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Mercer County, PA is an ideal playground for those who love diverse outdoor activities. On land, on water, or in the air, visitors will delight in the beauty of the region. Whether you enjoy a relaxing kayaking or tubing trip on the water, or are seeking the challenge of a wildlife adventure, you can find it all here. We have hiking and biking trails, we boast boating, fishing, and outdoor performing arts centers. For those seeking an adrenaline rush, Mercer County, PA also features Skydive PA where you can enjoy a tandem jump after about an hour of instruction.

BRANDY SPRINGS PARK

724-662-2356
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233 New Wilmington Road
Mercer PA 16137

Brandy Springs Park features a swimming pool and plenty of space for picnicking and other outdoor events.

BUHL FARM PARK

724-981-5522
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715 Hazen Road
Hermitage PA 16148

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.

BUHL PARK PUMP TRACK

724-981-5522
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1290 Forker Blvd.
Hermitage, PA 16148

Buhl Park has installed the first asphalt “Pump Track” in the Northeast, United States. Visitors to spend a day in the area enjoying a variety of cycling options. The track is perfect for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. One loop around the track is between one and two tenths of a mile. The Pump Track is located next to the Buhl Park Driving Range in the wooded area to the right of the parking lot.

CARRIED AWAY OUTFITTERS

724-343-1313
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73 Memorial Drive
Greenville PA 16125
Second location:
4220 East Lake Road
Jamestown, PA 16134

Carried Away Outfitters 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. Locations in Greenville and Jamestown.

COOLSPRING CORN MAZE

724-699-3221
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Coolspring Corn Maze and Farm Market
537 Franklin Rd.
Mercer, PA 16137

Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio’s #1 Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch and Adventure Farm! Voted “Best in Nation” by USA Today! 2018 Theme: “Heroes of the Corn”

  • Dates: September 13th – November 3rd, 2019
  • Location: Coolspring Corn Maze, 537 Franklin Road, Mercer, PA 16137

FAIR HAVEN FARMS

412-848-3501
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201 Lee Road
Grove City, PA 16127

Fair Haven Farms is the perfect destination for all of your fall family activities. Our fall festival is open Saturdays & Sundays, September 14th – October 26th. Autumn is the perfect time to select some beautiful pumpkins and try the corn maze. Try your skill set at Pumpkin Chunkin and visit our farm animals and new attractions for toddlers and school age kids!

GROVE CITY COMMUNITY PARK

724-458-7060
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500 Memorial Park Dr.
Grove City PA 16127

Community park featuring a swimming pool, playgrounds, tennis courts, and plenty of places for a picnic.

HELL’S HOLLOW WILDLIFE ADVENTURE TRAIL

724-662-1999
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496 Bestwick Rd.
Mercer PA 16137

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.

IRONS MILL FARMSTEAD

724-992-9343
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252 Greenfield Road
New Wilmington, PA PA 16142

Enjoy fall fun with the whole family with 35+ attractions! 10 acre corn maze, pumpkin meadow, super slides, corncob beach, pumpkin slingshots, hayrides, pig races, 9 farm eateries and much more!

  • Location: Irons Mill Farmstead, 252 Greenfield Rd., New Wilmington, PA 16142
  • Dates: September 14th – November 3rd. 2019
  • For more information: 724-946-5455

KEYSTONE SAFARI

724-748-6777
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2284 Mercer Butler Pike
Grove City, PA 16127

Keystone Safari is the area’s newest attraction with fun for the whole family. Visitors can expect to feed and interact with over 100 animals, including local celebrities, the reticulated giraffe family. For those who prefer thrills, visitors can conquer our beginner or intermediate zip-line adventure courses. Coming soon is our Safari Tour bus rides. Visitors will board our open-air buses for a one-hour tour to see multiple regional exhibit areas where many larger species of animals will roam in a natural setting. The bus rides are expected to open in the summer of 2019. Also, don’t expect to stay at home in the colder months, seasonal holiday attractions are planned for each year.

LACKAWANNOCK – SHENANGO – WEST MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOL

724-528-1110
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28 Walnut Street
West Middlesex, PA 16159

Serving the residents of Mercer County for over 50 years, this quiet neighborhood pool operates between June and August. Providing a picnic area, playground, concession stand, and on-duty lifeguards, this hidden gem can provide hours of swimming and poolside relaxation on a hot summer day. Opens daily at noon. Welcome to all guests within and outside the surrounding communities.

LIVING TREASURES ANIMAL PARK

724-924-9571
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268 Fox Road
New Castle PA 16101

Living Treasures is a wonderful setting for a great family Explore! 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.

MAURICE K. GODDARD STATE PARK

724-253-4833
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684 Lake Wilhelm Rd.
Sandy Lake PA 16145

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.

MERCER COUNTY TRAILS ASSOCIATION

724-301-6993
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PO Box 1553
Hermitage PA 16148

Mercer County Trails Association is a non profit organization formed with the primary mission of developing and maintaining multi-use trails in Mercer County.

MUNNELL RUN FARM

724-662-2242
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24 Avalon Ct., Suite 300
Mercer PA 16137

Munnell Run Farm is a 163 – acre classroom for experiencing the relationship between agriculture and the natural environment through hands-on activities.

PYMATUNING DEER PARK

724-932-3200
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804 E. Jamestown Road
Jamestown PA 16134

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.

PYMATUNING RENTALS & INFORMATION CENTER, LLC

724-877-6104
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1 Gibson Street
Jamestown, PA 16134

Family owned and operated, economical, kayak rental and shuttle service on the Upper Shenango Water Trail.  Small business directory of camping, cottages, B&B, services, attractions and dining.  Specializing in accommodating company picnics, family reunions and organization meetings.

PYMATUNING STATE PARK

724-932-3142
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2660 Williamsfield Rd.
Jamestown PA 16134

Largest state park in Pennsylvania in acreage. Features three campgrounds, fish hatchery, wild life viewing areas, and abundant recreational opportunities.

RIVERSIDE PARK

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45 Alan Avenue
Greenville PA 16125

Riverside Park was established in 1911 with a donation of 20 acres of land to the Borough of Greenville from J.C. Brackin.

SHENANGO RIVER LAKE

724-962-7746
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2442 Kelly Road
Hermitage PA 16148

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.

SHENANGO RIVER WATCHERS

724-342-5453
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P.O. Box 986
Sharon PA 16146

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.

SKYDIVE PENNSYLVANIA

724-748-5377
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496 Old Ash Road
Mercer PA 16137

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.

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11may - 26octmay 119:00 amoct 26FARMER'S MARKETexcerpt: Saturdays, May 11th - October 26th, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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