Now Let’s Talk Golf

by Peggy Mazyck

It’s not too early to schedule your group golf outing to Mercer County. The Mercer County Golf Trail travels from the Grove City Area of Mercer County to the Shenango Valley and bordering Ohio area. The trail is an outstanding choice for overnight golf trips from Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

There is no shortage of golf courses or challenging holes in Mercer County. Here you will find a variety of 4 and 4 ½ star courses within a half hour or less drive of each other. The area has become a mecca for golf groups looking for great courses and great value. The low green fees offer some of the most competitive and affordable pricing you will find anywhere in the United States.

The rolling terrains, perfectly manicured greens, and tree-lined fairways are a beauty to behold and a pleasure to play. Oak Tree was named in the top two public golf facilities in western Pennsylvania by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pine Lakes Golf Club and Resort is a 4 ½ star and PGA approved practice facility offering great stay and play packages. Tam O’Shanter Golf Course, Spring Valley Golf and Lodge, Yankee Run Golf Course, and others too numerous to name make our area a golfer’s paradise.

Excellent golf packages are offered through area accommodations. Groups, couples and individuals can enjoy a relaxing golf experience with all the planning completed for them, including all the amenities that the group desires. Accommodation choices include top-rated hotels and inns, resorts, and unique lodging. Your accommodation will be glad to give you insider tips on the best restaurants and bars for your evening pleasure. Visit to request a Play and Stay quote. We invite you to experience for yourself why we are one of America’s top golf destinations.

Kraynak’s Easter Bunny Lane: A One-of-a-Kind Attraction Delighting Visitors to Mercer County, PA for More Than 50 Years!

Mercer County, PA – Every winter/spring during the Easter season in Mercer County, PA, families flock to a very special place to view an extraordinary attraction. Kraynak’s Easter Bunny Lane in Hermitage, PA, will open this year on February 20 and will be on display through April 17. Open daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kraynak’s is closed Easter Sunday.

Visitors to Kraynak’s are welcomed by a one-of-a-kind attraction known as “Easter Bunny Lane,” a 300-foot long indoor avenue decorated in an Easter theme. Enjoy the first blossoms of spring with lighted trees and animated figures at work and play.

For 2017, displays will include Cottontail Farm, where chickens lay lighted eggs; a Jungle with many animals; and “Cupcakes” with little houses and egg paths. At the end of the lane are religious sections.

Visitors will also enjoy browsing Kraynak’s 12,000 square foot Toyland which has a great selection of games and toys for children of all ages. There is a 30,000 square foot gift shop with decorations for the home, church, or business. Kraynak’s also features a flower boutique shop, greenhouse, model trains and accessories, and a candy department. These departments are open year-round.

Admission to Easter Bunny Lane is free. Bus tours and groups are welcome. Groups wishing to visit are asked to call and make reservations at 724-347-4511. Kraynak’s is located at 2525 East State Street, Hermitage, PA 16148.

About Mercer County, PA

Located in Western Pennsylvania, Mercer County PA is home to Grove City Premium Outlets, boutiques, and unique specialty stores for shoppers. The area is also known for wine and brew tours, WaterFire Sharon PA, outdoor adventure, and outstanding golf. Golf Digest ranked Mercer County, PA as one of its top golf destinations. Visitors can dine on mouthwatering cuisine at an array of fine restaurants and then stay overnight in a well-appointed hotel, a luxurious bed and breakfast, or a cozy country inn. Close to Pittsburgh, Erie, Cleveland, and southern Ontario, Canada, Mercer County PA is easily accessible via I-80 and I-79. Our County offers the perfect escape. For more information, visit