Explore Freedom, PA

Explore: Freedom, Pennsylvania

Explore: Freedom, Pennsylvania
Welcome to Freedom, Pennsylvania!  Located in Beaver County, this borough is situated along the Ohio River and is just 25 miles northwest of downtown Pittsburgh.


Horses with a view Photo Credit: Runnin Crazy Farm

While this borough is just a short drive to downtown Pittsburgh, its neighboring surroundings are filled with small town feels and family farms.   Yeck Farm is a small dairy farm run by the Yeck family.  In addition to dairy, they also grow sweet corn, other seasonal produce, and are known for their pumpkin patch hayrides and Amish baked goods.

Just a few minutes north, you will find McKinney Family Farm.  This family-run farm specializes in homegrown produce and homemade jams.  If you are in the area, mark your calendar for their opening day on May 1st! 

Things to do

Photo Credit: Historic Pittsburgh

For train lovers, Freedom (and a neighboring borough, Conway) is home to the Conway Yard.    This major rail yard was first built in 1884 and sees over 60 trains traveling through every day.  It is the largest remaining yard within the Pennsylvania Railroad.  Learn more about this historic railroad here.

For those that love horses, Runnin Crazy Farm is a short drive over the river.  Their 20 acres of rotating pastures offer stables, trails, and lessons.   

For water lovers, you can hop on the Ohio River Water Trail (ORWT).   The ORWT extends from the Three Rivers Water Trail in Pittsburgh, PA, past Freedom, to Newell, WV, and then East Liverpool, OH. The 69-mile ORWT includes thirty-three-miles of the Ohio River.    For those that love rowing and kayaking, the Beaver County Rowing Association enjoys 2.4 mile stretch of the Beaver River that is speed controlled and has easy access to the Ohio River.   

Food and Brews

Across the river, you will find The Fountainhead Café serving house-roasted coffees, fresh fruit smoothies, and the best variety of house-made crepes.  

A five-minute drive north will get you to the Backdoor Tavern, which is known for their fish sandwich.  Their fish sandwich is so popular that they fry up over 600 lbs of fish every Friday during Lent.  If fish sandwich fame wasn’t enough, they are just as renowned for their ginormous and unique beer list!  

The Petrucci Brothers Brewery is known for its uniquely brewed beers, relaxed atmosphere, a weekly tap list, and a never-ending supply of food trucks. 

Local Nonprofit:  Allegheny Aquatic Alliance

Tires pulled from Connoquenessing Creek during their annual cleanup.

Outdoor enthusiasts, Christina and Michael Handley started Allegheny Aquatic Alliance in 2012 after spending years witnessing a decline in the quality of the waterways in their area.   Their mission is to restore the waters of Western Pennsylvania to their natural state by removing and combatting pollution, reinstating the organic environment, and educating citizens of the threats to their waterways to empower and encourage public action for watershed preservation.   Their biggest project is the Annual Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup.  This year, the creek clean up will be held on August 29th and September 12th, 2020.

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