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Outdoor Recreation, Rural Charm and Rich History in Greene County

Nestled in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania, Greene County is home to spectacular natural beauty, pastoral landscapes, rich local heritage, and small-town charm. Bring your friends and family for a getaway to the country to explore hiking trails and parks, visit family-owned farms and vineyards, and experience American history first-hand.

Recreation.

All year long, explore the great outdoors at Ryerson Station State Park in Graysville. Drop in a fishing line in the springtime, go swimming and camping in the blaze of summer days, trek the hiking trails through dazzling fall foliage, and enjoy cross-country skiing and ice skating in the winter. At the Greene County Waterpark in Waynesburg, bring the kids to zoom down water slides, splash in the children’s play area, and relax in the lazy river. Meanwhile, teens and adults will love mountain biking along the Greene River Trail, offering sweeping vistas of the Monongahela River along the way. At High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, cheer on professional and amateur motocross racers as they kick up dirt on the racetrack while competing to see who can take first place.

Greene River Trail
Greene River Trail

High Point Raceway
High Point Raceway

Rural.

Slow down and take in the splendor of small town living when you visit Greene County. A scenic drive through the countryside will reveal lush foliage, charming barns and even historic covered bridges dotting the landscape. Download the Covered Bridges Driving Tour for a self-guided trip to all seven covered bridge locations in Greene County, and along the way, keep an eye out for the general stores and mail pouch barns that nod to the area’s small-town way of life.

Washington & Greene Counties Covered Bridge Festival
Washington & Greene Counties Covered Bridge Festival

Special events throughout the year also celebrate the area’s rural charm. In the summer, annual county fairs such as the Greene County Fair in Waynesburg and the Jacktown Fair in Wind Ridge feature time-honored traditions such as agricultural displays, tractor pulls, carnival rides, and live music. And on the third week of September, the Washington & Greene Counties Covered Bridge Festival features historical reenactments, handmade arts and crafts, and live entertainment held at numerous covered bridges.

Greene County Fair
Greene County Fair

History.

Trace the footsteps of the area’s first residents when you hike along the Warrior Trail, a 67-mile trail used for thousands of years by Native Americans for hunting, fur trading, and warfare. At the Mason-Dixon Historical Park, experience the Mason-Dixon Line, initially established in the 1760s as a boundary line separating Pennsylvania and Maryland and eventually regarded as the dividing line between slave states to the south and free states to the north during the period before the Civil War. In Rices Landing on the south side of the Monongahela River, the W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop is one of the best-preserved examples of an early 1900s industrial machine shop, offering a peek into the area’s industrial heritage. Meanwhile, the Rain Day Festival taps into local tradition, offering quirky activities such as an umbrella festival, diaper derby, and more.

W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop
W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop

Rain Day Festival
Rain Day Festival

Get more ideas of fun things to do in Greene County when you download the visitors guide.

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