Fall brings cool, crisp air to Greene County, Pennsylvania and the colorful display of leaves changing their colors. While you are enjoying this seasonal masterpiece, we are highlighting seven activities that should be added to your Fall Bucket List.
Believed to be used as the main highway for Native Americans, the Warrior Trail is one of great historical significance. Lined by trees it would make a peaceful, colorful, and historic walk. Native Americans used the trail headed to Flint Ridge Ohio for meeting other tribes as well as trading things like furs and flint.
Mason-Dixon Historical Park
Dive into the history of our Mason-Dixon Line here at the Mason Dixon Historical Park! With events, lodging, and hiking visitors will be able to soak in the history to its fullest. Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon were two English astronomers who surveyed what we know as the Mason-Dixon Line. The park is located on Browns Hill which is where Mason and Dixon had to end their survey early. They kept detailed journals of their journey which were lost for almost a century, but after being found amongst trash it was printed for the masses to enjoy.
Greene County has many waterways to go kayaking! Whether it’s solo or a group outing there are many different trips kayakers can take whether down creeks or going to the Monongahela River. Ten Mile Creek, Dunkard Creek, Monongahela River, and Wisecarver Lake all have launch areas for prospective kayakers.
Explore the Most Haunted County in America
The far southwest corner of Pennsylvania looks on the surface to be a pleasant rolling, river-cut landscape carpeted with vegetation and trees but, underneath is a bloody history and supernatural reality brimming with ghosts, aliens, and unknown creatures deeming it the most haunted county in America.
Travel with Kevin Paul, a native of Greene County, and paranormal researcher, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, as they take you deep into Greene County’s dark and unexplored corners to uncover a twilight world that exists alongside of us in their book “Haunted Hills and Hollows: What Lurks in Greene County, Pennsylvania.”
Covered Bridge Driving Tour
The Covered Bridge Driving Tour will take you to see the seven covered bridges of Greene County, Pennsylvania in southwestern Pennsylvania. Along the way, you will explore rural charm through town such as Carmichaels and Rogersville, traverse the countryside on dirt and gravel roads, and catch glimpses into the place we call home.
Coffee & Pumpkin Spice
Enjoy a seasonal treat and hot beverage at a coffee shop! From handcrafted coffee served in an artisan ceramic mug at Kiln to Table to an expresso served alongside fresh salt rising bread at Rising Creek Bakery. Or pickup a bag of freshly roasted coffee made right here in Greene County at Hilltop Packs Coffee to take home and enjoy over time – they even have Pumpkin Spice! There is always time to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee.
Our heritage consists of strong agricultural roots. Wheat was the main agricultural product from 1830 to 1850, which was then transported as flour and whiskey to Pittsburgh, later on to New Orleans. Wool production was also an early agriculture product as sheep can be raised on our rolling hills. Now you can expand your knowledge and learn more about our diversified agriculture assets with a private tour of a Greene County farm this fall.
Learn about a working cow-calf and seed stock operation in Waynesburg on Frosty Spring Farms with co-owners, James and Billie Cowell. Find out what it takes to raise a herd of Purebred Simmentals alongside a commercial herd of Red Angus. And discover why donkeys are an asset on the farm! The Cowells have received several awards through the years for their farming operations, and they love to share their knowledge with the younger generation.
If you like horses, schedule a tour at Save A Horse Stable to see a family-run rescue stable that is a sanctuary for older horses and rescues. The horses live in a natural environment as herd groups and create vital bonds that are honored and protected. Owner Darlene Moore is dedicated to providing a place where horses are more than just an animal. Learn about each horse’s story and how you can help them live their best lives.
Known for their cuteness, the alpacas at Lippencott Alpacas are always a popular treat for individuals and families. To keep the family farming tradition alive, Lena and Phil Galing began the alpaca breeding farm in 2005 on Lena’s family farm. Have a chance to get up close and personal with the alpaca, feel their fiber and learn how the animals fuel our economy and keep people warm.