Looking Ahead to Brighter Days: National Plan for Vacation Day Through many Americans are not ready or able to take a trip just yet, there is a wealth of information that says simply planning a vacation can increase happiness. In fact, 97% of survey respondents say having a trip planned makes them happier – and…
When it comes to counting birds, a lot depends on the weather. But it also depends on volunteers to grab their binoculars and notepads heading for the great outdoors to become citizen scientists for a day.
“Shop Scenic” could well become the catch phrase for Greene County when the holiday season consists of driving country roads to find that perfect gift. Unique shops stuffed with handcrafted items, delicious eats and bottles of wine are waiting for the day-tripper who is willing to imagine that Greene County is a super mall with miles of rural scenery to be enjoyed between shops.
In downtown Waynesburg, the genteel storefronts of High Street never stay empty for long. New shops can be an exciting find as entrepreneurs try their hand at serving up that new something that the public is eager to sample. But it’s the anchor stores of downtown Waynesburg that have been around for decades that have the power to draw back fans every season to shop for the quality goods they are known for.
What better place to find that perfect antique or collectible gift to give than in an old town that still remembers its past. Every building in Waynesburg bears the stamp of the era that gave it life, from the late 1800s through the roaring 20s to the post War years and those more modern contours. All are stitched together with lamp posts bearing the decorations of the seasons as they come and go.
A day trip to Waynesburg offers a chance to shop the season for unique gifts while enjoying the historical details that makes this old town a picturesque drive. If there are children on your list who want toys that capture the real world of animals and machinery, or friends with a hankering for the hand made, shop on the South Side of Waynesburg. Add lunch at an artisan eatery and your trip is complete!
Wine in the garden is a winning combination – from warm spring afternoons until the last bright days of fall. Add a drive on country roads to “shop local” for what you need to lounge and sip in your own backyard and the magic of that moment is complete.