Wildlife Drive / Birth of the Oil Industry Tour Circuit through Meadville, Titusville, and Corry

Meadville, Pennsylvania

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This 103-mile boot-shaped tour passes through four mostly rural northwest Pennsylvania counties to visit some prized wildlife lands and recall the oil boom of the 1860s. Meadville, the toe of the boot, marks the tour’s start. On this drive, you will explore a rural and wooded countryside. Much of the area is comprised of donation lands awarded to soldiers of the Revolutionary War. Erie National Wildlife Refuge, Drake Well Museum, and Oil Creek State Park are highlights along the way. The drive skirts within an easy distance of both parcels of Erie National Wildlife Refuge. Together, the Sugar Lake and Seneca divisions make up nearly 8,800 acres of critical birdlife habitat. Special attractions: Erie National Wildlife Refuge; Oil Creek State Park; Drake Well Museum; historic Meadville and the Baldwin-Reynolds House; state game lands; Amish communities; farm stands; a train excursion; walking tours, hiking, cycling, canoeing, fishing, birding. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.

Wildlife Drive / Birth of the Oil Industry Tour: Circuit through Meadville, Titusville, and Corry Professional Review and Guide

"This 103-mile boot-shaped tour passes through four mostly rural northwest Pennsylvania counties to visit some prized wildlife lands and recall the oil boom of the 1860s. Meadville, the toe of the boot, marks the tour’s start. On this drive, you will explore a rural and wooded countryside. Much of the area is comprised of donation lands awarded to soldiers of the Revolutionary War. Erie National Wildlife Refuge, Drake Well Museum, and Oil Creek State Park are highlights along the way.

The drive skirts within an easy distance of both parcels of Erie National Wildlife Refuge. Together, the Sugar Lake and Seneca divisions make up nearly 8,800 acres of critical birdlife habitat. Special attractions: Erie National Wildlife Refuge; Oil Creek State Park; Drake Well Museum; historic Meadville and the Baldwin-Reynolds House; state game lands; Amish communities; farm stands; a train excursion; walking tours, hiking, cycling, canoeing, fishing, birding. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."

Activity Type: Scenic Drives
Nearby City: Meadville
Distance: 103
Season: Year-round, when free from snow
Local Contacts: Conneaut Lake Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Wildlife Drive / Birth of the Oil Industry Tour: Circuit through Meadville, Titusville, and Corry

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