Mercer and Crawford County CVB – Pennsylvania
Sharon, Pennsylvania and Meadville, Pennsylvania
Galaxy Tours brought a group from Chicago to spend an amazing four days in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Catherine, the tour operator, said that one week later, “the group is still talking about what a wonderful experience they had.”
For a summer tour that gives groups something to talk about, let Peggy and Carmen help customize an itinerary from some of the unique and authentic experiences Mercer County has to offer. Peggy and Carmen are experts at developing itineraries for travelers. With Mercer County in their arsenal, summer has never looked so bright.
In Mercer County, groups have plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun. They can take safari rides across nearly 100 acres in custom open-air safari buses at Keystone Safari. Groups love seeing animals from around the world roam freely in a natural setting. Groups looking for more outdoor fun find it at Hell’s Hollow Wild Life Adventure Trail. Participating groups can travel on golf buggies to take part in an exciting scavenger hunt. At the end of the trail, groups can enjoy a cookout. For a unique cookout, groups head to Webb Winery for a pig roast and summer luau.
When it is time to shop, groups should come prepared for the nearly unending supply of amazing shops. For access to more than 120 shops, visit Grove City Premium Outlets. See America’s largest shoe store, Reyers, or for goods guests can eat, visit Philadelphia Candies or Daffin’s Candies. Do not forget to bring shopping groups to Wendell August Forge for the “Made in America Tour.” On this tour, groups witness skilled craftsmen create one-of-a-kind metal giftware and then can buy some of their own.
Enjoy dinner and a tour at Tara—A Country Inn. This world-class, 27-room Greek-Revival mansion was inspired by the movie Gone With The Wind. Groups have a guided tour of this 1854 mansion and enjoy a sumptuous family-style meal. Great group overnight rates are available Sunday through Thursday.
For a patriotic stop, join a step-on-guide for a tour at the Avenue of 444 Flags. This guided tour will explain the history of the world’s largest display of American Flags. Also at this location is the War on Terror Veterans Memorial.
For additional group tour ideas go to www.visitmercercountypa.com or phone (724) 346-3771.
More amazing group stops lay just north of Mercer County in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, where history and summer fun co-exist.
Bring groups to ride on Barbara J Sternwheeler on the striking Conneaut Lake. Upon this true, paddle-propelled, timeless sternwheeler, groups gaze out at the largest glacier lake in Pennsylvania. Available for parties and groups, Barbara J has been a Conneaut Lake tradition since 1972.
History buffs love summer in Crawford County. Among many other historical attractions, the Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum is sure to please. This 1840s home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Henry Baldwin has free summer tours as well as serene, sprawling gardens.
To cool off, Crawford County has just the thing. Bring groups to the Meadville Area Recreation Complex to splash the heat and all troubles away. Be sure to visit Hank’s Frozen Custard for freshly made treats with flavors that bring travelers back time and again.
For more information on building an itinerary for Crawford County, phone (800) 332-2338 or go to www.visitcrawford.org.