What do you know about Warren PA?

Apr 4th, 2006, 03:45 AM
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What do you know about Warren PA?

Looks like my husband will be working in Warren PA for the next 8 months. Could mean I will have to travel there for some extended weekends. Could not find much info on-line other than statistics. I see the Allegheny River runs through it. Are there nice hotel / motels that you would recommend near the river? Is the river good for kayaking? Any nice shopping or parks in town?
Let me know what you think.
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Apr 4th, 2006, 08:33 AM
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Anyone at least heard of it ? LOL
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Apr 5th, 2006, 03:09 PM
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Warren is definitely a small town, will be safe, pretty, not a whole lot to do, might enjoy exploring the small towns around there and day trips. A real gem is the reservoir and the Allegheny Natl Forest, starts at Warren at a little marina w boat rentals, and goes South on a scenic road about 7? miles or so toward Kane, PA. No development along the reservoir, quiet and pretty. Swim, fish, boat, hike. We visit Kiasutha campground every year,pretty spots on the water. There's a Zippo lighter & knife factory NE of Warren. I heard the state parks across the NY border are very nice. A lot of hunters like this part of PA.
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Apr 6th, 2006, 05:51 AM
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Thanks LauraStull!
I'm glad someone has heard of it
Sounds like a sleepy little town. Good for relaxation. Thanks for the info. I will check out the reservoir and the forest. The marina sounds pleasant too.
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Apr 6th, 2006, 06:28 AM
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There is (or was?) a mail-order clothing company there too: Fingerhut, Blair, one of those ones that advertise in Sunday papers. I stayed at a Super8 and ate at the nearby Perkins when I stayed there probably 10 yr ago. I'd camped a few days in the National Forest, spend time up around the dam, and got a bad sunburn where I needed a room with a.c.

I don't know if it will be back in operation this year or not, but there was a steam railroad in the area .. I think the name was Marienville, Kane & Kinzua RR that had a 96 mile r/t to Kinzua State Park. The large, historic bridge fell a few years ago and I guess ridership on the rr fell. Nice sleepy area is about right.

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Apr 6th, 2006, 08:11 AM
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I'm guessing your husband has an assignment at the United Refining plant. Others are right, there isn't much to do there, not much more than the Super 8 and the Comfort Inn, which is where we stay when we work there. Nice place if you enjoy the outdoors. Blair is the mail order house located there.
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Jun 29th, 2006, 01:24 PM
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There is plenty to do in the Warren area. I grew up there and enjoyed fishing, hiking, canoeing and camping. The area has been ranked one of the top 10 by the Weather Channel for scenic autumn motor trips. Check out some of the photos at http://www.theallegheny.com. This is the largest preserved tract of land between Chicago and New York City! Oh and don't miss the 4th of July fireworks at Betts Park. I think the size of the town doubles.
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Jun 29th, 2006, 01:55 PM
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All I know about Warren, PA is that I ate a Pizza Hut pizza there once, and we went to see the Kinzua Dam.

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Jun 29th, 2006, 03:57 PM
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Erie, PA is only about an hour or so from Warren.

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Jun 30th, 2006, 02:49 AM
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Actually he is building the Super Walmart. I still can't believe that . He stays at the Super 8. He has been sending photos of the area and it is very pretty. He has also visited the Kinzua Dam and said it is nice. I plan on going down for a visit in July and we plan on golfing one day. He said there are some real nice golf courses too. He also took his motorcylce with him one week and did some nice riding there.
Thanks for the comments.
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Jun 30th, 2006, 10:43 AM
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you could also do an ovwernight trip or day trip to Salamanca,NY where the Seneca Allegheny Casino is and stop at Ellicottville/Holiday Valley ski area...nice Quaint town..the Zippo/Case knives factory is in Bradford not far away...
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