Northwestern PA has so much to discover. From the great Lake Erie and the legendary Brig Niagara, to the Gone with the Wind themed Tara — A Country Inn, the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad excursion train rides, more than 130 brand-name shops at Grove City Premium Outlets, museums such as Drake Well Museum and Park and state parks including Pymatuning, Presque Isle, Goddard, and Oil Creek. All this variety can be found in four counties, conveniently located between Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Buffalo.
Waterways including Lake Erie and the Allegheny Wild and Scenic River Water Trail provide beaching, boating, birding and fishing options. Hundreds of miles of trails and acres of forest exist to explore. There’s an adventure for everyone!
Culture & Arts
Art galleries, historical museums with maritime and petroleum themes, the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, and hundreds of historical markers and interpretive panels are just a few examples of the rich history and culture of this region waiting for you to explore.
Unique shops along small town streets, specialty stores, more than 130 walkable outlets and the 2.2 million sq. ft. Millcreek Mall are just some of the spots you can hit for retail therapy. Remember -- there’s no sales tax on shoes and clothing! Spas and salons abound nearby for further pampering.
Amusement parks, water parks, hands-on museums, a full slate of events and everything the great outdoors has to offer make Northwest PA the perfect place for a family getaway!
Food & Beverage
Breweries, wineries and distilleries meet everything from home cookin’ to gourmet. Food trucks, chocolate shops, a wide selection of ethnic fare and more tempt every palate.
The PA Great Lakes Region is home to a wide variety of courses to challenge every level of player. Just across the Venango County line in Clarion County is the oldest U.S. golf course in continuous use, along with the American Golf Hall of Fame.