It’s not too late to enjoy several summer activities! Greene County embraces the summer season with a variety of attractions for all to enjoy. From swimming and camping to history and golfing, we came up with seven activities you can check off your Summer Bucket List!
One of Greene County, Pennsylvania’s historical and cherished annual events is returning very soon, and it’s “Fair” to say that it is a weeklong traditional celebration that visitors across the nation would greatly enjoy. The traditional Jacktown Fair – which is held in the picturesque area of Wind Ridge in the western end of the county – is steeped in a rich, deep and very proud agricultural heritage that dates all the way back to 1866.
Founded in 1796, Greene County was established when Washington County was split as an act of Legislature. That brings over two centuries of history and mystery from the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania. Travel around the County with me as we explore a few historical sites.
Cornerstone’s headquarters located at the first Greene County Courthouse, has its own genealogy to share with anyone who comes to the restored log courthouse and its research annex looking for a lost relative or a family attached to a gas and oil lease.
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.
Steal a kiss, take a selfie and enjoy the drive between these sturdy bits of the past that have survived floods, vandals and time itself to tell the story of 19th century rural America. They can all be driven through – one lane only. Interestingly, it’s the movement of the traffic that gives life to the old wooden beams, stretching them and keeping them supple. Legend has it that kisses have been stolen in them, far from prying eyes.
When it comes to taking its place in American history, Greene County is unparalleled. And it’s because of a parallel of latitude that Pennsylvania’s southwestern-most county stands above all others. The famous Mason-Dixon Line, run from 1763-67 by British astronomers and surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, ends its journey at the edge of Greene County.
History can be full of surprises and sometimes even a mystery or two. Maybe even a ghost. Greene County Historical Society has all of this and more.
Friendly, polite, easy to raise, and downright adorable are just some of the qualities that bring families out to take the Lippencott Alpaca tour, offered year-round at Hawkins Farm in Lippincott, Pennsylvania. In a field full of fuzzy alpacas, one will find plenty of elbowroom, as the animals cluster around to be learned from and admired.
The cooler weather and changing of leaves brings some of our favorite traditions we look forward to each year. From the extreme fast-paced action of motor sports to the timeless celebrations centered around our covered bridges. There is something for everyone to enjoy in Southwestern Pennsylvania!