Looking for a fun getaway (but slightly apprehensive about traveling far)?  Why not explore the fun things nearby that you’ve always wanted to do, but never seemed to get around to doing!  The Indiana County Tourist Bureau and our Members invite you to have fun and explore what you have right here in our County!  Below are a few highlights to help you plan your adventure.  No reason to continue saying……

I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO THAT!

Now is the time!  Add to your staycation with an overnight stay at one of our local hotels or B&B’s.  How long has it been since you went camping and enjoyed the great outdoors?  You can feel confident in knowing that all business are following the strict CDC guidelines for welcoming you back.   Think about it – Isn’t it time to do what you’ve been wanting to do?  Contact us for more information at 724-463-7505 or email us at info@visitindianacountypa.org.









I’ve always wanted to do that…Take the Self-Guided Covered Bridge Driving Tour!
Indiana County is home to four covered bridges constructed in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. The four bridges are: Kintersburg, Thomas, Harmon & Trusal.  The Thomas Covered Bridge is the only covered bridge in Indiana County that remains open to traffic. All four covered bridges are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Hop in the car and visit each one today!  Learn More.









I’ve always wanted to do that…Tour the Jimmy Stewart Museum!
This must-see attraction underwent extensive renovations in early 2020 and reopened with new and updated exhibits, expanded galleries showcasing Jimmy’s career in the military and in Hollywood, plus added technology and hands-on experiences.  Have you stopped by to see the updates?  Now’s your chance! 
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I’ve always wanted to do that…Spend the day enjoying local parks!
Did you know – Indiana County Parks & Trails oversees 2,700-acres of parks, including natural areas, historic sites (including 4 covered bridges) as well as a regional trail system.  Find details below of the many park amenities and offerings, just waiting to be explored today!  Spread throughout all of Indiana County, there’s something special in the outdoors near you!  Go enjoy the outdoors today! 
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I’ve always wanted to do that…Explore & shop in the Amish Countryside of Smicksburg!
Over 325 Old Order Amish families live in Smicksburg and the surrounding region.   Plan a trip to the area to browse the many unique and antique specialty shops, several pottery studios, and you can even check for events held throughout the year.  There are a variety of Amish and English-owned shops.  Please note that Amish-owned businesses are not open on Sundays and have varied hours throughout the week.   Today is the perfect day to enjoy shopping!
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I’ve always wanted to do that…Visit the state park — right in my own backyard!
Find outdoor activities all year in this 2,981-acre state park!  Don’t forget your mountain bike for the 21 miles of single-track mountain biking trails.  Plan a picnic and beach outing on the 800-foot beach open late-May through mid-September.  This state park has it all:  camping (cabins & yurts), boating, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, ice skating, sledding, swimming, orienteering, snowmobiling and wildlife watching!   
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I’ve always wanted to do that…Stroll the streets of historic downtown Indiana.
Check out the trendy shops, view local artwork and enjoy one of the find eateries along the way.  Learn More.









I’ve always wanted to do that…Take the family for a “Staycation”!
Enjoy a getaway! Whether you’d rather choose a hotel that has a swimming pool or a super quaint bed & breakfast, now is the perfect time to getaway, order-in food and let someone else worry about the laundry (who doesn’t love fresh linens provided at your fingertips?).  Spend the night at a local hotel or bed & breakfast.  Learn more.









I‘ve always wanted to do that…Hit the waters!
Enjoy the beautiful summer weather and the great outdoors with an adventure on the water!  Don’t have a kayak or canoe?  No problem!  Take advantage of rentals available from these 3 area businesses.  The
River’s Edge Canoe & Kayak offers rentals for those interested in kayaking, canoeing and tubing.  Yellow Creek Rental and Supply, LLC (located inside of Yellow Creek State Park) offers pontoon boat, kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle board and peddle boat rentals!    Saltsburg Kayak & Canoe Outfitters, located inside the historic mill building directly across the road from the river, rents both boats (kayaks and canoes) and bikes. Additionally, they also provide transport for boat owners.  Plan your next water adventure today!