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July 08, 2024

Adventure awaits you in Crawford County this summer

Here's why you should plan your next getaway in northwestern Pennsylvania

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Crawford County is a rural oasis of fun activities and beautiful sights. With peaceful countryside views and bustling towns with shops and restaurants to explore, there’s no end of ways to enjoy some R&R. Catch a local play production, paint your own decor, grab some coffee, hunt for hidden treasures in our antique stores… truly, there are so many options for a fun-filled weekend. And for outdoor lovers, there’s a variety of hiking, biking and water trails around every corner!

The natural beauty our county offers in all seasons is undeniable, but there’s more to the story than just the scenery. Crawford County is home to Pennsylvania’s largest man-made and two largest natural in-land lakes. Of our 3 major waterways, 2 have been voted as the state’s River of the Year. We’re proud stewards of the Commonwealth’s only county forest and the location of Pennsylvania’s largest state park by acreage, Pymatuning State Park. In addition, with the Erie National Wildlife Refuge and our wide network of trails, we love our natural beauty. We know you will, too.

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Such diverse amenities make Crawford County an appealing destination where nature enthusiasts enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, boating, sailing, water sports, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, birdwatching, golfing and many other outdoor activities. Are you a hiker, backpacker, biker, camping enthusiast, nature photographer, watersport lover or all of the above? Then you know what we mean. There is no shortage of opportunities to explore and reconnect with nature in Crawford County. Whether you want to unwind on a peaceful walk or get your heart rate up with a more challenging activity, we have options. Crawford County boasts nearly 25,000 acres of parkland, 17,000 acres of boatable waters and 46 miles of trails to explore during any season.

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Explore shopping, coffee shops, live music and theater, photography opportunities, dog-friendly amenities, learn more about our Crawford County history and so much more. Local murals and live musical performances are also common sights in many parts of our region. The Academy Theatre and local arts organizations host musicals, plays and other performances. And don’t forget the great local shops and restaurants!

From chill vibes to delicious, home-grown drinks, you’ll want to explore every one of these favorite local spots. When you want to taste the flavor of northwestern Pennsylvania, look no further. Great craft beer, award winning wines, and spirits with a national impact, all found in our neck of the woods. Here, the beautiful Crawford County PA., is the setting of your next story.