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PA Great Lakes Region

Incredible attractions await you!

Don't Miss Out on All Northwest PA Has to Offer!

Between Crawford, Erie, Mercer, and Venango Counties, the PA Great Lakes Region has abundant historical, cultural, and natural attractions for families and folks of all ages to enjoy.

Winter Wonderland

Get to Northwest PA to make the most of winter. Ski, tube, cross-country ski, snowshoe, ice fish and more throughout the region. When Lake Erie freezes over it’s a sight to behold. It’s like being transported to another planet! The region’s state parks are great places to get lost in the peace and quiet after the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Fill the short days and long dark nights out on the town enjoying live music, museums, shopping, shows, dinners and drinks. Cozy up at any of our incredible B&Bs like Tara Country Inn, Buhl Mansion, Peddlers and Paddlers, Mayor Lord’s House, Victoria Inn and more. Treat yourself to some pampering at a day spa such as Coventina, Aella Salon, Empyrean, Tranquil Moments, and others.

The Great Outdoors

Lakes on lakes on lakes! It’s not just Lake Erie. The PA Great Lakes Region has several lakes great for fishing, boating, and beaching. And we have lots of other waterways, too. Get out on Lake Erie at Presque Isle State Park. See the carp and the spillway at Pymatuning State Park. Fish Justus Lake at Two Mile Run County Park in Venango County. Enjoy a day out on the water on Lake Wilhelm in Maurice K. Goddard State Park. Float and fish the Allegheny River or French Creek, PA’s 2022 River of the Year.

There are plenty of places to camp from RV parks to primitive sites, spots to pitch a tent or campgrounds with cabins. Camping is a great way to getaway for the night or a week.

Explore the great outdoors with hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, birding, and secluded stargazing trails throughout the area.

Trek the Oil Region National Heritage Area to learn about “the Valley that Changed the World” as the birthplace of the oil industry. Find relics along with Bald Eagles, herons, and other wildlife in Oil Creek State Park.

Days & Nights on the Town

Shop ’til you drop at Premium Outlets in Grove City for 65% off designer and name brands or Millcreek Mall in Erie or any of the dozens of independent boutiques and galleries throughout the region. Remember — clothes and shoes are tax-free in PA!

Visit our array of museums such as the Erie Children’s Museum, Erie Art Museum, Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum, Drake Well Museum and Park, or DeBence Antique Music World.

Take advantage of the region’s best distilleries, breweries, and wineries. Go on a tasting tour and discover perfect pairings with local cuisine. Or cozy up for a fireside dinner or night in at one of our many quaint B&Bs.

From small towns with family-friendly events, to big city nightlife, we have the perfect way to spend your vacation days in style!