Spring fever is sweeping through the homes of those in southwestern Pennsylvania who have found themselves cooped up inside waiting out the cold for far too long. A trip outside is the perfect cure. Not only will it cleanse you of spring fever, but spending time outdoors actually comes with many health benefits such as increased energy, restored moods, and mental clarity. Looking for things to do and outdoor activities? Enjoy recreation and restoration by experiencing all thing outdoors in Greene County.
Explore State and Historical Parks
Mason Dixon Historical Park
Enter at 164 Creek Road, Mt. Morris, PA 15349 or 79 Buckeye Road, Core, WV 26541
Established in the 1970s, the 295-acres of meadow and woodland stretched across the state line commemorating the great achievement of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. The park features hiking trails, ball field, cabins, a large red barn, pavilions, and a play ground. On the Pennsylvania side of the park is an authentic log cabin that serves as a stage and backdrop for live musical performances during festivals held annually on the grounds. Hike to the summit and see the monument commemorating where Mason and Dixon left their marker.
Ryerson Station State Park
361 Bristoria Road, Wind Ridge, PA 15380
This 1,164 acre park features a 46-site campground for tents or trailers on a ridge overlooking the park, two cottages, and organized group tenting. Activities include a swimming pool, hiking, fishing, and picnicking. The park is open year round from sunrise to sunset.
Enlow Fork Natural Area
Trailhead(s) at Smoky Row Lane in State Game Land 302
This easy and scenic trail follows a closed dirt road with two iron bridges along a stream and through a forest ecosystem providing special interest for bird watchers and wildflower enthusiasts. The in-and-out trek is approximately 6.5 miles by turning around at a flood-control dam near a gate in the road.
Unwind at Public and Community Parks
Center Township Community Park
116 Park Road, Rogersville, PA 15359
This community park is located off State Route 21 near the village of Rogersville with three baseball fields, a soccer practice field, batting cage, bleachers, playground, and restrooms. Two pavilions are also available to rent.
122 South Porter Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
This public park has a pavilion available for rent as well as picnic tables, a baseball field, football field, basketball court, concession stands and restrooms.
Lions Club Park
East Oakview Drive, Waynesburg, PA 15370
This park offers playground equipment, picnic areas, parking and pavilions available for rent for special occasions. An amphitheater is frequently used to host live music during the late spring and summer months. It is located next to the Greene County Water Park.
Mon View Park
377 Stoney Hill Road, Greensboro, PA
This park features picnic pavilions, baseball fields, a basketball court, volleyball court, playground, and access to the Greensboro Walking and Biking Trail.
Route 188 Park
252 Jefferson Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Soccer fields located along Route 188.
West Waynesburg Park
272 Jennings Avenue, Waynesburg, PA 15370
This family-friendly park in Waynesburg features playground equipment and picnic tables.
Hike along a Trail
Greene River Trail
Trailhead(s) at Rices Landing Borough and Jessop Boat Club
This 7-mile trail runs adjacent to the Upper Monongahela Water Trail greenway providing a tranquil view of the river for its users. The trail accommodates those interested in walking, jogging, and bicycling.
Greensboro Walking and Biking Trail
377 Stoney Hill Road, Greensboro, PA
This trail stretches 1.5 miles along the Monongahela River, starting at Mon View Park and ending at Lock #7. Bring your kayak and plop it in the Mon!
Trailhead(s) at multiple access points along road intersections
This 67-mile trail follows ridge tops for most of its length offering some of the County’s most spectacular views. The trail begins at Greensboro on the Monongahela River and ends just south of Moundsville, West Virginia on the Ohio River. Those who have studied the Warrior Trail believe that it was used for over 5,000 years by Native Americans for flint and fur trade, hunting, and warfare.
Take the Covered Bridge Driving Tour
Take a scenic drive through the countryside of Greene County, Pennsylvania to see all seven of its covered bridges. As one of the destination’s most significant attractions, covered bridges preserve history and capture the serene beauty of the Greene County countryside. They make for picturesque, postcard-like photo opportunities, and the chance to roll down the windows, and enjoy the warming weather as you take a self-guided tour to see as many as you can!
Read more about each bridge and take the self-guided Google Maps tour.