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Outdoor Recreation in Mercer County, PA

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

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

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.

CARRIED AWAY RECREATION

CARRIED AWAY RECREATION
724-343-1313
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45 Alan Ave.
Greenville PA 16125
Email: jeskayaks@gmail.com

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.

COOLSPRING CORN MAZE

COOLSPRING CORN MAZE

Go back in time & experience the "Land of the Lost" Corn Maze, where dinosours once roamed.  Hayrides, haymaze, mountain slides, barnyard game and more!  Fall Family Fun!

  • Dates: September 18th - Novemebr 1st, 2015; Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Time: Fridays: 4 - 11 PM; Saturdays: 11 AM - 11 PM; Sundays: 11 AM - 8 PM
  • Location: Coolspring Corn Maze, 537 Franklin Road, Mercer, PA 16137
  • Admission: $9.95 per person, 2 and under free

GROVE CITY COMMUNITY PARK

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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

HELL'S HOLLOW WILDLIFE ADVENTURE TRAIL

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.

IRON'S MILL FARMSTEAD

IRON'S MILL FARMSTEAD
724-992-9343
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252 Greenfield Road
New Wilmington, PA PA 16142
Email: Stacy@ironsmillfarmstead.com

Enjoy fall fun with the whole family with 20+ attractions! 10 acre corn maze, pumpkin meadow, super slides, corncob beach, pumpkin slingshots, hayrides, pig races, and much more! Plus fireworks show in October!

  • Location: Irons Mill Farmstead, 252 Greenfield Rd., New Wilmington, PA 16142
  • Admission: $12.95 general admission, $9.95 seniors, 2 & under free
  • For more information: 724-946-5455

LIVING TREASURES ANIMAL PARK

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

MAURICE K. GODDARD STATE PARK
724-253-4833
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684 Lake Wilhelm Rd.
Sandy Lake PA 16145
Email: goddardsp@state.pa.us

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.

MCKEEVER ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER

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724-376-1000
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55 McKeever Lane
Sandy Lake PA 16145
Email: info@mckeever.org

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.

MERCER COUNTY TRAILS ASSOCIATION

MERCER COUNTY TRAILS ASSOCIATION
724-301-6993
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PO Box 1553
Hermitage PA 16148
Email: info@mctrails.org

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

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

PYMATUNING DEER PARK
724-932-3200
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804 E. Jamestown Road
Jamestown PA 16134
Email: pymderpark@a4isp.com

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 STATE PARK

PYMATUNING STATE PARK
724-932-3142
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2660 Williamsfield Rd.
Jamestown PA 16134
Email: Pymatuningsp@state.pa.us

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

RIVERSIDE PARK

RIVERSIDE PARK
724-588-4810
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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

SHENANGO RIVER LAKE

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

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

SKYDIVE PENNSYLVANIA
724-748-5377
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496 Old Ash Road
Mercer PA 16137
Email: jump@skydivepa.com

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.