This year, hundreds of students from the area will climb aboard Explorer, an amazing interactive classroom that also happens to be a boat. In addition to conducting experiments and observing wildlife, the kids will learn about the history of the Mon and how to be better stewards of the river.
Sick of malls and online retailers? This year, head to your local main street or commercial center to support PA businesses and turn the annual gift-buying chore into a lovely day out. If you're in the Mon Valley, Speers is a wonderful option for snacks and shopping.
Over 800 different species of birds live in North America. Nearly half of those species can be seen right here in PA. From hawks to hummingbirds, warblers to waterfowl, you can find spot them on city streets, in suburban backyards, along trails and scenic drives, in state forests and parks, or in the beautiful Mon Valley.
If you own a bike and haven't gone for a ride in a while, the excuses just won't cut it anymore. The region is blessed with hundreds of miles of non-motorized, recreational bike paths, including plenty of flat rail trails.
Hit the water for an exciting trip from Point Marion to Greensboro in Southwestern PA's scenic Mon Valley. There's something for everyone, whether you're looking for a post-kayak hike, historic sites or a cold brew.
Get outdoors and hit the water for some of the best fishing Western Pennsylvania has offer. Not an angler? There are plenty of other ways to enjoy the waterway, including a Fall Costume Canoe Race on October 8.