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Birchwood Golf Course     724-962-9875
    99 Birchwood Drive, Transfer, PA 16154

Buhl Farm Driving Range     724-962-1943
1290 Forker Blvd, Hermitage, PA
The World's Only FREE Golf Course

Cable Hollow Golf Course     814-757-9977
    RD #2 Norberg Rd, Russell, PA 16345
    FAX:  814-757-1484

Green Meadows Golf Course     724-530-7330
    Route 19, Volant, PA 16156

Greenville Country Club      724-588-5030
    365 Mercer Road, Greenville, PA 16125

Hickory VFW Public Golf Course     724-346-6903
    4586 E. State St, Hermitage, PA 16148

Mercer Public Golf Course     724-662-9951
    281 Golf Road, Mercer, PA 16137

Oak Tree Country Club     724-528-9985
    State Line Road, West Middlesex, PA 16159

Pine Grove Public Golf Course     724-458-8394
38 Fairway Drive, Grove City, PA 16127

Pine Hill     724-588-8053
    263 Leech Road, Greenville, PA 16125

Spring Valley Golf Club     724-662-1899
    496 Bestwick Rd, Mercer, PA 16137

Tam O'Shanter of PA     724-981-3552
    2961 S. Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA 16148

Walnut Creek Golf Course     724-932-5219
    976 E. Lake Road, Jamestown, PA 16134

Willow Hills Golf Center     724-748-3375
    109 George Jr. Rd, Grove City, Pa. 16127

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information and attractions in

Mercer County, PA

MASSASAUGA RATTLESNAKE  -  Did you know that we have an Endangered Species right here in Mercer County, PA, that's a rattlesnake?  The Eastern Massasauga, is an Endangered Species and is found in small populations in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and in Pennsylvania.  In fact, Mercer County Pennsylvania (Click to see a picture of one) has a respectable population of Massasauga's.  The Massasauga is rare in all of the states mentioned and populations are scattered and small.  The name Missasauga comes from a river that flows in Ontario, Canada,  where the Massasauga is also considered Endangered.  For additional sources and an excellent printable four page report, visit Ohio Division of Wildlife but you must have (or download for FREE) Adobe Acrobat Reader.   Source:  Hugh Quinn, Ph.D., General Curator, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo & Marc Sommer, Education Technologies Coordinator, ODNR-Division of Wildlife.

WORLD'S LARGEST SHOE STORE  -  That's right!  Complete with an Online catalog and more!  VISIT

SHOPPING?  Well here's a few locations that you can "Shop till you Drop"Grove City Prime Outlets over 140 name brand stores, Reyers The World's Largest Shoe Store, Winner Outlet the World's Largest Off Price Fashion Store in downtown Sharon, Wendell August Forge an Old World Handcrafted forge, and lots of other adventurous shopping in wonderful Mercer County.

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  Fairs & Festivals     for Mercer County, PA


FAIR TIME - FAIR INFORMATION ONLINE 2002  Locations, dates of events, contact people, driving directions, possible membership for fair related business's at

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  Museums     for Mercer County, PA

Interesting Places & Things to Visit & Learn within an hour or so.


CLEVELAND METROPARKS ZOO  -  Just a little over an hour and a half away is the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo with The Australian Adventure returning the 30th of March.  Check it out HERE!  How about directions?  MAP

PITTSBURGH  ZOO & AQUARIUM -  Close to home, just a little over an hour away is the gorgeous World Wild Web adventure known as the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium.  77 acres of sprawling natural wilderness habitat to explore.  And, don't wait till summer, it's open NOW!  In fact, open everyday except December 25th!  Gates open at 9a till 4p and the park closes at 5p.  Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors 60 and over, $5 for children ages 2 to 13, and those under 24 months are FREE.  Parking is $3.  Why not have a birthday party, event, or special occasion there?  Call 1800-474-4966.   With all the highway changes in recent years, need directions?  MAP  While your at it, here's a ZOO MAP to take along!


DRAKE WELL MUSEUM  -  Near to our county, in nearby Crawford County, is the site of the first commercial oil well in the world, launching the booming oil industry.  The museum presents a full size replica of the engine and derrick over this early oil well, plus outstanding exhibits about Pennsylvania oil country and early industrial in the Oil Creek Valley.  The museum may be visited May thru October open Mon thru Sat 9a - 5p & Sun 10a - 5p, November thru April open Tue thru Sat 9a - 5p Sun 12p - 5p Closed on Mon, and also open on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.  Price is: Adults $4.00, Senior Citizens (60+) $3.50, Youth (6-12) $2.00, Family (one household) $10.00, Children (5 and under) FREE, and Colonel Inc. Members FREE.  For directions look for signs from this intersection MAP.


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  Trails     for Mercer County, PA

SHENANGO WALKING TRAIL - Big Bend Trail  - This level walking path begins at an intersection just before a bridge north of Route 62, on Valley Road, where there is parking ample for 20 to 30 cars.  The first leg of the journey follows the Shenango River north and east of what was formerly part of the Erie Canal, about 4 miles to New Hamburg.  The trail path is gentle and fairly easy to navigate, with a few signs offering landmarks of history.  From New Hamburg, the trail continues on to Kidd Mill Covered Bridge, however, this stretch is fairly difficult to voyage and should only be attempted by the experienced hiker.  The trail starts accross from road from the Big Bend parking area at the intersection marked Big Bend on this MAP.

TROUT ISLAND TRAIL - PLANNED  - This mostly level graveled trail will be under the supervision of the Mercer County Trails Association and will begin near the Mahaney Recreation Area and wind around the Shenango Dam are and then continue through the the Shenango River Reservoir area and will eventually direct a path toward the origin of the reservoir.  There will be two Phases for the project including a 2.6 mile and 6 mile extensionss.  The trail is being developed by the Mercer County Trails Association and can be contacted at 91 Jefferson Avenue, Sharon, PA 16146 or call 724-342-2520 for a brochure and/or information regarding the trails development.

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  Parks & Lakes    for Mercer County, PA

Get Moving to . . . Pennsylvania's Parks & Lakes

State Park Reservations  Toll Free reservations in Pennsylvania's 116 state parks can be made for campsite, cabin, picnic pavilion or organized group tenting from 7am to 5pm Monday through Saturday up to 2 days through 11 months in advance. Moreover, general park information also is available and costs can be charged for campsites and other facilities.  Campsite reservations can be made until noon the day of arrival.  That number to make reservations, is: 888-727-2757.

Brandy Springs Park  -  coming soon

Buhl Farm  -  coming soon

Grove City Park  -  inside the Borough of Grove City offers a swimming pool, numerous picnicking pavilions, walk around duck feeding pond, several fenced in hard surface basketball courts, large playground area with several climbing jungles and swings, numerous baseball and softball fields, walk through flower garden, and many areas to walk.  For directions MAP.

Maurice K Goddard State Park  -  Located in the northwest corner of the county, and only 5 minutes from I79, this State Park sports an 1,860-acre lake (Lake Wilhelm), becoming an angler's paradise. The large lake, abundant wetlands, old fields and mature forests provide a diversity of habitats that attracts wildlife in all seasons.  Sporting Fishing, Picnicking, Hiking, 6 miles of Mountain Biking (12.5 including Creek Road highway as a loop), 1,155 acres of Hunting, Trapping, and dog training during prescribed season, and Cross-Country Skiing, Snowmobiling, and Ice Fishing for winter activities.  Moreover, a 12.2 mile multiuse track is planned to begin soon.  LINK HERE for complete information on History, Wildlife, Calendar, Recreation, and Access.  For directions, CLICK HERE.

Oil Creek State Park  -  Located just outside the county in adjacent Venango County, is an area that contains the site of the world's first commercial oil well (Drake Well), where the story of the early petroleum industry, oil boom towns, oil wells, and early transportation, unfolds.  A 9.5-mile paved bicycle trail through the scenic Oil Creek Gorge, or an excursion on the train, reveals several oil sites and the deep hollows, steep hillsides, and wetlands.  The Oil Creek Valley is the site of the world's first commercial oil well in Titusville, and throughout the park surfaces the realization of the early life in Pennsylvania.  LINK for complete History, Wildlife, Calendar, Recreation, and Access.  There are many interests there including: Visitor Center/Train Station, Wildcat Hollow Outdoor Classroom, Bicycling, Hiking, Two Overnight Hike In Shelter Areas, Changes Through Time, Delzell Trail, Blood Farm Interpretive Trail, Petroleum Centre Walking Tour:, Canoeing, Fishing, Hunting, and Fishing.  For directions MAP.

Pymatuning State Park  -  in nearby Crawford County, this is one of the largest state parks in our Commonwealth.  The large lake provides excellent fishing throughout the year and is especially lovely in late spring evenings when the sunset gilds the water and colorful sailboats appear to slide across a lake of gold.  Sporting Boating, Hiking, Camping, Picnicking, Swimming, and a host of other recreations, including Cabins, Boat Rentals, Environmental Education, and Natural areas.  For directions MAP.

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