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Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter - Crawford County has an event for you! Enjoy our annual spring fun days, the Peter Cottontail train ride, Thurston Classic Hot Air Balloon Show, the Pumpkin Fest, and MUCH MORE!

Please see the the sections below for suggestions of what to do throughout Crawford County.

Attractions


Academy Theatre

275 Chestnut St.
Meadville , PA 16335
814-337-8000
814-337-8211
www.theacademytheatre.org

The Academy Theatre has been entertaining area citizens since 1885. Performances include various musicals and plays, classical music concerts, ethnic dance and concerts, as well as a variety of area favorites such as youth productions and dinner theatre.


Avalanche Xpress

15630 Middle Rd.
Meadville , PA 16335
814-333-2827
Fax: 814-333-2247
www.golfwhisperingpines.com

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! Their four 7-story, 900 foot tubing runs will take you back to your childhood sledding days! When you’re done, you can take the chill off by relaxing with a hot drink in front of their fireplace or play table and arcade games in the clubhouse. No snow? No problem! Cutting-edge snowmaking machines keep the hill white even if the weather doesn’t.


Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum

639 Terrace St.
Meadville , PA 16335
814-333-9882
Email: museum@baldwinreynolds.org
www.baldwinreynolds.org

Once the home of a U.S. Supreme Court Justice and two mayors of Meadville, this gracious, four-story home is now open to the public as a historic house museum. Through exhibits, programs, publications, and special events, the Crawford County Historical Society offers visitors the opportunity to "be there"...to experience something of social and domestic life of county residents at the turn of the twentieth century.

Summer Hours:

12-4pm Wednesday through Sunday, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The last tour starts at 3pm (tour average 1.5 hours)

Special events only the remainder of the year.

 


Barbara J. Cruises, LLC

11599 East First Street
Conneaut Lake , PA 16316
248-909-9060
www.newconneautlake.com

Boat cruises on Conneaut Lake. The largest natural glacier lake in Pennsylvania. This timeless sternwheeler is also available for private parties, reunions, group tours, student field trips and more.


Campbell Pottery Store and Gallery

25579 Plank Rd.
PO Box 246
Cambridge Springs , PA 16403
814-734-8800
www.campbellpottery.com

Campbell's is the largest art pottery in Pennsylvania, selling to 450 galleries in the

United States and Virgin Islands. Bill Campbell has been a potter for 25 years. Across the country, his porcelain is admired for its spectacular color and elegant, crisp forms...each piece maintaining some of the energy of its creator. The glazes dance with surprising vibrancy in unexpected patterns. Functional pots become little moments of celebration within the day-to-day routine. Many seasonal happenings occur each year - such as annual glassblowing demonstration, Christmas open house, gallery art exhibitions, and day lily festival.

Hours of Operation:

10am to 5pm daily from March 1 to December 31

Includes Sundays, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day


Conneaut Cellars Winery and Distillery

12005 Conneaut Lake Rd.
Conneaut Lake , PA 16316
814-382-3999
Toll-Free: 877-CCW-Wine
www.ccw-wine.com

Discover what customers and international judges have found - a tradition of excellence. After studying winemaking in Germany in the 1950s and teaching winemaking in the U.S. since 1960s, Dr. Wolf established Conneaut Cellars Winery in 1982 in the beautiful family resort and historical area of Conneaut Lake. The winery produces over 7,000 cases of wine and performs all winemaking operations on location with modern equipment and in a distinctive style compatible with the Lake Erie microclimate. The wines cover a broad spectrum of tastes (25 choices from sweet to dry) from the farm wines of our grandparents through the noble Vinifera of world fame. Visitors are welcome to spend time at no cost to sample award winning-wines, tour the bonded cellar and oak barrel room, and browse the unique gift shop.

Hours of Operations: Open Year Round, 10 am to 6 pm


Conneaut Lake Bark Park

12810 Foust Rd.
Conneaut Lake , PA 16316
814-382-2478
www.conneautlakebarkpark.com

Facility will include:

Handicap Accessibility,

Off-Leash Areas for large and small breeds,

38 acres of additional acres for usage,

Instruction Area and Educational Programs,

After Dusk Usage,

2 Large Ponds.

IMPORTANT: Please check the Bark Park website for forms to fill out (i.e. veterinarian information)


Conneaut Lake Park

12382 Center St.
Conneaut Lake , PA 16316
814-382-5115
Fax: 814-213-0022
www.newconneautlakepark.com

Travel back in time to a century old amusement park that will be sure to still show you a fun day. The very feel of the park, indeed even its aroma, hint of a long and steady past there for us to enjoy. Conneaut Lake Park is a salve to nerves stressed to the breaking point - truly a place of relaxation and refreshment.

So, we offer to you now, to take a ride back in time, to remember and to relive, and to make new memories as patrons and lovers of Conneaut Lake Park. Ride a variety of rides, play a round of miniature golf, take the kids for a pony ride, relax on the beach, or stroll down the 600-foot boardwalk. Hold on tight, and enjoy the ride!

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Crawford County Fair

Meadville , PA
814-724-3022
www. crawordcountyfairpa.com

David Mead Log Cabin

Meadville , PA
814-724-6000
814-336-4130

In 1787, 36-old David Mead and his brother John went scouting the northwestern Pennsylvania wilderness for a new location to settle. On May 12, 1788, they camped under a wild cherry tree on the east bank of French Creek and settled there, thus founding the first permanent settlement in all of Northwestern Pennsylvania. The cabin is available by appointment to community groups and organizations for tours. It is open to the public for tours every Saturday and Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Memorial Day to the end of August.

 


Drake Well Museum

202 Museum Lane
Titusville , PA 16354
814-827-2797
Fax: 814-827-4888
www.drakewell.org

Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from noon-5pm.

 


Erie National Wildlife Refuge

11296 Wood Duck Lane
Guys Mills , PA 16327
814-789-3585
www.fws.gov/northeast/erie/

The Erie National Wildlife Refuge offers 8,777 acres of recreational enjoyment. The diverse habitat types found on Erie Refuge attract over 237 species of birds, 47 species of mammals, and 37 species of amphibians and reptiles. Bird enthusiasts may readily see Canada geese, wood ducks, mallards, blue-winged teal, hooded mergansers, and many others. Come enjoy the visitor center, nature trails, hunting, fishing, and take in nature's beauty!


French Creek Archaeological Society

22130 Greytown Hill Road
Cambridge Springs , PA 16403
814-398-8212

French Creek Recreational Trails - Rails to Trails

773 N. Main St.
Meadville , PA 16335
814-332-2946
Fax: 814-333-8149
www.ernsttrail.org

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.


Greendale Cemetery

700 Randolph St.
Meadville , PA 16335
814-336-3545
www.greendalecemetery.org

Greendale is the final resting place for more than 21,000 people. It has been recognized by American Nurseryman's and Garden Design magazines for its beautiful park-like grounds that cover over 200 acres.

Greendale Cemetery contains a vast amount of history. Buried here are congressmen, soldiers, inventors, a Supreme Court Justice and the personal physician to George Washington. Of course, every person buried here has a story, so we invite you to come visit the office and grounds to learn more and view interesting monuments, towering trees, and colorful plantings.


Hurry Hill Maple Farm Museum Assoc.

11424 Fry Road
Edinboro , PA 16412
814-734-1358
Email: hurryhillfarm@verizon.net
www.hurryhillfarm.org

Johnson - Shaw Stereoscopic Museum

423 Chestnut St.
Meadville , PA 16335
814-333-4326
www.johnsonshawmuseum.org

An adventure in photographic history and binocular vision awaits you at the Johnson-Shaw Stereoscopic Museum. The Museum features the collection of the Keystone View Company, formerly of Meadville, Pennsylvania. For more than 80 years Keystone View Company was the largest domestic producer of stereographic materials. Stop in to view the past!

Open Wednesday through Friday from 10am-4pm, weekdays by appointment.

 


Lago Inn & Winery

4246 East Lake Rd
Jamestown , PA 16134
724-932-2182
Email: lagowinery@gmail.com
www.lagowinery.com

Market House

910 Market Street
Meadville , PA 16335
814-336-2056

Built in 1870, Pennsylvania's oldest continuously-run market structure still offers fresh local produce, eggs, meat, home-baked goods, local organic, specialty and gourmet foods and artisan crafts.

Hours:

Mon - Tues: 9am-5pm

Wed - Fri: 9am-6pm (First Friday of the month until 8pm)

The Market Grille Hours:

Mon - Fri: 6:30am-2pm (First Friday of the month until 8pm)

Sat: 6am-2pm

Sun: 8am-2pm


Meadville Area Recreation Complex

800 Thurston Rd.
Meadville , PA 16335
814-724-6006
www.marc4fun.com

MARC sits on 47 acres. Our main facility houses an ice arena and aquatic center. Ice rink open September-March and Pool open year-round. We have two soccer fields, baseball field, 4 tennis courts, picnic shelter and skate board park.


Meadville Community Theatre

400 North Main St.
Meadville , PA 16335
814-333-1773
www.mctbackstage.com

Meadville Community Theatre has provided over 40 years of excellent live theater. A comfortable seating capacity of 150 keeps the audience up close and personal to each stage production. There isn't a bad seat in the house. The theater is located on the beautiful Allegheny College Campus in the Oddfellows Buildings.


Meadville Council on the Arts

910 Market St.
P.O. Box 337
Meadville , PA 16335
814-336-5051
www.meadvillecouncilonthearts.com

The mission of the Meadville Council on the Arts is "to enrich

the quality of life by providing art education opportunities for individuals,

organizations, and our communities, by supporting the creation, production,

and exhibition of the visual, performing, and craft arts."

Wednesday and Friday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturdays: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Call 336-5051 to be sure regular office hours are in effect.


Mid-America Events

PO Box 561
Mineral Ridge , OH 44440
330-799-3111
Toll-Free: 330-505-7777
Email: midamericaevents@aol.com
www.ghostlake.net

Movies at Meadville, The

11155 Highline Dr.
Meadville , PA 16335
814-333-2727
www.themoviesat.com

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad

7 Elm Street
Oil City , PA 16301
814-676-1733
www.octrr.org

Experience two great eras in America's development on the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad. Relive the days of rail travel in an open-air gondola car, or send mail to friends from America's only working railway Post Office car. An exciting 27-mile ride will take you through the "valley that changed the world," where the world's first oil boom created vast fortunes. Take a 2 1/2 hour ride from Titusville to Rynd Farm.

While you are there, stay at the Caboose Motel adjacent to our Perry Street Station in Titusville.


Plaza Lanes

18799 Smock Highway
Meadville , PA 16335
814-724-2144
Email: sfelmlee@msn.com
www.plazalanesmeadville.com

Port Farms

2055 Stone Quarry Road
Waterford , PA 16441
814-796-4500
www.portfarms.com

Pymatuning Adventure Resort

7652 S. Pymatuning Lake Road
Williamsfield , OH 44093
440-293-7744

Pymatuning Deer Park

804 East Jamestown Road
Jamestown , PA 16134
724-932-3200
Email: info@pymatuningdeerpark.com
www.pymatuningdeerpark.com

Pymatuning Deer Park is a family-owned and operated Animal Park located at the southern-most point of Pymatuning Lake in Jamestown, Pennsylvania. Established in 1953, Pymatuning Deer Park has been a family tradition passed on from generation to generation for over 50 years.

Featuring over 250 animals and birds from around the world, there’s something for everyone at Pymatuning Deer Park! While strolling through the wooded setting under a canopy of trees, visitors encounter both domestic and exotic animals including Siberian Tigers, African Lions, Camels, Black Bears, assorted Primates and of course, several species of deer.

Some animals you pet and some you don’t! The “Kiddie Zoo” welcomes young and old alike to get up-close and personal with featured baby animals and a variety of domestic farm animals. Petting and feeding in the Kiddie Zoo is a highlight for most park visitors – a truly touching experience! Cracker-crunching deer, bucket-pulling primates, and biscuit-begging black bears make for endless feeding adventures throughout the entire park.pony ride

Two other attractions that can’t be missed are the children’s pony rides and a ride on the “Deer Park Express”. Cowboys and cowgirls at heart get a scenic view as they are led pony-back along a wilderness trail. All aboard the Deer Park Express! Entire families love to count how many deer they can spot as they enjoy their ride through the backwoods! Experienced riders know to watch out for the eager emus looking for a handout!

Before leaving, visitors will find a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts in the Deer Park Gift shop. Take something home to remind you of your adventure at the wildest place in town!


Pymatuning Holeshot Raceway

15729 Maples Rd
Linesville , PA 16424
814-683-5655
Email: art@pumatuningmx.com
www.pymatuningmx.com

Pymatuning Spillway LLC

12318 Hartstown Road
Linesville , PA 16424
814-683-2080

Pymatuning State Park

2660 Williamsfield Rd.
Jamestown , PA 16134
724-932-3141
www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/pymat

Pymatuning is one of the largest state parks in the Commonwealth. Pymatuning Lake is especially lovely in late spring evenings when the sunset gilds the water and colorful sailboats appear to slide across a lake of gold.

Non-powered boats and boats to 10 horsepower are permitted. There are three Pennsylvania boat marinas where floatboats, motorboats, rowboats, canoes and motors can be rented.

With 657 campsites in three areas, Pymatuning is one of the largest camping areas in the Commonwealth. 25 modern rental cabins are available for year-round use. Anywhere along the lake, there are beautiful vistas.

Unique sights include the dam and the Linesville "Spillway." The "Spillway" is perhaps one of the best known locations because "the ducks walk on the fishes' backs" to compete for food fed by the visitors. Four bathing beaches are open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In addition, a beach for campers is located in the Jamestown Camping Area. Three of the beaches have bathhouses with sanitary facilities.

In the winter there is ice fishing, ice-skating, sledding, iceboating, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. In addition, Pymatuning hosts the annual Winter Fun Days.

Retreat to nature in Pymatuning State Park!


Pymatuning Waterfowl Expo

13094 St. Hwy. 18
Conneaut Lake , PA 16335
814-382-8551
www.pymatuningexpo.com

The annual Pymatuning Waterfowl Expo is sponsored by Ducks Unlimited and will include displays of local as well as nationally renowned wildlife artwork, taxidermy displays and competition, and decoy carvings and competition. Tour numerous hunting and conservation related displays or try your luck at the annual trap shoot. Come get in touch with the great outdoors!


Scattergun Reserve, LLC

20884 Beaver Center Road
Conneautville , PA 16406
814-587-3597
www.scattergunreserve.com

We offer upland game bird (Pheasant, Chukar, occasionally Hungarian Partridge and Bobwhite Quail), whitetail deer and turkey hunting.


Spartansburg Community Fair

231 Jefferson Street
Spartansburg , PA 16434
www.spartansburgcommunityfair.com

Splash Lagoon, Indoor Waterpark

8091 Peach Street
Erie , PA 16509
1-866-3-splash
www.splashlagoon.com

Sprague Farm and Brew Works

22113 US Highway 6 & 19
Venango , PA 16440
814-398-2885
www.sleepingchainsaw.com

WINTER HOURS Bierhalla Brew Pub is Open:

Thursday: 5-8

Friday: 3-9

Saturday: 2-9

BEERS ON TAP:

Ale Mary (American Wheat)

Fighting Scotchtober Fest (Scotch Ale)

Rustbelt (American Amber Ale)

Hellbender (Roast Porter

Kick Bock (Dark Bock)

IBUD 59 (IPA)

M.L.B. (Big Maple Belgium) *only sold in half pints

Tours or tasting appointments can be made using the

"Contact Us" link on our website and are available any time.

WINNER OF THE PEOPLES' CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST BREWER AT THE ERIE MICRO BREW FESTIVAL TWO YEARS RUNNING!


The Knickerbocker - Haunted Hotel

115 W. Erie St.
Linesville , PA 16424
814-818-0055
Fax: 724-253-2260
www.knickerbockerlinesville.com

The Knickerbocker is now available for Tours and Teas - June 21 through September 30, 2009 - Fridays and Saturdays from 8-11pm. Tours start every 30 minutes! Call and arrange one for your group today - cost is $10 per person.

You can also watch live 24/7 webcams of our "spirited" building at www.knickerbockerlinesville.com

*** Every Sunday for a $1 donation come in and view the many fine pieces of artwork on display by local artists. We host this to raise money for our local food bank.***


Thurston Classic Hot Air Balloon Event

916 Diamond Park
Meadville , PA 16335
814-336-4000
www.thurstonclassic.com

The Thurston Classic Hot Air Balloon Event is held each year on Father's Day weekend. Displays of balloons from around the world may be seen! Come begin the weekend with the nightglow and watch the balloons light up like light bulbs. Throughout the weekend be sure to catch the balloons flying into the event area and later in the day watch them fly out of the event area. You never know what you will see - last year we had a flying pig! Come enjoy the sight of the beautiful balloons and watch as the balloonists demonstrate their skills.


Trees of Christmas - The Meadville Garden Club

639 Terrace Street
Meadville , PA 16335
814-763-4162

The Trees of Christmas light up the historic Baldwin Reynolds House Museum each even year. Shop the "Christmas Boutique", enjoy live trees and greens, relax to evening music, and let your Christmas spirit come alive!


Voodoo Brewery

215 1/2 Arch Street
Meadville , PA 16335
814-337-3676
Email: info@voodoobrewery.com
www.voodoobrewery.com

Waldameer Park, Inc.

220 Peninsula Drive
Erie , PA 16505
814-838-3591
www.waldameer.com

Open Weekends in May, daily except Monday in June thru August.New for 2008, Waldameer introduces the Ravine Flyer II, the largest wooden coaster built in the U.S. this year! Waldameer is a family amusement and water park featuring over 75 rides, slides and attractions including Kiddieland and Tad Pool areas for the little ones. An exciting midway offers games, arcade, gift shops, refreshment centers and free professional musical shows daily. Waldameer is specifically designed to provide entertainment for your entire family, no matter what age or thrill level. All parking is free. Group discounts begin at 20 people. Located at the entrance to Presque Isle State Park, Erie, PA. For further information contact 814-838-3591.


Woodcock Lake Park

23050 Woodcock Lake Park
Meadville , PA 16335
814-724-6879
814-333-7372
www.woodcocklakepark.com

A 311 acre recreational park operated by the Crawford County Commissioners, the park serves visitors for camping, swimming, hiking, boating, and picnicking. Facilities include 111 campsites, lifeguard protected swimming beach with bathhouse and concession building, picnic shelters, and six lane boat launching ramp. Trout are in Woodcock Creek, while muskie, walleye, and bass await the angler in the Lake. For camping reservations call 814-333-7372 or 814-724-6879.

 


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Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau

16709 Conneaut Lake Rd.
Meadville PA 16335

P: 814-333-1258 / 800-332-2338
Fax: 814-333-9032
Email: welcome@visitcrawford.org

Summer Hours:

M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm
Sat-Sun: CLOSED

Winter Hours:

M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm
Sat-Sun: CLOSED