Nestled in a narrow valley of the Allegheny Mountains, Clifton Forge and Covington are small towns filled with big surprises. Instead of huge, impersonal malls, you’ll find a wonderful variety of shops, boutiques and galleries, most of which are in our downtown districts. Local eateries, main street cafes and comfortable lodging add to this incredible destination.
History is not forgotten in the Allegheny Highlands, just east of Clifton Forge off I-64, are the iron furnace stacks of Longdale Furnace. During the Civil War, the furnace produced the iron for the plates of the CSS Virginia, known for ending the age of wooden war ships, and for its duel with the USS Monitor.