In southern Clarion County on the banks of the Allegheny River is the town of East Brady which is a power boaters’ paradise and the birth place of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback, Jim Kelly.
Pool 9 is the northern most deep water pool of the Allegheny and provides over 9 miles of exceptional boating opportunities for leisure boating, fishing, water skiing, and jet skiers, with a public launches and good drive-to access available to many areas of the river’s shoreline. The area around East Brady is steeped in history. Brady’s Bend is named for Revolutionary War-era Captain Samuel Brady, who is famous for his battle with Indians in the late 1770s. The Brady’s Bend Overlook offers a spectacular panoramic view as the river below turns about three-quarters of a circle in a matter of a few miles.
The town is home to trail heads for the Armstrong Trail and the Redbank Valley Trail, which DCNR named the Pennsylvania’s Trail of the Year in 2014. Hikers and cyclists will find East Brady welcoming with bike racks throughout the town, inviting stores, and friendly residents.
The annual East Brady Riverfest in July is a fun 3-day celebration with live music, parade, fireworks, rides, food, and much more. The town also hosts several catfish tournaments each summer that draw anglers from all over the eastern U.S. The exceptional musky fishing on the Allegheny has been getting a lot of press in the fishing and outdoor media as well.
For more information on East Brady and the PA Great Outdoors region, go to VisitPAGO.com or call (814) 849-5197.