Many of the links on the left will keep you specifically in Oil City, Franklin and Venango County, part of the Great Lakes Region
of northwestern PA. We add new listings and links on a regular basis.
In August 1859, in northern Venango County, Edwin L. Drake completed the world's first commercial oil well and changed the history of the world. You can visit the location of this historic event, browsing through the museum and the grounds where a replica of Drake's Well stands. Oil's wealth enabled residents of Oil City, Franklin, Emlenton, and other towns to construct beautiful Victorian era homes, churches, commercial buildings and fountains.
Venango County parks offer picnic areas, historic relics, fishing opportunities and hiking trails. For those who prefer to bicycle or roller blade, there are over 60 miles of paved trails. The Oil Heritage Region's attractions include an antique music museum, a transportation museum, bike and canoe rentals, and a ride on a train through Oil Creek Valley. Lodging choices include full service hotels, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds. There are specialty shops and antique shops full of unique gifts, along with quality shopping available in retail establishments.
Experience the PA Wilds
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|Romance... something many people are looking for. Now is the time to get away from everything with the one you love. Now is the time to re-focus and renew your relationship with that special someone. Now is the time to rekindle that romance that brought you together. So get away for a weekend... and we have some ideas for you here.
Pennsylvania has some really nice independently operated hotels and motels. For a different experience try staying at some of them. Find them here!
With the beuatiful weather it's time to be thinking "outdoors"! So we put together something for you called our PA Hiking page. It's basically a sampling of the information you can find in any PA county under our "What to do" category. After tasting the sample start hitting the various regions and counties. One of our favorite things is "rafting" in Fayette County. You'll find Fayette County in southwestern PA. If the names of the counties intimidate you try finding things by towns. This feature will take you to the right county. Try it! You can't get lost and you will be pleasantly surprised.