The town of Meadville is in proximity to many of the state parks for the outdoors people, and the closeness to Lake Erie offers summer fun on the beach. Allegheny National Forest is due east of the city and offers ATV trails, hiking, and fishing. Oil Creek State Park, Two Mile Run County Park, and Maurice K. Goddard State Park are all within driving distance. Picnicking, camping, canoeing, and other entertainment options are always close when you live in the Meadville area. The beach is great for more summer fun from swimming to sunbathing for the whole family.
A Town with a Past
Meadville has quite the history behind it. Once home to a burgeoning logging, agriculture, and iron production city. In time, the change for heavy industry to light industry occurred. The Meadville Downtown Historic District is home to a variety business buildings constructed between 1800 to 1940. Further keeping the memory of the past are the Independent Congregational Church, designed by Gen. George Washington Cullum, and home Ruter Hall, a historic building at Allegheny College. Still more lies behind these quiet streets, and the history comes alive to the residents of the town through the years.