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Early Spring Activities on the Allegheny Plateau in Mercer County PA

April 13, 2021

Spring has sprung in Mercer County, located in the Allegheny Plateau, where you can see beautiful blooms, rich greenery, and a variety of beautiful rivers and lakes. Mercer County is the perfect place for many early spring activities with comfortable temperatures and many sunny days ahead.


With the sun shining and temperatures at a comfortable level, now is the time to dust off the golf clubs and plan your weekend golf getaway! Mercer County is home to numerous golf courses within a half-hour or less drive from one another. With middle to high-end courses and low green fees, golfing in Mercer County is a great way to start the spring season!

Suppose you want to turn this into a golfing getaway. In that case, you can request a quote for a Stay & Play package where you can enjoy accommodations that are centrally located to the courses, with two lodging facilities located on golf courses, as well as great restaurants, a wine and brew trail, and variety of bar choices to unwind off the course.


Nothing is better than cruising down the scenic trail on your bicycle as you breathe in the fresh spring air! In Mercer County, you can do just that! A unique place to ride your bicycle is the Buhl Farm Park Pump Track.  This is the first asphalt “pump track” in the Northeast United States and offers off-road cycling with exciting twists and banked turns. From beginners to seasoned riders, you can have a blast on the pump track!

Other options include taking a scenic ride on the 12-mile trail around Lake Wilhelm or enjoying a ride on the fully paved Trout Island Trail located in Sharpsville. Pack up your gear and your friends and family, and get ready for a day of adventure in Mercer County this spring. You can pack a lunch and picnic in a nearby park or refuel at one of many great restaurants in the area!


The kickoff of trout season started on March 27th and anglers are flocking to Mercer County for early spring fishing. Mercer County is home to various creeks, lakes, and rivers, some of which feature Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only, Keystone Select Stocked Trout Waters, and Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission stocked trout waters.

No matter your skill level, Mercer County has various fishing spots for you to test and challenge your angling skills! With nearby accommodations and a range of fabulous restaurants, breweries, and wineries, you can transform your fishing trip into a relaxing spring getaway.


Mercer County is home to a variety of scenic waterways that are perfect for paddling the day away! There is no shortage of exciting waterways to explore from the 1,440 acres lake at the Maurice K. Goddard State Park to the 17,088-acre Pymatuning Reservoir. You can also explore the Shenango River Trail, which starts in Jamestown at the Pymatuning Dam and flows 23 miles through the town of Greenville, and into the Shenango River Lake.

You can pull off and picnic within the parks or stretch your legs on a hike for a fun outdoor adventure!

Ready to Plan Your Outdoor Adventure?

If you are ready to beat cabin fever and get the family out of the house, Mercer County is the perfect destination for fresh air and family fun! Plan a bike ride, a golf trip, and so much more today by visiting!

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