Grove City PA: A Complete Guide to the Top 10 Activities to do in Grove City PA

Introduction: Why should you visit Grove City PA?

Grove City is a city in the region of Pennsylvania, United States. Within the state of Pennsylvania, it is located near the County and City of York. It is known for its traditional downtown and Victorian atmosphere. In the city, you will find a variety of places to buy and sell goods, as well as numerous restaurants, bars and museums. The city is also home to the Grove City College.
Grove City was established in 1855, when the Grove City Land Company sold 120 acres of land to William S. Pennypacker for $1000. The city originally had three main streets, the east-west Market Street and Center Avenue, north-south High Street. In 1868, the company offered to change its name to the Grove City Company from selling lots on Grand Avenue and High Street. Today, Grove City is recognized as a historical conservation district in Pennsylvania, with numerous Victorian homes that were built between 1860 and 1890.

things to do in grove city pa
things to do in grove city pa

1. Stroll Along the Walkway over the River – Trail System

This path is located in downtown Grove City. On this walkway, you will find a bridge that crosses over the Allegheny River. This bridge provides a great view of the river and train tracks. If you want to walk over the bridge, it’s free. If you decide to walk from one side of the bridge to the other, there is a fee of $1.50 for an adult. If you want to take pictures, there is a fee of $3 per person. There are also benches along the bridge. If you get tired, you can always sit on one of the benches provided by the city.
In the center of this walkway is a small fenced area where a stream runs through. Animals make nests in this area. The stream is covered by a metal grate to keep animals away. This area has several trees and bushes growing in it. The walkway also has a stone wall bordering the left side of it.

things to do in grove city pa
things to do in grove city pa

2. Visit Schenley Park – Many Activities and Events to Choose From

If you want, you can go to the park and take pictures of the fountain or take a ride on the carousel. At this park, there are several activities to take part in. There’s a playground with slides and swings. You will also find picnic areas, multiple pavilions and a lake that is stocked with fish. There is a covered shelter house where you can rent an outdoor clubroom. On weekends, there is live music to enjoy as well as food vendors and beer garden. As well, there are countless events to attend. In the summer, they have concerts, fireworks shows and the annual Great American Beer Festival. The park also hosts an annual festival that has music, food and beer vendors and a beer garden. Furthermore, during the year there is an art show for artists to display their work and sell it alongside their pieces of art.
In addition, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh presents a children’s museum. Here they have indoor areas such as a play area and children’s rooms to make it feel like something out of a dream. There is also an exhibit on dinosaurs and birds. They also have many activities to take part in outside of the museum. For instance, there are trips to local farms and mills where you can learn how products were made as well as other fun things that you can do. As well, there are school programs for home schooling and for scouts.

things to do in grove city pa
things to do in grove city pa

3. Thalia Street Market – Local Vendors and Shops on Every Saturday Morning

This market is on Thalia Street in Grove City. This street was specifically designed to be a place where people go to experience local art, crafts and food. The market has tables and booths where vendors set up their goods. The tables are filled with baked goods, jams, jewelry, clothes, artwork and so much more. If each merchant has different hours for their table, the hours will be listed on the Facebook event page. You can find more information about this market by visiting their website. [website name].com.
The first time I visited Thalia Street Market, I was blown away by the size. The tables/booths are set up on both sides of the street. There were over 50+ booths (if not more) and there were hundreds of people walking around. I enjoyed it so much because it felt like a giant block party in my city. Everyone who attended was just happy to be there and see all of the different things for sale (and eventually buy).
During this market, I didn’t buy anything. I just walked around and looked at all of the different things my fellow vendors were selling. I just wanted to see everyone’s products for myself and see what the market is like on a busy Saturday (which it was).

things to do in grove city pa
things to do in grove city pa

4. The Grove Inn – Serving Craft Beers & Comfort Food for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

If you love craft beer, the Grove Inn is a great place to stop. They serve twelve beers on tap, ranging from IPAs to Porters, and they also have a great selection of bottled beers. In addition to beer, they also serve wine and freshly made cocktails. For appetizers, they offer items like Fried Pickles (breaded pickles with chipotle aioli). The appetizer menu also has wings and fries. For the main course, they offer items like Reuben Sliders (corned beef on a sweet kraut swiss roll) and 6 oz. Steak with choice of sides. They also have great specials for lunch, where you can get half priced burgers or one cent wings on Mondays. Wednesdays feature fresh seafood and fish.

things to do in grove city pa
things to do in grove city pa