Just northwest of Pittsburgh, PA and running to the western edge of the state at the Ohio border lies a 444 square mile gem of an area known as Beaver County. Of course nature, beauty and outdoor activities abound with its location in the rural forests and mountains and along the Beaver River. They also have a variety of other things to enjoy ranging from shopping at awesome specialty stores, exploring history, taking in a show at Lincoln Park Performing Arts, or enjoying one of the many hometown eateries.
The outdoor enthusiasts can take a kayak and explore the Beaver River. If you don’t have one, rentals are available. Take a family horseback ride at one of three local farms. Ten golf courses offer scenic beauty and variety for every level of skill. No less than fourteen parks offer everything from hiking and biking to waterfalls, disk golf, swimming and birdwatching. They even have a polo field where you can feel the speed, beauty and excitement of polo matches held every Friday evening during the summer in Darlington. Campers can stay at one of three campgrounds.
Indy style race fans will love the Pittsburgh International Race Complex offers a variety of events to watch or participate in. For as little as $22.50, you can do some Karting. The Mines and Meadows offers the ultimate ATV, UTV and dirt bike experience right next door to their campground. They have the only underground riding in the Northeast where you go riding through abandoned limestone mines. 84 miles of recreational trails on 877 acres of land with something for every skill level
You can usually find a fun family festival every weekend in one of their welcoming communities. Check online at VisitBeaverCounty.com to see which one correspond with your dates. Festivals range from motorsports events to cultural events, festival and fairs. There are literally dozens of cultural events, concerts, and ethnic festivals held throughout the year.
It’s a good idea to get the Passport to Beaver County History. Not only is it a fun thing to do, it provides valuable information and locations on dozens of historical venues so you can track down and discover the ones most enjoyable for your family. Whether it’s local history, model railroads, art, genealogy, aircraft, heritage, architecture, or even a historical village, there is something for everyone. Our top picks are: 1) Take a nostalgic trip through the history of air travel, specifically relating to WWII at the Air Heritage Museum. 2) Step back in time to Old Economy Village.
After a fun day exploring, savor award-winning restaurants, sample wines at a winery, or brews at a micro-brewery. Stay at one of the charming bed & breakfasts or national hotel brands. Plan your trip today. Begin by getting am attractions guide and events brochure. Call 800-342-8192 or visit the website VisitBeaverCounty.com