Local Area Attractions Near Andover / Pymatuning Lake KOA
Andover/Pymatuning Lake KOA is nestled on the border of Pennsylvania and Ohio. You can enjoy prime fishing on the 17,000 acre Pymatuning Lake. Bring your boat, there are plenty of marinas in the area to keep your watercraft seasonally or weekly. If you're not on the lake, enjoy browsing all the treasures at the Andover Flea Market. The kids may enjoy going to the Jamestown Deer Park and feeding the exotic animals. They can also make memories feeding the fish at the Linesville Spillway where the "ducks walk on water". We are a convenient distance from both Pittsburgh and Cleveland making it easy to plan a whole day of events.
The area surrounding Pymatuning was shaped by glaciers more than 14,000 years ago. The land was dotted with dozens of kettle lakes as the ice melted away. Indians were attracted to the area due to its rich wetland habitat and number of wild animals. The first inhabitants around the lake were the Mound Builders. The lake was named for Pihmtomink, the leader of the Lenape tribe. Pymatuning translates as "crooked mouth man's dwelling place".
Its average width is 1.6 miles with around 70 miles of shoreline. The maximum depth is 35 feet deep. The lake's capacity is 64,275,000,000 gallons of water. The state park has three beaches, seven picnic areas, five boat launches, and 2 hiking trails.
Pymatuning State Park is home to the bald eagle. Several pairs nest on the Pennsylvania side of the park. The park is home to numerous types of fish including walleye, crappie, black bass, bluegill and channel catfish. Stopping at the Spillway is a must! see office for directions hand out
Presque Isle Lake Erie
Presque Isle State Park is a 3,112-acre on an arching, sandy peninsula that juts into Lake Erie, 4 miles (6 km) west of the city of Erie. The peninsula sweeps northeastward, surrounding Presque Isle Bay, along the park's southern coast. It has 13 miles of roads, 21 miles of recreational trails, 13 beaches for swimming, and a marina. Popular activities at the park include swimming, boating, hiking, biking, birdwatching and just enjoying the beauty of nature.
There is nothing better than enjoying a glass of Ohio wine. Ohio has the perfect temperature to grow some of the best wines in North America. Many of the wineries are located in beautiful country sides where you can have a picnic or near our beautiful lake to enjoy a sunset. The wineries are open to the public for touring and sample tasting, as well as some of our Ohio wineries offer tantalizing restaurants for additional enjoyment.
Local wineries include:
Emerine Estates Winery
Conneaut Cellars Winery & Distillery
Greene Eagle Winery
Hartford Hill Winery
The Stable Winery (Coming soon!)
Ohio Amish Country Stores
Ohio Amish Country Shops offer you the ultimate shopping experience! You'll find stands along the highway or signs pointing down country roads.
From the city streets of a "downtown," to small town plazas, to way out in the country - businesses and shops are everywhere you turn in Amish Country
Geneva on The Lake
Geneva on the Lake, Ashtabula County, Ohio, is an old-fashioned lakefront getaway that has something for everyone. Explore our site. Explore Geneva on the Lake. We're confident we have an activity for you.
During the summer season, our famous entertainment Strip is alive with arcades, amusement rides, restaurants, nightclubs, live music and more. Lake Erie offers fishing, boating, and swimming -- often with just a short walk from your front door.
"The Erie Extension Canal was the major means of travel from Pittsburgh to the Great Lakes from 1854-1871. This canal system was vital to the iron industry in western Pennsylvania before the introduction of the railroads. Inside the Canal Museum, visitors will find various artifacts and historical information from the canal era, including a replica of the Rufus S. Reed -- a typical canal boat. Greenville's Canal Museum preserves some of the history of the Erie Extension Canal. Visitor's to the area will find it at the entrance of Riverside Park on Alan Avenue (the site of Lock No. 22)."
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60 Alan Avenue
Greenville, PA 16125
Greenville Railroad Museum
"The Park was started in 1985 by a group of volunteers interested in preserving and promoting Greenville's railroad history. The property was donated by Mr. Marc Rinella. The Bessemer Railroad donated the 1936 steam engine, an iron ore car and caboose #1985. Over the next few years a group of very dedicated volunteers built the museum building, the operator's office/gift shop, the speeder shed, the maintenance shed and completely landscaped the grounds. Along the way another caboose was donated by the UP Railroad, a flat car came from Cooper Bessemer, and the W&LE caboose arrived from Norfolk Southern."
Learn more on their website!
314 Main Street
Greenville, PA 16125