New Kensington is a quaint and quiet town in Westmoreland County, PA. It’s located just 18 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, along the Allegheny River. Our little town is a great pitstop for many visitors trying to escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city, but also close enough to the city for those seeking a little thrill and adventure.
If you happen to be passing through with your friends and family, we’ve compiled a list of some fun activities and pitstops for the whole family to enjoy:
Crooked Creek Horse Park
Crooked Creek Horse Park is the perfect location for the equestrian enthusiast. The beautiful 97.5-acre park is a multi-use facility that includes horseback riding, horse shows, trail and endurance riding, full-scale rodeos and so much more. The park also offers camping facilities with many restaurants in the surrounding areas. If you’re passionate about horses then this is the perfect place to visit when passing through New Kensington.
Deer Lakes Park
Deer Lakes Park is the perfect facility for all-round family fun. The state park, encompassing 1,180 acres, features three fishing lakes, an observatory, a spray park, disc golf, playgrounds, a multipurpose field and walking, hiking and jogging trails. Families are also welcome to picnic at the park as there are great shaded areas as well as shelters situated around the park.
Wooden Door Winery
For those without kids or for those whose kids are at home with the grandparents, Wooden Door Winery is a fantastic winery situated in the magnificent landscape of Burrel Pennsylvania Valley. The estate offers handcrafted wines made from the finest Pennsylvania-grown grapes. The luxury estate and tranquil ambience makes Wooden Door Winery a fantastic location for anyone looking for a bit of an escape.
Oakmont Country Club
The Oakmont Country Club is an exquisite golf course that has hosted more combined USGA and PGA championships than any other course in the US. It is considered to be one of the most difficult courses to complete and ranks #5 in Golf Digest’s America’s Top 100 Golf Courses. If you’re serious about the sport, then it goes without question that you should definitely test your skills out at the Oakmont Country Club.