Backroads and Small Towns in Pennsylvania
Explore the Hidden Gems of Mercer County
On the banks of the Shenango River, Beautiful Downtown Sharon is the perfect destination for any time of year with world-renowned retailers, boutique storefronts and cultural activities. Sharon is home to some of the world’s largest family owned and operated retailers of their kind, featured on the Travel Channel, David Letterman, and more.
Poised to be the outdoor capital of the County, Greenville, is a beautiful small town in northwestern Mercer County known for its lush hillsides, beautiful waterways and rich history. Home to Theil College, Greenville has been undergoing a true revitalization over the past few years. Great little restaurants, coffee shops, and stores are opening up!
Olde Town Grove City is an active, revitalized downtown with the fresh, vibrant feel of a community that’s found its place. Unique shops, great places to dine and an expanding public art center have become the new identity for this small, tree-lined central business district bordering Grove City College’s beautiful campus.
As the county seat, Mercer has a heritage reaching back more than 200 years. Approach the borough from any direction and your eyes will feast upon the striking dome of the Mercer County Courthouse. Courthouse Square is home to many boutique and antique stores.
New Wilmington, Volant & Amish Country
New Wilmington is not only the home to Westminster College but also the 2nd largest population of Old Order Amish in Pennsylvania. The unique shopping experience on an old fashioned “Main Street”, Volant offers over 40 shops and restaurants with country crafts and specialty gifts.