Kids & Family Fun in Crawford County
A blast for the whole family.
Crawford County prides itself on providing experiences that are a blast for the whole family. Whether you’re a thrill seeker, an animal lover, or a movie buff, we have activities that will delight and amuse you!
Conneaut Lake Park has it all, from mini golf to KiddieLand, and even Spash city for the water lovers. You can camp online visit for the day, but don’t leave without riding America’s 5th ranked wooden roller coaster, the historic Blue Streak. This coaster was one of the first rides to be named an ACE Coaster Classic.
If you’re into more low-key entertainment, catch the latest cinematic release at The Movies at Meadville. For some live theater, scope out the performance schedule at either Academy Theatre or Meadville Community Theatre. After you catch a show, unwind by knocking down some pins and munching on wings or pizza! Plaza Lanes is always running specials that combine their handmade pizzas and unlimited bowling for guaranteed fun and some friendly competition.
If you’re around in the summer, don’t miss one of our several community fairs, or the Thurston Classic Hot Air Balloon Event.
The Academy Theatre has been entertaining area citizens since 1885. Performances include various musicals and plays, classical music concerts, ethnic dance and concerts, as well as a variety of area favorites such as youth productions and dinner theatre.
Al's Melons Farm Market is a locally owned and operated retail farm market and greenhouse business. Al's is especially fun in the fall with a full corn maze and lots of pumpkins to choose from for the kids!
Boat cruises on Conneaut Lake. The largest natural glacier lake in Pennsylvania. This timeless sternwheeler is also available for private parties, reunions, group tours, student field trips and more.
Built on the backbone of our farmers, townsfolk, and various organizations our fair strives to provide the best in family fun during the summer: fireworks, games, animals, a parade, bands, home show exhibits, rides for the kids, and (of course) fair food! Bring your family and catch up with old friends and even make some new friends!
Ernst Bike Trail is a Rails to Trails project, EBT is perfect for biking, walking, running, & inline skating. This former railroad bed runs along French Creek and through marshlands, wildflower meadows and beautiful countryside. The trail can be accessed off of Mercer Pike, Rt. 322 or Krider Road.