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ESCAPE TO MERCER COUNTY'S GREAT OUTDOORS!
With its gently rolling hills, scenic parks and placid lakes, Mercer County's natural beauty is renowned. Plunge into an outdoor adventure of hiking, biking, boating and more. The "wildlife" you encounter might be your own.

BRANDY SPRINGS PARK
(724) 662-2356
Brandy Springs Park features a swimming pool and plenty of space for picnicking and other outdoor events.
233 New Wilmington Road
Mercer PA 16137

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BUHL FARM PARK
(724) 981-5522
Buhl Park consists of nearly 300 acres of recreational and cultural amenities and open space to enjoy. It features the only free 9-hole golf course in the country, a driving range, 4 playgrounds, 4 picnic shelters, 8 free tennis courts, a .9 mile fitness trail with 16 workout stations, an outdoor pool, 7 acre lake for fishing, an outdoor performing arts center and much more.
715 Hazen Road
Hermitage PA 16148
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CARRIED AWAY RECREATION
(724) 343-1313
Carried Away Recreation has a fleet of kayaks and canoes for rent to enjoy local waterways & lakes. Scouts, organized groups, families or just friends can enjoy paddling down the newly opened channel on Shenango River.
45 Alan Ave.
Greenville PA 16125
Email: jeskayaks@gmail.com
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COOLSPRING CORN MAZE
(724) 699-3221
Our 2013 "American Cowboy" is an amazing maze, shaped like a western belt buckle. Play our new "Barnyard Boardgame". Pick your pumpkin and stay the day!
537 Franklin Road
Mercer PA 16137
Email: jmccullough@zoominternet.net
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GROVE CITY COMMUNITY PARK
(724) 458-7060
Community park featuring a swimming pool, playgrounds, tennis courts, and plenty of places for a picnic.
500 Memorial Park Dr.
Grove City PA 16127

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HELL'S HOLLOW WILDLIFE ADVENTURE TRAIL
(724) 662-1999
Take a hike or rent a trail buggy and explore miles of historical, environmental and wildlife trails. See beaver dams, deer, wild turkey and try bird watching. Explore water falls, and one of Mercer County’s first iron ore furnaces. See Hell's Hollow Farm with an old stone house built in 1824 and wonder thru acres of Historic Indian hunting grounds. Don’t forget your camera on your trek back in time, breathe the fresh Western Pa. air, hear the sounds of nature, and see for yourself the beauty of Hell’s Hollow.
496 Bestwick Rd.
Mercer PA 16137
Email: springvalley@zoominternet.net
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IRON'S MILL FARMSTEAD
(724) 992-9343
This fall, come and enjoy a day filled with good ole’ fashioned fun for the whole family! Fly down the slides on Irons Mill Hill, dive into 10 tons of shelled corn at Corncob Beach, test your skills at our famous Pumpkin Slingshots, take a hayride, pick out the perfect pumpkin, get lost in a 10 acre corn maze, jump high on Jumpin’ Jackdaws, ride a pony, feast on homemade comfort food at Grandma Kettle’s kitchen & Marmee’s Sweet Shoppe…all this and more is waiting for you at Irons Mill Farmstead!
252 Greenfield Road
New Wilmington, PA PA 16142
Email: Stacy@ironsmillfarmstead.com
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LIVING TREASURES ANIMAL PARK
(724) 924-9571
Living Treasures is a wonderful setting for a great family experience! The large petting zoo is the thrill of the day for young visitors, while the exotic animals fascinate young and old alike. Bring your camera for those once in a lifetime photo opportunities.
268 Fox Road
New Castle PA 16101
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MAURICE K. GODDARD STATE PARK
(724) 253-4833
The 2,856-acre Maurice K. Goddard State Park features the 1,860-acre Lake Wilhelm, which is very popular with anglers and a 12.2-mile paved hiking & biking trail. Many recreational activities attract visitors in all seasons. The large lake, abundant wetlands, old fields and mature forests provide a diversity of habitats for wildlife, especially waterfowl, eagles and ospreys.
684 Lake Wilhelm Rd.
Sandy Lake PA 16145
Email: goddardsp@state.pa.us
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MCKEEVER ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER
(724) 376-1000
The McKeever Environmental Learning Center is folded into a natural wooded setting about 75 miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania near Sandy Lake, Mercer County. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania created the McKeever Environmental Learning Center in 1974. It’s primary purpose is to provide environmental education programs to assist people of all ages to become better stewards of the Earth’s resources.
55 McKeever Lane
Sandy Lake PA 16145
Email: info@mckeever.org
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MERCER COUNTY TRAILS ASSOCIATION
(724) 301-6993
Mercer County Trails Association is a non profit organization formed with the primary mission of developing and maintaining multi-use trails in Mercer County.
PO Box 1553
Hermitage PA 16148
Email: info@mctrails.org

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MUNNELL RUN FARM
(724) 662-2242
Munnell Run Farm is a 163 - acre classroom for experiencing the relationship between agriculture and the natural environment through hands-on activities.
24 Avalon Ct., Suite 300
Mercer PA 16137
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PYMATUNING DEER PARK
(724) 932-3200
Visitors are encouraged to pet and feed the over 200 animals on display. A picnic area, snack bar, gift shop and western town are also available. However the pony and train rides along with the petting zoo are by far the favorites
804 E. Jamestown Road
Jamestown PA 16134
Email: pymderpark@a4isp.com
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PYMATUNING STATE PARK
(724) 932-3142
Largest state park in Pennsylvania in acreage. Features three campgrounds, fish hatchery, wild life viewing areas, and abundant recreational opportunities.
2660 Williamsfield Rd.
Jamestown PA 16134
Email: Pymatuningsp@state.pa.us
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RIVERSIDE PARK
(724) 588-4810
Riverside Park was established in 1911 with a donation of 20 acres of land to the Borough of Greenville from J.C. Brackin.
45 Alan Avenue
Greenville PA 16125

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SHENANGO RIVER LAKE
(724) 962-7746
Shenango River Lake is part of the flood control system operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers for the Beaver and Upper Ohio Rivers. Situated within the suburban Shenango Valley, the lake provides an array of outdoor opportunities including picnicking, camping, nature photography, warm water fishing, boating (six boat ramps available), water sports, canoeing the Shenango River and the Pymatuning Creek and hiking an interpretive trail.
2442 Kelly Road
Hermitage PA 16148
Email: lrpwebinquiries@usace.army.mil
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SHENANGO RIVER WATCHERS
(724) 3425453
the Shenango River Watchers is a non-profit watershed group formed to restore and protect the environmental, scenic, and recreational attributes of the Shenango River Watershed. Working together, our members and other volunteers have cleared hundreds of tons of garbage and thousands of tires from illegal dump sites along the river, constructed canoe launches, and monitored the water quality of the Shenango River.
P.O. Box 986
Sharon PA 16146
Email: www.shenangoriverwatchers.org
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SKYDIVE PENNSYLVANIA
(724) 748-5377
SAFETY, QUALITY, HONESTY. Skydive Pennsylvania is a USPA affiliated full time commercial skydiving school. Skydiving is not our hobby or a supplement to our income, it is the focus of our existence! Our equipment is modern and well maintained, equipped with square main and reserve parachutes with automatic activation devices on the reserves. Our instructional staff are well paid, very experienced professional instructors.
496 Old Ash Road
Mercer PA 16137
Email: jump@skydivepa.com
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