Stephen Foster's popular "Camptown Races" was penned while Foster was visiting his brother in Towanda. At the time, a popular horse race, "five miles long" was run between Camptown and Wyalusing and is believed to have been the inspiration for Foster's immortal song. Foster's first published song, "Tioga Waltz," was written when he was a student in Bradford County. The present day-version of the Camptown Races, a cross country foot race, is the region's oldest 10 K race and one of the most challenging. It's held every year, the first weekend in September and includes the community's annual Old Home Day celebration.
A view of the charming homes along Camptown's picturesque Water Street.