Westmoreland County is divided into 65 municipalities of various sizes, shapes, and landscapes. It is our mission to explore what makes every one of those 65 municipalities special.
We are moving in random order through the list, and it was with great excitement our randomizer landed on Avonmore Borough for our debut spotlight.
Avonmore is a small, rural borough on the northern tip of Westmoreland County. Students who live in Avonmore are served by the Kiski Area School District. With an estimated population of just under 1,000, Avonmore is one of the quieter locations to spend time recreating.
The Kiskiminetas River surrounds Avonmore, and water-sport enthusiasts are able to launch canoes, kayaks, and other personal boating equipment from the launch site.
Avonmore also boasts the seasonal, beautiful Sunny Acres Sunflower Maze. This is the spot to go for those insta-worthy photos!
We were amazed to learn that the 2012 film, Promised Land, starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski, was primarily filmed in Avonmore. Examining the impact of the natural gas industry on rural America, Avonmore provided the ideal setting for this fascinating movie. You can see the very recognizable Avonmore Bridge in the movie’s trailer:
If you are in the mood to explore the outdoors, no matter the season, Avonmore Borough is the place to be.