The Family’s in Town - Show Them the Best of Crawford County | Visit Crawford County, PA

published on January 2023

The Family’s in Town – Show Them the Best of Crawford County

Family-friendly, Fun and Amusement

After another holiday season in the books, we’re looking at a new year of adventures! This time of the year is a great opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends. If your loved ones are in town for a visit, we’ve put together some things to do that will help you show off all the best that Crawford County has to offer.

Photo credit: Confections of a Cake Lover

Make the Most of Winter Weather

When the weather outside is frightful, there are a lot of indoor activities your family will find delightful! If your family loves adventure, take them to Unlock the Adventure Escape Experience in Titusville. This live-action, immersive experience will challenge your family to puzzles and riddles that will bring you closer together. For those who enjoy some relaxing family time together, The Movies at Meadville features both the latest blockbusters and cinema classics for the film lovers in your life. The Chalk Shop and Confections of a Cake Lover in Meadville are great places for you to explore your creative side. The Chalk Shop offers opportunities to create your own home decor in a collaborative and fun environment. Confections of a Cake Lover hosts cake decorating classes, birthday parties and (for the grownups) a BYOB cake decorating night on Wednesdays.

Photo Credit: Drake Well Museum

Explore Our Winter Wonderland

Outdoorsy friends and family will love all the beautiful nature in Crawford County. Full of parks and green spaces (which are usually white spaces this time of year), there are a lot of ways to enjoy the natural beauty of western Pennsylvania. Hikers, bikers and dog walkers will enjoy the leisurely paved trails at Ernst Trail in Meadville and Pymatuning State Park or even some more challenging winter trails at Oil Creek State Park. For the chance to catch a glimpse of Pennsylvania’s unique birds, grab your camera or binoculars and make your way to the trails at the Erie National Wildlife Refuge. With a variety of wetland habitats, this park is a favorite spot for all kinds of birds and a must-visit for the birdwatchers in your group! When there’s lots of snow on the ground, Maurice K. Goddard State Park is an ideal location for cross-country skiing and even ice fishing on those frigid winter days. Looking for something to satisfy your favorite thrill seekers? Whispering Pines Golf Course turns into AvalancheXpress in the winter! Featuring six seven-story, 900-foot-long snow tubing runs, the whole family is in for a classic, fun-filled winter day.

Photo Credit: Atop the Hill Photography

There’s Fun For All

Wintertime in Crawford County is the perfect setting for your family’s fond memories or your favorite stories to tell at your next Friendsgiving. Whoever you bring, our region offers so many opportunities for meaningful and fun ways to connect with those you love. While these are some of our favorite recommendations, as a resident of our community, you surely have some of your own best-loved activities to share. For those days in winter that aren’t so snowy, check out our suggestions for a fun-filled day here. Once your guests pack up and head out, take some time to detox at one of our day spas like Aella Salon & Day Spa or The Salty Spa for some much-needed rest and relaxation! 

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