Attention all kids and parents: It’s time to put the iPads and cellphones down, shut off the TV and enjoy the outdoors. Whether it is winter, spring, summer or fall there is no reason for kids to be bored with so many outdoor activities to enjoy in Washington County!
Check out these outdoor activities that aren't just limited to the summer months in Washington County!
Chess ParkBack to Top of List
Nothing says “outdoor fun” like Chess Park in the City of Monongahela. This park is full of history, nature and bustling with activity during all seasons of the year.
While walking around the park, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the city, trees, and historic memorials that can be found throughout the park. Marvel at the enormous gazebo at the center of the park, the large bell that was cast in 1865 or the canon from the Civil War that stands along with a memorial to the fallen soldiers of the war.
Whether you are visiting to enjoy a stroll in the park or enjoy a festival, concert or memorable event in the gazebo, Chess Park is a great place to enjoy outdoor fun!
Cecil Township ParkBack to Top of List
Another awesome park that offers an abundance of outdoor activities the whole family can enjoy is Cecil Township Park. This park offers so many fun outdoor options for families to enjoy all day long.
Cecil Township Park offers tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, a deck hockey rink, a playground, numerous pavilions, access to the Montour Trail and a creek to relax by or wade up to the knees in.
If you are in search of a place that offers hours of outdoor fun, Cecil Township Park is a must try!
Canonsburg LakeBack to Top of List
Looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors and make a splash? Look no further than Canonsburg Lake. Canonsburg Lake is a 76 acre lake surrounded by trails, fishing spots and boating docks for hours of fun.
Boats permitted on Canonsburg Lake are limited to canoes, inflatable boats, kayaks and small light-weight fishing boats. Take a walk down the trails to catch a glimpse of the Canonsburg dam or just to take a look at the beautiful scenery.
If you are planning your next outdoor adventure, Canonsburg Lake is a must go to!
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic VillageBack to Top of List
Searching for a place to educate your young history lovers? Take a trip back in time at Meadow Croft Rockshelter and Historic Village.
The history here is 19,000 years in the making! Meadowcroft is the oldest site of human habitation in North America, and provides a unique glimpse into the lives of prehistoric hunters and gatherers. Take a tour of the Rockshelter and or one of their three recreated historic villages to learn what life was like for prehistoric Americans in the region. Then, you can try your hand at historic activities like atatl and hatchet throwing.
Bring a picnic lunch, relax, and enjoy Meadowcroft’s beautiful rural setting.
Dutch Fork LakeBack to Top of List
Can’t get enough water filled outdoor fun? Dutch Fork Lake in Claysville is a great spot for all things water and outdoor fun.
Dutch Fork Lake is a fun place for the whole family (and family dog) to enjoy! Try your hand at fishing, walk the trails surrounding the lake, bring your non-powered fishing boats or bring your dog to take a dip in the lake. No matter how you are spending your time at Dutch Fork Lake, you are sure to enjoy the great outdoors.
Check out Dutch Fork Lake when planning your next outdoor adventure!