From Our Nationally Renowned Parks, To Our International Golf Competitions, Mercer County Has a Little Bit of Everything

Homegrown Happy Hour Event: March 2nd 2023

Upcoming Event: Homegrown Happy Hour Networking Event!

Come meet the group who are changing the narrative in the valley! Homegrown Initiative is focused on changing the narrative in Mercer County through the four quadrants of Live, Learn, Work, and Play. Come meet our Future Leaders committee members, mix and mingle with other local young professionals and business owners, and find out more about how you can get involved with Homegrown Initiative!

Enjoy free appetizers and a free drink. Get a free professional headshot taken, bring your business cards for our Business Card Raffle, and be the first in the valley to find out about our Incredible 2024 Events Calendar!

We look forward to seeing you at our Free Happy Hour Event!! See you all there, cheers!!

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Thursday, February 1 ยท 5:30 - 7:30pm EST

Scenes from Past Events

Buhl Park

Building A Healthy, Happy & Connected Community Since 1915

Fulfilling the Buhl legacy by providing recreation, education, and entertainment while promoting a healthy lifestyle and thriving environment. Buhl Park is a beautiful park - created by Charles Henry Owsley and taking design inspiration from the legendary Central Park in Manhattan, Buhl is one of the crown jewels of Mercer County.

Grove City Premium Outlets

World Class Shopping

Grove City Premium Outlets is western Pennsylvania's premiere shopping destination with over 120 of the hottest brand name stores including Kate Spade New York, Coach, Michael Kors, The North Face, Under Armour, Vera Bradley and J. Crew Factory Store. The open air center is easily accessible located just off I-79, 3 miles south of I-80 serving Pittsburgh, Youngstown, Erie, Cleveland, and Mercer County. Shoppers realize 25-65% savings off everyday retail and visitors to the area enjoy the savings offered by Pennsylvania's tax-free status on most clothing and shoes.

Shenango Lake

Our beautiful lake and nature preserve.

Enjoy the outdoors at Shenango River Lake, and experience all it has to offer. Visitors can spend the day picnicking, camping, swimming, or wildlife viewing. Fishing enthusiasts can test the waters for bass, walleye, and a variety of panfish that inhabit the lake. Boating is another popular activity, from water-skiing behind a powerboat to canoeing. The header image at the top of this page is from Shenango Lake.

Golf Mercer County

From National League Tournaments to North America's Only Free Course

Ever since the Scottish invented the game and first set foot on the American continent, Western Pennsylvania has been well regarded as one of the most idyllic locations for the game of Golf in the world. From the nationally ranked Avalon Golf and County Club to the free-to-play DumDums Course - from beginner to professional - Mercer County's 11 courses have something to offer everybody.

Restaurants and Lodging

481 Restaurants, 91 Hotels. A Traveler's Delight.

As an area rich in cultural history, family traditions and home cooked goodness, Mercer County's restaurants and lodges have migrated beyond a picturesque downtown and found a foothold with avid diners and travelers from all over the world. From the classic Italian Muscarella's (featured on the show America's Best Restaurants) in Sharpsville, to the reimagined hip atmosphere of Talbot's in Mercer and the beautiful furnishings of the Tara Inn (see photo), eating and lodging in Mercer County are more tapestried than ever.

Goddard State Park

Experience the Appalachian Wilderness

The 2,856-acre Maurice K. Goddard State Park features the 1,680-acre Lake Wilhelm, which is very popular with anglers and boaters. Many recreational activities attract visitors in all seasons. The large lake, abundant wetlands, old fields and mature forests provide a diversity of habitats for wildlife, especially waterfowl, eagles and ospreys. Adjacent to the park to the Northwest of I-79 is State Game Lands 270.