Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth – when the world emerges from its cocoon of snow and we begin to put away our heavy winter clothes. It also means it’s a time to begin planning out new and exciting places to go, indulge yourself a little, and begin to make your vacation plans!
Treat yourself to some pampering at one of the region’s relaxing spas. Their friendly staff offers a wide range of spa services. Hot stone massages and reflexology, manicures, pedicures, facials and waxes, oh my!… Among these are Lilac Springs Spa & Recourse in Meadville and Dream Horse Guest House in Kinsman, OH.
After a relaxing day at the spa, you can gear up your family for some together time by making your reservations early for the camping season. Most local campgrounds begin their season mid-April so they are taking reservations now, and believe me, they fill up fast! There are a variety of great campgrounds for those who like to primitive camp, tent, RV. If cabins and cottages are more to your liking, check with some of the local realtors such as Conneaut Lake Resort Rentals, or Pymatuning State Park for more basic accommodations. There are also plenty of privately owned and rented cottages throughout the county, like at Canadohta Lake, Pymatuning, and Conneaut Lake. A great resource that encompasses all of these is our website www.visitcrawford.org or pick up one of our free Visitors Guides at our office.
Woodcock Creek Nature Center has new and exciting programs taking place all year long, most of which are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is usually needed. Programs change monthly and some haveincluded programs on freshwater mussels, trees, nature journaling, and bee-friendly gardening. For more information on future programs and details, call the Woodcock Creek Nature Center at 814-763-5269.
Make the most of the beautiful spring weather is to visit A Day at the Hatchery at the Linesville Fish Hatchery the first Saturday in April. This annual event is a fantastic way to get your kids involved in learning about fish and the environment. The open house also shows you how they grow and stock walleye and other local fish species to stock area waterways. While you’re there, don’t forget to stop by what Good Housekeeping magazine called “America the Unusual.” The Linesville Spillway is one of the most recognized and unique attractions of Crawford County, and with good reason. Watching the “ducks walk on the fish” is certainly a sight to see!
Before heading out of Linesville, make sure to take a stroll through town. Linesville is studded with quite a few gems that will be sure to become your new favorites! For instance, the award-winning and homey Treasured Gifts is filled to the brim with candles, country décor and all kinds of wonderful surprises. Meet your girlfriends for lunch at Rebecca’s Family Restaurant: huge salads, great entrees and glorious slices of homemade pie, a local favorite! Or pop in next door and “bulk up” at Ginny’s Bulk Foods & Deli. It’s a baker’s paradise that has every kind of bulk spice and mix that you need to make your family’s favorite dishes all year long.
So why not get out there and take a drive; explore and make priceless memories, all while discovering what is just around the corner. There are so many great places for you and your family to explore this spring and all throughout the year!
Click here for More Information
Pennsylvania tourism & sightseeing