The Best Things to Do in Mercer County, PA

Tara Inn is in western Pennsylvania one hour north of Pittsburgh, PA, one hour south of Lake Erie, and an hour and a half southeast of Cleveland, OH. Our location in Mercer County makes it easy to explore some of the area’s closest cities if you so desire. Since Pennsylvania does not charge sales tax on some clothing or shoes, many people visit just to go shopping. You’ll find unique boutiques in charming downtown Sharon. We suggest you stop by The Winner women’s boutique and then Donna’s Diner for a bite to eat. Grove City Outlet Mall is just 30 minutes away and features a large selection of brand name stores.

Aside from shopping, our area offers an abundance of great outdoor activities for you to enjoy. From the Tara property itself, you can look out onto the gorgeous Shenango River. If you visit during the warmer months, plan to rent kayaks or a boat from North Star Marina and spend a day on the river. Outdoor enthusiasts will also want to check out the area’s hiking and biking trails, fishing spots, and our two nearby state parks—Maurice K. Goddard State Park and Pymatuning State Park. Avid golfers will be excited to know Mercer County was named as one of the Golf Digest’s Top Golf Destinations.

Nearby Buhl Park combines nearly all these activities, and more, in one beautiful location. Play a round at America's only FREE golf course, rent paddle boats or kayaks to explore Lake Julia, try your hand at tennis, pickleball, disk golf, and enjoy free summertime concerts.

No matter what you'd like to experience when you come to Sharon, PA, you’ll find thrilling activities for everyone in your party. If you need any recommendations, our friendly and attentive staff will be happy to help.

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