Experience the Total Solar Eclipse in Crawford County, PA | Visit Crawford County, PA

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published on February 2024

Experience the Total Solar Eclipse in Crawford County, PA

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On April 8, 2024, Crawford County invites you to witness a celestial phenomenon like no other – a total solar eclipse! As the moon casts its shadow across the Earth, join us in the heart of Northwestern Pennsylvania for an unparalleled viewing experience.

Why Crawford County?

Situated ideally within the path of totality, Crawford County offers a unique vantage point where the skies will darken, and stars will twinkle in the mid-afternoon. From approximately 3:15 P.M. to 3:20 P.M., experience nearly four minutes of daytime darkness, a rare event that brings the cosmos closer to Earth.

Prime Viewing Locations

  • Meadville: Nestled just 40 miles south of Erie, Meadville provides a serene backdrop for eclipse enthusiasts. The city’s open spaces and clear horizons make it an ideal spot to lay down your blanket and gaze upwards as the eclipse unfolds.
  • State Parks: Pymatuning State Park, with its vast water bodies reflecting the celestial dance, offers not just a viewing spot but an immersive natural experience. Be surrounded by the tranquility of nature as day briefly turns to night.
  • Small Town Charm: Venture into the heart of communities like Titusville, Cambridge Springs, Conneaut Lake and Linesville, just to name a few.  Each town offers its unique charm and welcoming spaces for visitors to gather and witness this astronomical event.
  • Local Events: Check out our Events Calendar or download our app to get the most updated information. 

Prepare for the Experience

Safety is paramount. Ensure you have the proper eclipse glasses to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays. With most of Pennsylvania under 90% eclipse coverage, Crawford County’s clear skies historically offer a promising view, weather permitting. Additionally, it’s recommended to have a plan – arrive early, stay informed about viewing area capacity, and have a plan B location in mind, as large crowds are anticipated. 

Make It A Weekend to Remember

Arrive early and make a weekend of it! Explore the local attractions, indulge in the culinary delights of Northwestern PA, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and heritage of Crawford County. With large crowds expected, early planning is essential. Consider making reservations if you plan to extend your stay and explore more of what our beautiful county has to offer. Start planning your trip today https://visitcrawford.visitwidget.com/

Stay Informed

Stay up-to-date with local weather forecasts as the day approaches to ensure the best possible viewing experience. And remember, be prepared for an extended outdoor stay – pack water, snacks, and weather-appropriate clothing to enjoy the eclipse comfortably.

Check Out These Local Events (click on the event to view details)

Check out our events page or download our app to stay up to date with the events happening in the area.

Join us in Crawford County for an unforgettable eclipse viewing experience where community, nature, and the cosmos come together in perfect alignment.

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