park consists of 4,000+ acres of mountainous land and features a 63-acre lake,12 miles of hiking trails, campground, boat rentals, and educational programming. There are several excellent trout streams within the park as well as a lake with trout, bass, catfish, bluegill, perch, crappie and other species.

Covered Bridges

There are 10 covered bridges in our county, dating from the mid-1800s. A few still carry traffic while others are restricted to pedestrians. Here is a list of the bridges along with GPS coordinates:

Walters Mill: 40° 04' 15" N • 79° 04' 58" W
Shaffer: 40° 16' 52" N • 78° 57' 50" W
Trostletown: 40° 05' 44" N • 78°56' 43" W
Glessner: 40° 01' 34" N • 78° 55' 14" W
New Baltimore: 39° 59' 13" N • 78° 46' 19" W
Packsaddle: 39° 52' 03" N • 78° 49' 03" W
Burkholder: 39° 52' 55" N • 79° 02' 04" W
Barronvale: 39° 57' 09" N • 79° 16' 13" W
King's: 39° 56' 15" N • 79° 16' 16" W
Lower Humbert: 39° 40' 58" • 79° 19' 34" W

A map and guide to the bridges is available upon request from the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce.

Farmer's Markets

Somerset County Farmers' Market
Wednesdays & Saturdays (seasonal)

Springs Farmers' Market (Springs)
Saturdays (seasonal)


There currently are 7 operational windfarms in Somerset County with 124 turbines and a total capacity of 203.6 MW. An eighth windfarm is in the planning stages and would add 68 more turbines with 140 MW capacity.

One windfarm is just a few miles from Rockwood on Rockdale Road.

About Our Town ...

... family roots go back for generations ... folks know their neighbors ... and visitors are made to feel welcome.

The "Rockwood Area" covers the jurisdictions that comprise the Rockwood Area School District (the boroughs of Rockwood, Casselman, New Centerville, and Seven Springs as well as the townships of Black, Middlecreek, Milford, and Upper Turkeyfoot.


Rockwood Area K-12 School Complex
Somerset Ave.
High School: 814-926-4631
Elementary School: 814-926-4677

John Hess

Borough Council
Don Warrick, President
Barry Atchison, Vice President
B. Jean Atchison
Elizabeth Conn
Amy Jo Stout
David Weimer

Borough Office
669 Somerset Ave. Phone: 814-926-2833 Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fire Department

Rockwood Volunteer Fire Department

630 Main Street
Emergencies: 911
Fire Hall: 814-926-4414

Ladies Auxiliary
Contact: Heather Weimer, 814-926-2771

Service Groups

Rockwood American Legion Post 279
Contact: Mark Phillipi, Commander, 814-926-4649

Rockwood American Legion Auxiliary
Contact: Catherine Blough, 814o-926-3734

Rockwood Area Merchants Association
Contact: Julie Cramer, president, 814-926-3019

Rockwood Boy Scouts - Troops 137 & 538
Contact: Scott Ash, 814-926-2625

Rockwood Girl Scouts - Troops 309, 310, 306 & 335
Contact: Talus Rock Council of Girl Scouts, 814-536-5371

Rockwood Rotary
Contact: Larry Pyle, 814-444-1339

Senior Citizens Group of Rockwood
Contact: Katherine Livingood, president, 814-352-7655


Rockwood's early history dates to the late 1700s when the land where it sits was first claimed by Moses Rambo. However, it wasn't until 1857 that Phillip Wolfersburger had a formal town plan created. The community celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2007. To learn more, click here.

Trail Town Program

Rockwood is pleased to be a partner in the Trail Town Program, an economic development initiative along the Great Allegheny Passage.

Rockwood is located in Somerset County in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Exit 110 of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Somerset (just 10 miles from Rockwood) provides easy access for travelers.


Funding for development of this website was provided through the Somerset County Tourism Grant Program.

The Great Allegheny Passage logo is used with the permission of the Allegheny Trail Alliance.

Covered Bridge GPS information courtesy of the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce.

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