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Visit Mercer County PA

Plan Your Western Pennsylvania Adventure!

Escape to the great outdoors!

Plan your outdoor adventure in Mercer County, PA.  The ideal playground for those who love diverse outdoor activities, visitors will delight in the beauty of the region.  Enjoy a relaxing kayaking or canoeing trip on the Shenango River, named 2021 PA River of the Year.  Allow the area experts to help you navigate your outdoor experiences by contacting local outfitters, Carried Away Outfitters or Pymatuning Rentals. Both companies offer kayak and canoe rentals with seasoned veterans on staff to guide your crew down the Shenango River’s 23 miles of class one rapids. 

On the Shenango River Lake enjoy unlimited horsepower boating, jet skiing, tubing, water skiing or warm water fishing for hybrid striped bass, white bass and crappies.

Take in scenic beauty and wildlife viewing while hiking or biking on the 12 mile paved loop around Lake Wilhelm at Maurice K. Goddard State Park.  Lake Wilhelm is also a popular fishing destination and has a marina with boat rentals.

No outdoor adventure is complete without the perfect overnight cabin or campsite.  Mercer County boasts nine campgrounds which offer space to pop your own tent, rent a cabin, or park your RV.  More than just a place to sleep, campgrounds offer recreational facilities, hiking, entertainment and community all in rich and scenic settings.