Ridgway Township owns Sandy Beach Park which has land on both sides of Laurel Mill Rd. and is next to the Allegheny National Forest. The park has 4 pavilions, a softball field, baseball field, fenced dog park, volleyball courts, fishing stream, two playgrounds and about a mile of walking trails. From Ridgway head west on Main St. which will turn into Laurel Mill Rd. The park is on the left, about 3 miles from downtown Ridgway. There is a large sign and there are two entrances so don't panic if you miss the one at the sign. 6712 Laurel Mill Rd. usually works in a GPS.
We are working with Ridgway Township to develop a bike pump track and mountain bike trails at Sandy Beach Park. The pump track will be located in the main park and the mountain bike trails will be on the north side of Laurel Mill Rd. which is on a hill. Assuming that the Forest Service will allow biking on some of the Laurel Mills Trails, the Sandy Beach mountain bike trails will connect to them.
Work on the pump track is expected to start in the fall of 2021. Work on the first mountain bike trail, a loop around the perimeter using old logging roads, is expected to begin in the spring of 2022.
Pavilions can be reserved by contacting the Ridgway Township office at (814) 773-5625.