Wampum was established in 1796 and is the oldest Borough in Lawrence County. Located just 35 mile from Pittsburgh and 17 miles from Cranberry Township, Wampum is nestled in a wooded valley along Beaver River. Wampum’s mission is to develop a healthy business community, create an attractive and welcoming environment, provide a wide range of indoor and outdoor recreation as well as, a historical and cultural atmosphere for all of its citizens and visitors, both young and old.
Some of the businesses next to the trail include: Jackies Laundromat, Convenient Store Stop & Shop, Post Office, ATM, Western Union, Tom’s Auto, Paramont Cafe, Valeries Hair Gallery, Peggy’s Floral Shop, Dr. Bailey, Ron’s Barber Shop, and more. In addition, the Revitalization Group is trying to develop a primitive camping area along the Darlington Road Area and there is also a camp ground at Mines in the Meadow ATV Park on Darlington.
“Wampum is proud to be the first Trail Town with the North Country Trail. We hope we can be an asset to your hikers and provide them some comfort and relaxation as they enjoy the beautiful trail which the Wampum Chapter of the North Country Trail built and continues to maintain.”
The section of the North Country National Scenic Trail that runs through Wampum is built, maintained, and promoted by our NCTA Chapter of the same name – the Wampum Chapter. To find Chapter contact information, the event calendars, and additional info regarding the trail located through this area, please view the Wampum Chapter page.