Featured Attractions

Nestled in between Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Erie – Lawrence County is a short drive from just about anywhere. Relax for an afternoon, or stay the week – There’s plenty for everyone to enjoy!

Simply Authentic

Beautiful Amish Countryside in Lawrence County A self-guided driving tour of the Amish Countryside in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania provides a glimpse into a world far removed from modern standards. Simple Life Tours presents the Amish culture in a unique and unforgettable …


Simply Adventurous

Boat Launches: Bevington on the Beaver River; Rock Point on the Connoquenessing Creek; McConnells Mill State Park on the Slippery Rock Creek; Bessemer Lake; Gearson and Peluso Camps on the Neshannock Creek; Millenium Boat Launch and McQuiston Boat Launch on …


Wine and Brew Trail

Lawrence County is the perfect place to sit back, unwind and enjoy a glass of wine or beer. We’ve developed an itinerary for you to make a wine and beer  lovers weekend one that you’ll never forget! Crooked Tongue Brewing – …


Back To The 50’s Weekend

Take a step back in time, or just come for the cars! For nearly a week around the end of June each year, New Castle becomes a large car-show & family event. Everything starts at Cascade Park at flows all over town. …


Cascade Park

Cascade Park is a cherished legend; with its gorgeous landscape, waterfalls, wildflowers and boulders, you will be taken back by it’s beauty.  Enjoy hiking, fishing, bocce  and horseshoe courts, jungle gyms, dance hall and picnic pavilions. On hot summer days …


Fireworks Capital of America

New Castle, PA is officially known as the “Fireworks Capital of America”. Each year we host a large Fireworks Festival in honor of this. Two nationally recognized companies are credited with making New Castle, PA the “Fireworks Capital of America” …


Harlansburg Station

424 Old Route 19 New Castle, PA 16101 724-652-9002 hbmuseum@comcast.net www.harlansburgstation.com Donald Barnes, a retired US Air pilot, started collecting things without a purpose over thirty years ago. He collected odd things, such as airplane propeller, which served as a …


Arts + Education at the Hoyt

124 E. Leasure Avenue New Castle, PA 16101 Phone: 724.652.2882 info@hoytartcenter.org http://www.hoytartcenter.org Described as New Castle’s “cultural jewel”, the historic four building complex offers an environment of historical interest while housing art galleries, classrooms, studios, collection of fine arts library, …


Living Treasures Animal Park

268 Fox Rd. New Castle, PA 16101 Phone: 724-924-9571 http://www.ltanimalpark.com/ Living Treasures is a wonderful setting for a great family experience. The petting zoo is the thrill of the day for young visitors, while the exotic animals fascinate young and …


McConnells Mill State Park

The park is about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh, via I-79, near the intersection of PA 19 and US 422. 2697 McConnells Mill Road Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-8811 morainesp@state.pa.us http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/mcconnellsmill/ McConnells Mill State Park, in Lawrence County, encompasses 2,546 acres …


Moraine State Park

225 Pleasant Valley Rd. Portersville, PA 16051-9650 724-368-8811 morainesp@state.pa.us http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/moraine/ The gently rolling hills, lush forests and sparkling waters disguise a land that has endured the effects of continental glaciers and massive mineral extraction. Each year over one million people …


New Castle Playhouse

212 East Long Ave New Castle, PA 16101 Phone: 724-657-9369 info@newcastleplayhouse.org www.newcastleplayhouse.org The New Castle Playhouse is situated on the Southside of New Castle, PA., in Lawrence County. Incorporated in 1958 as a non-profit organization, the Playhouse has been providing …


Park Harbor Bike Trail

A new, two-mile long biking/hiking trail network is now open to the public at West Park Nature Center located on Old Youngstown Road in Union Township. On hand to dedicate the Park Harbor Trail on Saturday, September 11, 2010 were …


Rock Point Park

Rock Point Park, a wonderful Victorian-era amusement park once located near Ellwood City, PA (about 45 miles north of Pittsburgh), has a very unusual history. With beginnings in the “Trolley Park” era of the late 1800’s (the exact date is …


Scottish Rite Cathedral

110 E. Lincoln Avenue New Castle, PA 16101 Phone: 724.654-6683 info@cathedralnewcastle.com http://www.cathedralnewcastle.com The large Neo-classic Scottish Rite Cathedral was built in 1925 by a Milwaukee firm from plans drawn by architect R.G. Schmidt, also of Milwaukee, at a cost of …


Statues of Liberty

Two of only 100 replicas of the Statue of Liberty currently existing in the United States are located in the Fireworks Capital of America, Lawrence County (PA). One statue stands at Lincoln High School, Fifth Street and Crescent Avenue, Ellwood …


The North Hill District

We love our history! (and you will too!) Enjoy the 3rd largest Historic District in PA! The first photo, The Greer George Home, now known as the Lawrence County Historical Society, is a three story, rectangular plan Colonial Revival residence with a …


Volant Shops

The pulse of Volant can be found along Main Street where Amish buggies co-mingle with automobiles. The gristmill is now a country, antique and specialty shop. Other shops along Main Street offer Victorian collectibles, homemade arts and crafts, Christmas specialties, …


Foodie Town

Can you pick me up some “New Castle Chili”? New Castle Chili The famous “New Castle Chili” New Castle’s chili dogs are the product of Greek immigrants who came to New Castle in the early 1900’s and established restaurants along …