R R 1 Box 207, Oil City Pennsylvania 16301
The site of the world's first commercial oil well, Oil Creek State Park tells the story of the early petroleum industry by interpreting oil boom towns, oil wells and early transportation. Many sites can be seen while traveling the 9.5-mile paved bicycle trail through the scenic Oil Creek Gorge, or on an excursion train.
The primary purpose of Oil Creek State Park is to tell the story of the changing landscape. The early petroleum industry's oil boom towns and important oil well sites are in contrast with clean trout streams and forested hillsides seen today throughout the park. The events of the exciting 1860s, the time of the original oil boom, receive special emphasis.
Other Pennsylvania State Parks nearby:
(Clarendon) Chapman State Park
(Sigel) Clear Creek State Park
(Sandy Lake) M.K. Goddard State Park
(Portersville) Moraine State Park
(Oil City) Oil Creek State Park
(Jamestown) Pymatuning State Park
08/17 Coming to The Oil City area
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Greater Youngstown Italian Fest Youngstown OH August2-4 The fest is a family-oriented event that offers a taste of the Italian heritage through performances by international recording artists, delicious food offered by the area’s finest vendors and restaurants, Italian games and more.