From green to gold, orange, red, and brown, fall hues saturate Pennsylvania forests and outline the sky during the month of October. Last year, peak fall foliage was reached in Greene County during the week of October 22 to October 28. Nonetheless, the entire month typically yields a spectrum of color as leaves fade from green and approach their best autumnal hues. Take a journey into history and a cascade of warm, autumn reds, oranges, and golds by visiting the Greene River Trail in Greene County, Pennsylvania this fall.
Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors. The countryside is growing green again and colorful wildflowers are everywhere. Greene County is a nature lover’s dream and a excellent getaway for outdoorsmen. Trails and natural areas for hiking and exploration, waterways for fishing and boating, and recreational sports for participants or spectators — there’s something for everyone.
Prior to the glaciers, the ancestral Monongahela River flowed from present day north-central West Virginia across Pennsylvania and northwest Ohio.
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.
One of the best known steamboat tugs and the only one still on a river is the W.P. Snyder, Jr., originally built in 1918 and owned by the Carnegie Steel Company. It was originally named the W.H. Clingerman and was one of the first steel hulled steamboats. In September of 1945, it was sold to the Crucible Steel Company and renamed W.P. Snyder, Jr.
The Pennsylvania, Monongahela & Southern Railroad was organized in 1902 under the Pennsylvania Railroad to extend the rail line from West Brownsville to Rices Landing. In May 2000, the abandoned rail bed was dedicated as a rail-trail along the Monongahela River.
Along the Greene River Trail Rices Landing Settlement of Rices Landing One of the earliest overnight visitors was George Washington, when he and his troops camped here on their way to Pittsburgh during the French & Indian War. In 1786, John Rice purchased land on the east side of Enoch’s Run, a tributary of the…
William A. Young, a descendant of two established families of Washington and Greene counties, purchased a plot of land in Rices Landing in 1900. The following year his mother, Rachel A. Young, bought the adjoining lot and sold it to her son in 1902. William Young built his foundry and machine shop on these two parcels of land and operated the facility until his death in 1940. Young’s sons, Walter and Carl, carried on the operation until 1965.
The invention of the beehive oven was a major advance in the production of coke. Beehive ovens were large masonry domes and named according to their shape. Constructed in long rows for ease of loading and unloading, workers would bring the coal from the nearby mines, dump the coal in the opening in the top, ignite the coal and seal the ovens to let the coal smolder.
While on the Greene River Trail, take the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife – including birds!