What To Do ~ Outdoors
15630 Middle Rd.
Meadville , PA 16335
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.
Bookamer Family Farm
7868 Dutch Hill Rd.
Meadville , PA 16335
The Bookamer Family Farm is a circle farm, meaning all animals, plants, land and caretakers work together to have a farm eco-system that works using each other to the benefit and well being of the whole. We use the animals for not only the products for which the produce or give, but also in the protection of each other, fertilizer (composting manure, also rotational pasturing) of land and plants, and reduction of pests, each working for and with each other. Our animals include: fish pond, ducks, geese, chickens (laying and meat), rabbits (for fiber), cows (both dairy and beef, stressing grass based using what is called the "throw away" dairy bull calves for the beef but also the traditional beef breeds also), pigs (fed the whey from cheese making and healthy diets with no animal by-products), mini-donkeys (used in the protection of the fiber animals, it is mama and daughter, the daughter is one of the first mini-animals with a pace maker.), Alpacas (again for fiber, but also can be used for meat. Our oldest daughter Billie, is a spin-off judge for the state shows of Alpacas. She also has her own fiber design business spinning all types of fiber, from dog to sheep, alpaca, etc...), we also have Icelandic sheep with the traditional herding dogs, and cats for rodent control. I forgot about our "Mini-breed" of Jersey cows. They are not miniature in the now since as these are the original jersey cows of the past, smaller therefore not as intimidating as the bigger commercial cows of today; a true family cow. We grow many gardens with orchards and feel we can help someone with any size land from a lot to many acres learn how to live more efficiently (green if you will) with waste being a word of the past. Waste is created by not knowing the next use for something. We even have a composting outhouse for the use of our guests! Learn how to use your own "waste" in a productive and safe manner.
We offer educational tours to families, schools, organizations, etc. BY RESERVATION. It is a 2 1/2 hour tour of our circle farm, with discussions on the concepts of the circle farm, talks of animal husbandry (the care of the animals, housing, nutrition, general care and needs of the certain animals), uses of the animal's products, also the use of composting of the animal and human manure for fertilizers, etc.
We also offer a day trip to the farm which includes the educational tour and a farm picnic. This starts at 10am and lasts till 4 in the afternoon. We also include spinning demonstrations, hayride, butter making, ice cream making, sawmill demo and playing traditional farm games (such as throwing horseshoes, catching crawdads in the creek), for a fun filled trip to the farm. BY RESERVATION ONLY.
Our farm has a farm cottage for overnight stays. It has 2 double beds, full bath, full kitchen, TV and AC. Overnight guests are welcome to participate in all tours and farm activities of the day. Call for rates.
Come to the farm, join the family!
WE NOW SELL RAW MILK! $2.50 a gallon, bring your own containers. Call for more info!
Canadohta Lake Area Business Association
Union City , PA
Conneaut Lake Bark Park
12810 Foust Rd.
Conneaut Lake , PA 16316
Facility will include:
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)
Erie National Wildlife Refuge
11296 Wood Duck Lane
Guys Mills , PA 16327
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!
Forever Friends Pet Memorial Park
12670 Foust Rd.
French Creek Recreational Trails - Rails to Trails
773 N. Main St.
Meadville , PA 16335
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.
Hog Heaven Rescue Farm, Inc.
2681 Mallory Rd.
Cochranton , PA 16314
The mission of Hog Heaven Rescue Farm, is to rescue, rehabilitate and foster abused, neglected and unwanted hoofed animals. We take these animals in and provide vet care, feed and farrier care. We work on getting these animals healthy, physically, emotionally & socially. Then adopt them out to loving forever homes.
The farm operates on the funds provided by the co founders, as well as from increasingly generous community donations.
We also carry alpaca fiber products such as hats, gloves, socks, stuffed animals, scarves and much more! Not only is alpaca wool soft like cashmere, it’s warmer, lighter and more durable than wool, as well as comes in 22 natural colors. We are proud to bring you the finest organic-fiber fleece around.
***Hog Heaven, in partnership with Animal Friends, is now offering low-cost female cat spaying and male cat neutering. Price includes spaying, rabies, distember, de-worming and flea treatment. Call for dates. Volunteers are also needed for clinic days. Call for an appointment.***
Knapp Farm Bed & Breakfast
43778 Thompson Run Rd.
Titusville , PA 16354
A registered Pennsylvania century farm dating back to 1813, the Knapping Knapp holds more than 1000 acres of outdoor activity for hunting, including guided turkey, deer, and bird hunts, and fishing, which includes fly-fishing in the nearby streams. Enjoy horseback riding on guided trails. The sixth generation of Knapp's, Vern and Peg, host the farm and welcome all guests to enjoy, relax, and maybe even learn a little about their way of life including crop and timber farming. If you want to know what farming life is like, the Knapp's are ready to accommodate you with a warm smile and festive fun.
Little Bit of Heaven Farm
13736 Shadeland Rd.
Springboro , PA 16435
Come and enjoy the day at our farm! We are open by appointment for tours and picnics from May to October. Book a tour and customize it to your interests. Learn about our heirloom poultry and fiber animals and meet our mascots Arnie and Rerun, miniature donkeys who are always eager for attention. See a fiber demonstration or make some homemade ice cream. You are welcome to use our picnic area next to the pond and enjoy the view. Spend the night at our primitive campsite. We also have a craft shop full of homemade crafts and some unique gift items to remember your visit.
Meadville Area Recreation Complex
800 Thurston Rd.
Meadville , PA 16335
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.
Penn State Master Gardeners - Crawford County Extension Office
13400 Dunham Rd.
Meadville , PA 16335
Toll-Free: 800-982-9019 Ext 460
Pennsylvania Environmental Council - Northwest Office
301 Chestnut St.
Meadville , PA 16335
Statewide non-profit organization tha tseeks to protect and restore the natural and built environments through innovation, collaboration, education and advocacy.
Pymatuning Boat Sales, Inc.
111 Liberty St.
PO Box 296
Jamestown , PA 16134
Watercraft dealer specializing in aluminum runabouts and pontoon boats. Full service dealer: boats, motors, trailers, marine accessories, custom canvas, repair services.
Pymatuning Deer Park
102 Aspen Way
Jamestown , PA 16314
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 Lake Association
PO Box 1737
Andover , OH 44003
Pymatuning State Park
2660 Williamsfield Rd.
Jamestown , PA 16134
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!
Scattergun Reserve, LLC
20884 Beaver Center Road
Conneautville , PA 16406
We offer upland game bird (Pheasant, Chukar, occasionally Hungarian Partridge and Bobwhite Quail), whitetail deer and turkey hunting.
Woodcock Lake and Dam
Saegertown , PA
Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962, Woodcock Creek Lake is one of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District. the project's purpose is trifold: to reduce downstream flooding as part of the French Creek flood control system, to improve downstream water quality, and to provide a diverse array of general recreation activities.