This Tiny Town Near Pittsburgh Has A Little Bit Of Everything
Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better. How many times have you heard – or uttered – that phrase? Well, this tiny town near Pittsburgh certainly proves that old saying true. Trade in the hustle and bustle of the city for gushing waterfalls, leisurely hikes, and sleeping under the stars. Or, just enjoy a scrumptious meal, capped off by an old-fashioned ice cream sundae.
Only 38 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, the tiny town of Portersville is home to less than 240 residents.
But, it certainly promises plenty to do - for nature lovers, foodies, and everyone in between. Start your journey at McConnells Mill State Park, which boasts a full menu of activities.
McConnells Mill State Park is located at 1761 McConnells Mill Rd., Portersville, PA 16051
Go hiking along one of the four trails that total nearly 12 miles. Try whitewater rafting, watch wildlife, or enjoy a picnic.
Of course, another popular park - Moraine State Park - also sits in Portersville. Spend the day exploring Lake Arthur by boat, kayak, or canoe. Or, sunbathe on one of the two beaches.
Moraine State Park is located at 225 Pleasant Valley Rd., Portersville, PA 16051.
Moraine State Park also features nearly 30 miles of hiking trails, horseback riding, mountain biking, and disc golfing.
And, when the fall season rolls around, plan a visit to Cheeseman Fright Farm where a plethora of sketchy creatures will scare you as you tour the farm. Or, for a more demure experience, stop by the annual Pumpkin Festival.
Cheeseman Fright Farm is located on Kennedy Rd, Portersville, PA 16051.
Hungry after all that adventure? Sit down to a simply scrumptious, homemade meal at Brown's Country Kitchen. The charming restaurant promises large portions, a cozy atmosphere, and such delicious dishes as...
Dine at Brown's Country Kitchen at 1149 W. Portersville Rd., Portersville, PA 16051
Meatloaf, liver and onions, and pot roast. Dig into a piece of homemade pie for dessert.
Of course, can you think of any better way to cap off your visit to this tiny town near Pittsburgh than with a creamy treat? Stop by the Snowman Portersville for shaved ice, a milkshake, a smoothie, or an old-fashioned ice cream cone.
The Snowman Portersville is located at 238 E. Portersville Rd, Portersville, PA 16051.
Not ready to head back to the city? Fall asleep under the stars at Bear Run Campground. The picturesque campground offers RV, tent, and cabin camping. Enjoy a full menu of amenities - from a pool to a game room.
Camp out at Bear Run Campground at 184 Badger Hill Rd, Portersville, PA 16051.
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