Photo credit: Denise Guthery
Just down the road from quaint New Wilmington, The Jacqueline House benefits from the best of both small town life and the agrarian bounty of so many local farms. From events at hidden-gem arts centers and colleges to tours of the spaces and places that make up the Amish way of living to the simple joy of receiving free range eggs from a neighbor, a visit to the inn brings with it endless rural charms. Here are just a few highlights:
Simple Life Amish Tours
Simple Life Amish Tour company provides a personal tour guide to take you off the beaten path to the real Amish farms and businesses located in New Wilmington and nearby Volant.
Westminster Celebrity Series
The Westminster College Celebrity Series started as part of an artist-lecture series and has brought many great performers to the Orr Auditorium since its inception in 1967.
Hoyt Center for the Arts
A museum and a learning space, the Hoyt Center for the Arts is committed to expanding and enriching the New Castle community through participation in the arts.
The farm lands around The Jacqueline House lend themselves to growing all sorts of produce, but grapes have taken up a special place in the region with a number of wineries in neighboring towns. Here are some favorites:
Three distinct collections offer something to enjoy for wine lovers of every taste. Find traditional dry table wines, local grape blends, sweet dessert wines with real fruits and more.
A medically-themed winery with charity at its heart, Fractured Grape offers a variety of wines with names like “Immunity”, “Manipulation” and “Relaxation” tied to a specific causes.
Based on Isaac Newton’s story of discovering the theory of gravity when a falling apple hit him on the head, the Knockin Noggin winery offers science themed wines and ciders.
Volant Mill Winery
A father and son success story, this fast growing winery and vineyard has several locations around the area and a new tasting room opening near the Grove City Premium Outlets.
Whether you prefer retail therapy or an adventure in the great outdoors, the neighboring towns and countryside have lots to offer. Here are a few ideas of things to do while out and about:
Grove City Premium Outlets
With 130 stores ranging from Coach to Adidas to Sony, there’s surely something to interest everyone in your shopping party. Pick up a gift for someone back home – or treat yourself.
McConnells Mill State Park encompasses 2,546 acres of the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. The perfect place for everything from picnics to boating to fishing, hiking and more.
Photo credit: Richard Dudley
No matter your mood, from the best of American fare to authentic family Italian, or even just a quick mouthwatering slice at the neighborhood pizza shop, we can point you in the direction of all of the local favorites. Here are but a few of the choices in the area:
The Tavern on the Square is located in a home built in 1849 that went on to serve up homestyle cooking for decades. The Tavern, beautifully restored, has always been a must-see destination.
Why fly to Italy when you can have an authentic, homemade Italian meal in Pennsylvania? 2Tomato takes its name from the warm memory of a children’s nursery rhyme and the grandfather who sang it.
The Crane Room
Restaurant, bar and soon-to-be brewery! The Crane Room Bar & Grille is a favorite stop for locals and visitors. Great atmosphere, great food, and great beer is what you are guaranteed to find here.
Providing speciality coffee drinks, deli sandwiches, bakery favorites and free WiFi 7 days a week, Mugsies is an excellent spot to spend the morning or afternoon hanging out with the locals.
Know of other great things to do, places to eat or culture to explore in and around the area? Let us know!