Whether it’s a casual hike by the scenic gristmill in McConnells Mill State Park or the excitement of a fireworks show that draws international competitors, the neighborhoods surrounding the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport offer an array of fun activities for people who love to be outdoors. Saxonburg, just 8.5 miles southeast of the airport, boasts the largest Fireman’s Parade east of the Mississippi every summer. And practically in walking distance of the runway, the Audubon Society maintains the picturesque Succop Nature Park.
Not only is Butler County proud birthplace to the Bantam Jeep, but the annual fest to celebrate that heritage, the Bantam Jeep Festival, has set the Guiness World Record for the Largest Jeep Parade.
Activities, including off-road trails, playground with obstacles and a Jeep History exhibit, are the second week of June at Coopers Lake Campground, 20 miles from the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport.
Check out what’s happening nearby. Here are more links to points of interest and event calendars:
- Audubon Society/Succop Nature Park, located minutes from Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport
- Butler County Chamber of Commerce
- Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau
- Butler County Parks and Recreation
- Butler County Symphony Association
- Butler County Community College
- Butler Little Theate
- Butler Walldogs, a tour of murals in Butler City
- Butler County Historical Society
- Meridon Museum of Art
- Moraine State Park
- McConnells Mill State Park
- Penn’s Colony
- Pullman Park, home of the Butler Blue Sox