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The Great Outdoors

Get away from it all

Explore the great outdoors in Crawford County

Nowhere quite encapsulates the great vastness of nature like Crawford County, where the great outdoors brings something for everyone in the family. From fishing, angling, boating and kayaking in some of the most beautiful glacier lakes in the country, to hiking through acres of lush forest paths, experiences here are unique. Walk the streets that history was made on. Enjoy the eye-catching mix of historical architecture and modern art in downtown Meadville. Explore Conneaut Valley from the comfort of your vehicle with a guided tour custom tailored to season. Have your breath snatched away watching a stunning sunrise, or sunset on the vast Pymatuning Lake.

And the best thing? It doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Visit Crawford County, where the great outdoors are made accessible.

Explore

Hiking and Biking

The French Creek Valley Conservancy is a non-profit land trust working in the French Creek Watershed of northwestern Pennsylvania and southwestern New York

Location: Meadville, PA, USAWebsite: https://www.frenchcreekconservancy.org/Phone: 814-337-4321

Pymatuning is one of the largest state parks in the Commonwealth.

Location: 2660 Williamsfield Road, Jamestown, PA, USAWebsite: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/PymatuningStatePark/Pages/default.aspxPhone: 724-932-3142

Avalanche Xpress Snow Tubing Park in Meadville is the most exciting place to “get air”; it’s the newest, longest and steepest snow tubing park in northwestern Pennsylvania!

Location: Whispering Pines Golf Course, Middle Road, Meadville, PA, USAWebsite: http://www.golfwhisperingpines.com/avalanchexpress/Phone: 814-333-2827

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.

Location: Krider Road, Meadville, PA, USAWebsite: www.ernsttrail.orgPhone: 814-333-6630

Relax and Recharge

Lakes

Conneaut Lake Trees of Light is a project by Al's Melons Farm Market to brighten Conneaut Lake during the holiday season with lighted flagpole trees. Each year, the official "Light Up" is Thanksgiving evening and the trees will be on display until shortly after Christmas.

Location: 10304 US Highway 6 Conneaut Lake PA

To promote Tourism and the Growth of the Community and Businesses within the Entire Pymatuning Lake Region

Location: Pymatuning Reservoir, United StatesWebsite: http://www.pymatuningareachamber.org/

The sunset on the lake is rated among the best in the world by National Geographic! There are also wooded, more secluded sites and rustic cabins which are only a short walk away from the beach.

Location: 352 Holliday Road, North Springfield, PA, USAWebsite: https://virginiasbeach.com/Phone: 814-922-3261

Your next great catch

Hunting and Fishing

Scattergun Reserve is a four season outdoor sporting reserve and conference center.

Location: 20752 Beaver Center Road, Conneautville, PA, USAWebsite: www.scattergunreserve.comPhone: 814-587-3597

We provide live bait as well as terminal tackle for our local fishermen.

Location: 2629 U.S. 6, Linesville, PA, USAPhone: 814-818-0248

Pymatuning is one of the largest state parks in the Commonwealth.

Location: 2660 Williamsfield Road, Jamestown, PA, USAWebsite: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/PymatuningStatePark/Pages/default.aspxPhone: 724-932-3142

This is a private club and you must be a member to use our facility.

Location: 3642 West Erie Street Ext, Linesville, PA, USAPhone: 814-683-4450

May 1

Golf, Camping & Marinas now open for business

You are now able to hit the greens, and other outdoor recreational activities! Gov. Wolf announced on April 27, that certain outdoor recreational businesses will open on Friday, May 1. Business on this list include golf courses, marinas, guided fishing trips and privately-owned campgrounds. State Park campgrounds will remain closed until May 14. These businesses will have to follow updated guidelines for life-sustaining businesses. We’ve compiled a short listing of businesses that are among those able to reopen on May 1. We would, however, still encourage you to call ahead before making any plans in order to confirm hours of operation.

Drive / Walk

Crawford County Scenic Tours

Our scenic tour page is designed to give you many choices, and all of the tours are great for group tours as well as the leisure traveler. These tours feature our gorgeous lakes, amusement parks, State Parks, historic homes, wineries, brew pubs and so much more.

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