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Nestled in western Pennsylvania midway between Pittsburgh, Erie, Chicago, and New York City is Mercer County. Below is information on the different communities in our region including Greenville, Grove City, Mercer and Sharon. Also you will find valuable links to services in our region and a media room with our latest press releases.
The community of Greenville, Pennsylvania, is located in northern Mercer County along the beautiful and historic Shenango River, which provides an abundance of opportunities for watercraft and family activities. Within an hour’s drive from the cities of Pittsburgh, Erie and Youngstown, Greenville is home to Thiel College, a long-established institution of higher education founded upon the Lutheran Church, and St. Paul’s, a Continuing Care Community, a premier senior living facility. Residents and visitors alike will enjoy concerts by Greenville Symphony Orchestra and entertaining plays and musicals by the actors of Greenville Area Community Theater. Residents have access to fine public and parochial schools, a highly-respected hospital system, a daily newspaper, excellent restaurants, numerous service organizations, three museums, scenic parks, and nearby lake areas for recreation, camping and ample fishing.
There is something for everyone in the ever-growing Greenville area, which celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2013. Welcome!
Grove City is well-known for our exceptional shopping. Grove City Premium Outlets is located in Grove City, just off the Grove City exit for I-79. Grove City Premium Outlets has a large variety of outlet shopping that is sure to please everyone. Also located at this exit are plenty of lodging and dining options. But, there is more to Grove City than just the outlets. We have additional shopping, dining, lodging and entertainment in Olde Town Grove City and our West End Business District. We have one of the only original single screen movie theaters still in existence and showing movies every night.
Grove City is also home to other long-standing businesses like George J. Howe Company, who specializes in coffee, candy and nuts, as well as Wendell August Forge which has been the producer of hand forged metal giftware in Grove City since 1932. Grove City is also proud to be the home of Grove City College, a top rated Christian college producing our future leaders. Come explore Grove City and discover more!
Mercer Borough is a 200 year old, small town community with much to offer visitors. While strolling the town square, visitors can enjoy an old fashioned ice cream soda, an in store Lionel train display reminiscent of childhood days, several antique shops, a quilt shop and don’t forget a stop at the bakery.
Kicking off the summer events in Mercer, the Mercer Memorial Day 500 Organization celebrate our Veterans with the Memorial Day 500 Parade as well as 500 flags lining the streets. Free Friday night Concerts on the Square, performed by the Mercer Community Band for the past thirty five years, commence in June each year.
Several organizations partner for the town’s summertime event, Old Fashioned Day in the Park which is held at Brandy Springs Community Park in July.
Just minutes away from golf, lodging, shopping and one of the oldest dirt race tracks, Mercer is a great destination for a day trip or an extended stay.
On the shores of the Shenango River, Beautiful Downtown Sharon is the perfect destination for any time of year with world-renowned retailers, boutique storefronts and cultural activities in a walkable downtown with ample parking. Annual events include WaterFire Sharon, Brown Bag Lunch Weekly Concert Series and the Holiday Extravaganza! Some popular attractions to enjoy include:
Daffin's, the world's largest candy store has created quality homemade chocolates since 1949. Reyers, the world's largest shoe store, opened in 1886, offers over 100,000 pairs of shoes including hard-to-find sizes for men, women and children.
The Winner, offers huge savings with four floors, over 75,000 square feet, of the latest fashions and accessories in petite, missy, and women sizes. Refresh yourself with lunch at the original Quaker Steak & Lube®, America's #1 motorsports themed family restaurant voted for "Best Wings USA".
After you shop till you drop, indulge yourself at one of two world-class inns: Buhl Mansion Guesthouse & Spa and Tara - A Country Inn. Tara, inspired by Gone with the Wind, offers "Southern Hospitality" with lavish guestrooms, gourmet and casual dining. Buhl Mansion boasts opulent guestrooms and a world-class spa in an 1890s 'castle'. Guestrooms at both inns have fireplaces, Jacuzzis, and provide the ultimate in luxury and pampering.
Mercer County is located in western Pennsylvania, one hour north of Pittsburgh, one hour south of Erie and 1 1/2 hour south east of Cleveland, Ohio. We are a 5 hour drive from Toronto Ontario Canada. Our area is known for outstanding tax free shopping at the Grove City Premium Outlets and at the world's "largest" stores in Sharon, PA. Unique attractions include Wendell August and the Avenue of 444 Flags.
Our charming downtowns feature unique specialty shops and art galleries. In addition Mercer County was selected as one of "Golf Digests" Top Golf Destinations. Outdoor adventures abound in the area with kayaking on the Shenango River 23 mile water trail, skydiving, fishing, hiking/biking trails and more. Two state parks: Maurice K. Goddard State Park and Pymatuning State Park offer diverse recreational opportunities. Contact us and let us help you make memories that last a lifetime!
~ Peggy Mazyck, Visit Mercer County PA Director
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