Summer in Butler County, PA

Hello summer sunshine! Soak up some rays, cool off in the water, and enjoy fun with family and friends in Butler County, PA. Enjoy endless activities, campgrounds, one-of-a-kind festivals and more. Have fun with all things Butler County this summer season.

Butler County, PA welcomes the local community and visitors to discover more of western PA this summer. Only 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh, Butler County, PA is the perfect weekend getaway for couples and families, as well as a wonderful place to discover new spots with family and friends. Camp, explore nature at gorgeous parks, and try adventurous outdoor activities like kayaking and stand-up paddle board. Explore charming small towns like Zelienople and Saxonburg, support local businesses and restaurants, and enjoy fun kids activities like mini golf, play areas, and a super cool toy store. Indulge in the Butler County Beer Circuit and Sweet Tooth Trail along the way. Find something for everybody in Butler County, PA!

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Butler County Outdoors

Play In Our Parks

Moraine State Park, located in Portersville is a great place to start your outdoor fun! Moraine offers just about every outdoor activity you can think of: biking, boating, disc golf, fishing, geocaching, hiking, picnicking, swimming, windsurfing and more. 

Jennings Environmental Education Center, located in Slippery Rock, is a unique combination of protected prairie and forest.  Jennings is the only protected prairie in the state and also features the endangered Massasauga rattlesnake.  Visitors can enjoy hikes year round on their 5-mile trail system, but perhaps the most popular time to visit is during July when the Blazing Star is in bloom.

Take A Hike

The North Country National Trail (NCT) runs through Moraine State Park and Jennings Environmental Education Center.  This trail is about 4,600 miles, spans across seven states and is the only national trail to stretch from west to east.

Trails, trails and more trails

Lace up a good pair of shoes and get moving! Relax at one of our many parks or enjoy a variety of trails. You’ll find trails for hiking, walking, biking, and exciting places to see all kinds of wildflowers and birds.

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Summer Nights

Sit back, relax and enjoy some popcorn as you savor summer nights under the stars watching movies on the big screen!  Head to Starlight Drive-In for some classic entertainment, or check out Cranberry Community Park, who offers free movie series and an awesome summer concert series. Check out the movie schedule for Cranberry Community Park here.

Great Taste of Summer

Looking for that fresh summery taste? Over the course of the summer, there will be several opportunities to experience the taste of farm-fresh foods and entertainment. To grill up your own delicious eats, pick up some fresh local goods at nearby farmers' markets.

Also, satisfy your sweet tooth with the Sweet Tooth Trail highlighting bakeries, candy shops, ice cream and donuts across the county. And finally, top it off with a refreshing drink following the Butler County Beer Circuit brewery list. Enjoy the summer tastes with fresh produce, sweet treats, and delicious drinks in Butler County.


There are lots of different ways to enjoy sports in Butler County. Go golfing on nearly a dozen golf courses, all within a half hour’s drive of each other or check out the three championship Disc Golf Courses throughout the county. You can also head over to Lernerville Speedway to watch races. Check out their schedule here. Cool off at Public Skating sessions at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex to complete your sports journey.

Family Fun Activities

Find indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy with family and friends this summer! Add an activity like mini golf, art making, or axe throwing to your weekend plans. Visit our family fun page for more information.



Get the gang together for s’mores and good times at one of our campgrounds. Each of our campgrounds offers a variety of accommodations and amenities for the whole family to enjoy. So sit back, relax and embrace those summer evenings sitting by the fire, roasting marshmallows and chasing fireflies.

Town Happenings

Have a night out on the town and check out these special activities happening around Butler County:

Summer Events

Our weekend forecast calls for many fun events happening in Butler County, PA! Visit our event calendar for more information.


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