Off the Beaten Path in Renfrew
Today, the small, unincorporated village in Penn Township retains much of its heritage whilst providing easy access to larger urban centers.
Renfrew’s well-preserved historic sites – including its original Methodist church – stand guard over the town that has attracted attention far and wide. Locals soak in the gorgeous simplicity of a July morning to pick blueberries off the vine; and residents bask in the cool evenings on their patios, perhaps sipping a few ounces of locally-sold Pinot Grigio or Red Rock Ale.
The region also equips adventurers with ample backpacking and camping opportunities as well as copious activities for water enthusiasts. In Renfrew, adventurers can float or boat down the Connoquenessing Creek from the town’s access point. Those hoping to make it to Evans City from the Creek can do so in just seven miles of waterway.
Despite its small size, Renfrew offers a few convenience stores and restaurants to residents and travelers. Hungry visitors can sup on local favorites - including its famous crab cakes - and music enthusiasts can sing and dance the night away at local DJ Karaoke events. Shoppers and explorers in search of more varied venues can tour nearby towns and cities like Butler and Cranberry Township or drive just 30 miles south to Pittsburgh.