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Old 07-07-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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Default Quaint small towns to visit around the Burgh?

Planning a move soon and seek info on quaint towns to visit within a two hours drive from Pittsburgh...thanks.

Any festivals coming up? Art colonies? Hippie haunts?
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:07 PM
 
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One of the areas best kept secrets is Foxburg. It's almost and hour and a half drive from Pittsburgh but it's alot of fun. They have a restaurant that overlooks the river and also a winery (they have a very small brewpub too that has one unique type of beer on tap). There's also a chocolate shop, a hotel, a pizza shop, Segway tours, and the country's oldest golf course:

Foxburg, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Greensburg, PA
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I'd check out Ligonier, it's about an hour and a half southeast of the city on Route 30. It's a mountain town so you'll get that kind of vibe. The city is very picturesque and features many small shops and restaurants that you might find interesting.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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Take a ride south to Farmington, PA. There's a day full of activities:

Fort Necessity
Fallingwater
Nemacolin Woodlands
Wine tasing along Rt. 40
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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New Wilmington, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, is a quaint little college town with an Amish community. Volant, about 6 miles east of New Wilmington, is a shopping destination with little independent shops, and there is a big outlet mall at Grove City. All of these towns are along Route 208.
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:54 PM
 
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Thanks you all!
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:54 PM
 
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+1 - Foxburg, PA is stunning!!

+1 - for Volant and New Wilmington too!!
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:20 AM
 
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Volant is cute, and is fairly close to the Grove City mall in case you need an excuse to go.
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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smicksburg is a really cute little town with lots of artsy stuff going on. it's also near punxatawney, which has the groundhog obviously, and is a fairly cute town in its own right.

if you want to make a weekend of it i highly recommend this b&b, especially if you have any interest in fiber arts (spinning or knitting), or touring a working sheep farm:

Shepherd's Rest Inn

it's really inexpensive and REALLY nice. you have the house to yourself and it's self catering - they just leave you breakfast food in the kitchen. the owners are very friendly and very willing to give you suggestions about what to do in the area.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:38 AM
 
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If you're into architecture at all, Vandergrift is a must see. Frederick Law Olmsted who designed New York's Central Park also laid out the town of Vandergrift...right here in Greater Pittsburgh!
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