It’s that time of year again-- The trees are blooming, birds are chirping, temperatures are rising and summer is here! With warmer weather finally making its way into Washington County, many people have already begun writing their summer bucket lists.
One of the top “to-do’s” on everyone’s summer bucket list is finding a place to enjoy the water. If you want to know more about the hottest places to cool down in Washington County, just keep reading.
Mingo Creek County ParkBack to Top of List
Mingo Creek County Park is a massive 2,600 acre park filled with creeks, covered bridges, trails and so much more located in Finleyville, PA. There are many ways to enjoy the park’s waters such as wading in the water, looking for fish and other aquatic life that inhabit the creeks or just simply enjoying the creek while taking a stroll.
Mingo Creek County Park allows for an all day adventure with picnic tables adjacent to the water, perfect for packing a lunch and enjoying all the park has to offer. If you’re looking for a spot to enjoy the water and relax then Mingo Creek County Park is the perfect spot for you!
Noble J. Dick AquatoriumBack to Top of List
Many people recognize the Noble J. Dick Aquatorium as a popular spot for summer concerts and activities in the Mon Valley, but during the days that no events are scheduled, the public is free to roam around the facility near the river.
Pack a lunch and enjoy it by the water or dangle your feet above the river as you count ducks, the Noble J. Dick Aquatorium is a fun place to kick back and enjoy the scenery. If you're interested in making the Noble J. Dick Aquatorium a stop on your bucket list, you will not be disappointed.
North Strabane Township Park Splash PadBack to Top of List
If you are looking for a super simple way to enjoy some light water fun, the North Strabane Township Park’s Splash Pad is a great place to visit. This nice little splash pad is perfect for children of all ages to enjoy and cool off in after spending a long day in the park.
The best part about this splash pad? Parents do not have to worry about going in it due to its smaller size, unless they want to of course! Instead, parents can sit and relax while watching their children play in the splash pad on one of the park benches or under the pavilion adjacent to the splash pad. Looking to add this location to your summer splash bucket list? You are sure to have a fun time!
Cross Creek County ParkBack to Top of List
If you are looking for a different way to make a splash in Washington County then head over to Cross Creek County Park in Avella, PA. This 285 acre lake offers the public a total water experience with boating launches perfect for boats, kayaks and canoes. The lake is scattered with fishing docks, perfect for trying your hand at fishing.
After spending the day enjoying the water, there is a one mile trail that offers a wonderful view of the lake and nature surrounding it. If you are looking for a place to spend a day on the water and in the sun, then Cross Creek County Park is the place for you!