While many RV camping travelers hit the attractions in southern Pennsylvania like Hershey's Chocolate World, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and the historical sights near Philadelphia, far fewer see what the northwestern corner of the state has to offer. Along the border of Ohio and not far from the Lake Erie coast, it’s a region with lots of untapped tourism potential.RV Village Camping Resort is one of the best places to stay when motorhome camping in northwestern Pennsylvania. About halfway between Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and also just off Interstate 79, the campground is conveniently located for whatever sorts of attractions you want to visit with your rental RV. Youngstown, Ohio, is also only a 45-minute drive from the park.The resort is also a well developed RV campground with lots of amenities, including full hookups, a swimming pool, a mini-golf course, and a tennis court. There’s also a pavilion where events are frequently hosted during the summer months like art displays, dances, and family fun days. Should you need anything during your stay, the town of Mercer is just a short drive away. There you’ll find plenty of gas stations, restaurants, and grocery stores to meet your RV travel needs. From there, you can plan trips farther away, exploring all that the Erie Coast has to offer.
Find the perfect RV for your campsite
Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.
Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.
How Outdoorsy Works
Find the perfect RV
Choose your location, dates, and send the host a request to book.
Delivery or Pickup
Arrange a pick up time with the host or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.
Let us help
Most hosts have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.
Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.
After your trip, return the RV to the host in the same condition you recieved it.
A spider web of forest lands covers northwestern Pennsylvania, along with an exciting network of rivers, making it an attractive destination for RV campers. When you get a campsite at RV Village Camping Resort, your first stop should be Shenango River Reservoir. Its shoreline is covered with dense forests, and there are several great hiking trails to wander through. If you’re an angler, the reservoir has excellent stocks of catfish, bass, and perch.The Shenango River Reservoir is also one of the best in the area for paddling with canoe and kayak rentals in Shenango. The reservoir is a great place for newbies to get their strokes in, with little to no current, but more experienced paddlers will prefer to explore the area just upriver from the reservoir. It’s filled with logjams, making for a challenging trip, but it’s incredibly scenic and completely undeveloped.There’s also Cuyahoga Valley National Park, one of just three national parks in the Great Lakes region and just over an hour's drive from the RV park. Known for its well-developed hiking and biking trails, it’s one of the best national parks for visitors unsure about venturing into the wilderness. Most of the trails are just a few miles long and are well-marked. One of the longest trails is the 20-mile-long Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath, a remnant of the canal system that once connected Ohio’s river systems. The towpath is quite popular with cyclists, so be sure to rent a set of wheels to explore the path if you don’t already have some.
Mercer is just a few miles away from RV Village Camping Resort and is where you’ll spend most of your time when you rent an RV near there. Mercer isn’t a very big town, but the region is well known in northwestern Pennsylvania for its outlet mall shopping; its stores sell some of the most popular clothing brands, shoes, and home appliances. There’s also a great food court if you get hungry during the shopping adventure. Mercer County is also home to the flagship store of Wendell August Forge, a popular tourist attraction and well-known gift emporium. The store is the last remaining forge in Pennsylvania, a state once known for all things metalworking.Mercer has a nice selection of restaurants too, ranging from classic diners to gastropub fare, with a few highly-rated Mexican and Chinese spots thrown in. Nearby Youngstown is known for its large Italian immigrant community, so be on the lookout for mouth-watering pizzas when in the area. While the nightlife isn’t comparable to some of the nearby metropolitan areas, Mercer has some bars where you can get a good cocktail or a pint of craft beer.If you’re a race fan and enjoy seeing local drivers without all the fanfare of big-name tracks, then you’re going to love Mercer Raceway Park. It’s low-key, BYOB, and you’ll get to see the cars and drivers up-close instead of through a pair of binoculars. Events are sporadic, so check the calendar to see if anything is happening during your visit.For more shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, you can head to the town of Sharon, on the Ohio border. It’s only 20 minutes' drive from the RV park and you'll find a variety of attractions and shops to check out.
What type of RV should I choose?
Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.
You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.
Do the RVs have bathrooms?
Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.
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