The Best Things to do Near Mercer County Year-Round


Every season is the best time to visit Mercer County, PA. Whether it is fall, winter, spring, or summer, there is always a wide range of activities to enjoy. Buhl Mansion serves as your gateway to world-class shopping, outdoor recreation, and so much more. Our beautiful castle is a year-round destination for visitors and guests.

Browse through a few of our favorite seasonal activities to see when you would like to plan your next visit.

Keep reading for a quick reference guide for things to do by season in Mercer County, PA. If you want more in-depth information and local tips to help plan your next trip, request access to our Free Vacation Guide. 




Buhl Mansion Gardens and Greenhouse (1)Fall could be argued to be the best time to visit Mercer County, PA. Our countryside is filled with the golden hues of fall, as nature displays the magic of letting go. Immerse yourself in the changing of leaves by taking a hike on one of our many trails. Trout Island Trail, The Shenango Trail, and Big Bend Trailhead are nearby and waiting to be explored.



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Enjoy a variety of winter sports within minutes of Buhl Mansion. With over forty inches of average snowfall each year, our county makes for a winter wonderland. You can snowmobile, cross-country ski, and sled or you can enjoy a scenic drive along the Lake Wilhelm Scenic Byway to Maurice K. Goddard State Park. You can enjoy winter activities locally in different areas and beautiful parks during your visit to Mercer County, PA.



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Plan an epic outdoor wedding at our castle or schedule your visit when you can enjoy a round of golf or our beautiful gardens. Spring is when our grounds come alive after a long winter’s slumber. Enjoy being surrounded by natural beauty as you are enveloped in various shades of luscious greens and soft pastels. It is a beauty to behold.



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Whether you are into fishing, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, or just skipping rocks from the riverbank, Summer is a great time of year to be in Mercer County, PA. The outdoor activities are a plethora and the weather is spectacular. If you are feeling adventurous, spend your day skydiving with Skydive Pennsylvania and enjoy beautiful Mercer County, PA from a bird’s eye view. Summer is also a fabulous time of year to treat yourself to our famous Mercer County, PA Wine and Brew Trail.


Immerse Yourself in All the Outdoor Activities Mercer County, PA has to offer.

Looking for a Unique Place to Stay? Book Your Stay at Buhl Mansion Today!

Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year. Consider our Mid-Week Discount Special, where you can receive $50 off of the standard room rate along with 10% off any service at our world-class Spa and numerous discounts at local shops and restaurants when you stay any Sunday through Thursday. Contact us today to book your holiday stay at Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa!