Top Things to Do in Mercer County, PA
One of the biggest draws to Mercer County is the outstanding tax-free shopping available. Sharon, PA, is known as home to some of the world’s largest family-owned stores, as seen on the David Letterman Show and the Travel Channel. If you head into some of the downtown areas, you’ll discover unique shops, like The Winner women’s boutique, as well as interesting art galleries. While you’re downtown, be sure to stop by Donna’s Diner to refuel. You may also want to visit Grove City Premium Outlets to explore more of area’s most popular stores.
Aside from shopping, Mercer County offers excellent outdoor activities. Rent kayaks for the day and explore the Shenango River’s 23-mile water trail. To experience the 11-mile Lake Shenango, you can rent a boat or bring your own and dock it at North Star Marina. A day spent boating or fishing on the lake will be one you’ll always remember. The area’s many hiking and biking trails offer a fun excursion for people of all ages and skill levels. Avid golfers should book a tee time before visiting Mercer County because it’s one of Golf Digest’s Top Golf Destinations and is home to America’s only FREE golf course, which is located at Buhl Park. Immaculate championship courses await.
Buhl Park is an attraction in and of itself. It’s just minutes from Buhl Mansion and was founded by Frank Buhl! The park features Lake Julia (named after Julia Buhl), where you can rent paddle boats or kayaks. Other activities include tennis, pickleball, America’s only free golf course, disk golf, free summertime concerts, and more. We also have two beautiful state parks in the area, Maurice K. Goddard State Park and Pymatuning State Park.
If you work up a thirst during your outdoor adventures, visit the Mercer County Wine & Brew Trail to taste local wines, mead, and beer.