Indiana County Parks

Indiana County Parks & Trails is a natural resource-based park system located in west-central Pennsylvania. We operate 2,700 acres of parks, natural areas and historic sites along with an extensive regional trail system.

We offer year-round facilities and activities for your use and enjoyment including an extensive environmental education program series. Visit our rental facilities page to find the right facility for your next event or special occasion.

Our county parks and trails offer the chance to play, relax, improve your health and fitness and explore the natural world. We encourage and invite you to discover Indiana County Parks & Trails!

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Fire the Pit! Charcoal Making in Story & Song
A Free Program Featuring Van Wagner...

Saturday – September 3rd – 1:00 p.m.

Eliza Furnace - Ghost Town Trail in Vintondale, PA.

Join us as singer, songwriter and storyteller Van Wagner entertains us on how charcoal was produced to fire the Eliza Furnace and other 19th century iron furnaces that once operated in the Blacklick Valley. Through Van’s unique stories and music, we will learn about the life of the colliers who lived and worked at the charcoal pits that fueled the Eliza Furnace. Van Wagner is an educator and gifted musical performer. In the classroom, he teaches Environmental Science at Lewisburg High School. Outside of the classroom he educates audiences with music and programs on Pennsylvania History. His music has been featured on the History Channel, WVIA-TV and on Country Music Television (CMT). 

Van has released 20 original albums and a book entitled, "Coal Dust Rust and Saw Dust." Van’s music and programs not only entertain but inspire audiences to become involved in learning more about our heritage. For more information, contact Indiana County Parks & Trails at (724) 463-8636 or