Johnstown’s riverside location and the Main Line Canal spurred the town’s growth, providing transportation for the local iron, coal, and steel industries. But the surrounding waters have a deadly history of three epic floods, including the 1889 Johnstown Flood, which killed over 2,000 of Johnstown’s citizens. Learn more at the Johnstown Flood Museum; explore the Path of the Flood and Staple Bend Tunnel Trails or go paddling at the nearby Stonycreek Whitewater Park.
Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Johnstown Flood National Memorial