The smart way to plan your travel itinerary   
You are here: Home > Lawrence County - Pennsylvania

Vacation in Lawrence County - Pennsylvania

Jump to: Overview, Things To Do, Transportation, Climate, Accommodations, Cost

Area Overview

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! Lawrence County is well known for their beautiful landscape, Amish Countryside, Historic District, outdoor recreation, quaint shopping villages, ethnic food and much more. With cozy inns and B&B's, motels and hotels and campgrounds, you will always be taken care of. Dining is no different. Lawrence County is known as "Little New York." Enjoy any kind of dish from Italian to Middle Eastern to Mexican. Coffee shops, cafes and delis are also perfect for a relaxing atmosphere. Explore the Amish Countryside, take a tour of Haunted Hill View Manor or the 3rd largest Historic District in PA or just unwind in one of our many natural heritage or outdoor trails - there is something for everyone!

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness

Lawrence County offers many amenities for the outdoor enthusiasts. The city and county is home to many golf courses and tennis courts open to the public. Along with multiple public boat launches. Lawrence County has some of the best trout and bass fishing on the Shenango and Mahoning Rivers, Slippery Rock and Neshannock Creeks, Bessemer Lake and Cascade Park. Speaking of parks, Lawrence County is filled with parks complete with walking/hiking trails, mountain bike trials, picnic tables and playgrounds. McConnells Mill State Park is a great area for picnics, rappelling, nature walks and more. The North Country Trails runs through Lawrence County, which you can goes through McConnells Mill. Stavich Bike trail is 12 miles long with 10 of those being in Lawrence County. This is the only trail that travels between two states, two counties and three townships. Living Treasures Animal Park is perfect for all ages - interact with hundreds of animals from around the world. New Castle is the Fireworks Capital of America, which is celebrated every year the weekend after the 4th of July. The county is home to many fairs and festivals every year. Some are Back to the 50's Weekend, Ellwood City Arts, Crafts, Food & Entertainment Festival, Lawrence County Fair, Western PA Balloon Quest, Slovenefest and much much more.

Cultural Activities

Lawrence County has the 3rd largest historic district in PA and it's located on the Historic North Hill in New Castle. Included in the district is Art + Education at the Hoyt - this four building complex offers an array of historic interest with art galleries, classrooms, studios, period house and collection of fine arts. New Castle is also home to the Warner Brothers first every movie theater. Housed in the original building, downtown New Castle, view the museum or stop by to watch some of the first movies shown by the Warner Brothers. From antiques to art shows and museums to music, it is all here awaiting your discovery and enjoymTent.


The variety of attractions in Lawrence County is sure to satisfy every member of your family. From guided tours of the historic north hill, nature and haunted sites to wine tours to specialty museums, Lawrence County has it all.


Buses travel to many surrounding townships and you can also ride to Pittsburgh and to Grove City Outlets.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  16.4  25.9  35.4  2.3 "
 February  17.4  28.4  39.3  2.1 "
 March  24.6  37.1  49.6  2.9 "
 April  33.5  47.3  61.1  3.3 "
 May  44.7  58.4  72.1  3.5 "
 June  53.9  67.0  80.2  4.3 "
 July  58.6  71.5  84.5  4.2 "
 August  57.0  70.0  82.9  3.6 "
 September  50.3  63.4  76.4  3.7 "
 October  38.4  51.6  64.9  2.6 "
 November  30.8  41.3  51.7  3.2 "
 December  22.7  31.6  40.4  2.8 "

Best Time To Go:

Fall and spring.

Summers are warm and sunny for swimming, boating and picnicking. Fall is very beautiful with the colors on all the trees and the Amish Countryside. Winter is great for ice skating, sled riding and ice fishing. Spring is beautiful with it's budding flowers and trees, and cool weather perfect for exploring.


Lawrence County has many charming B&B's, beautiful campgrounds and accommodating hotels.


Cost Information Is Unavailable

Additional Information

Visitor Information

Back to: Overview, Things To Do, Transportation, Climate, Accommodations, Cost

What's New Privacy Statement Customer Service Sign In Tell a Friend Get Listed Contact Us
Travel Articles Legal Site Map Register About Us Follow WeGoPlaces on Facebook!