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Mercer County, PA, is filled with endless outdoor adventures for the entire family. From boating and golfing to fishing, kayaking, and more, there are many possibilities for an exciting getaway waiting for you!
One of the crowning jewels of Mercer County’s outdoor activities is the miles of hiking trails surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Mercer County.
Mercer County is home to a variety of state and community parks, as well as biking and walking trails for the entire family to enjoy.
VisitMercerCountyPA has identified key hiking and biking trails that you will love. Take a friend or your family and hike or bike the 12-mile scenic multi-use paved trail that loops around Lake Wilhelm at Maurice K. Goddard State Park. There is a lot of nature to view from this trail, so don’t be surprised to see bald eagles, ospreys or trumpeter swans. Other animals that inhabit the lake are beavers and river otters.
Have you ever explored a trail on buggy? Well, you can do just that at Hell’s Hollow Wildlife Adventure Trail in Mercer (724-662-1999). Rent a trail buggy or hike and explore miles of historical, environmental, and wildlife trails. See beaver dams, deer, and wild turkey, and you can even try bird watching. Explore waterfalls and one of Mercer County’s first iron ore furnaces. See Hell’s Hollow Farm with an old stone house that was built in 1824 and wander through acres of historic Indian hunting grounds. This adventure trail is located at 496 Bestwick Rd., Mercer, PA 16137.
There are numerous smaller trails for your enjoyment including Trout Island Trail in Sharpsville and self-guided nature trails managed by the U.S. Corps of Engineers at Shenango River Lake. Buhl Park Fitness Trail offers a 9/10 mile-long trail that provides fitness stations for stretching, muscle development, and cardio.
On the Shenango River Trail in Greenville, you can enjoy comfortable walking, biking, or running, on the 1.3 miles that are completed of the planned 10.5-mile trail. This trail is made of crushed limestone, and part of the trail travels around Riverside Park. Take a leisurely walk with family or go on an exhilarating run while enjoying the pleasant scenery of this beautiful, well-kept trail. This trail starts on Main St. in Greenville and ends at Porter Rd on Rt. 58.
Don’t pass up these can’t miss outdoor adventures! Hiking and biking in Mercer County is a truly memorable experience with trails the whole family will enjoy! Start planning your visit today at VisitMercerCountyPA.com.