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Region 4            Awesome Autumn VIII

                               by Terry  Whitesell

                            October 1 thru 5, 2020


Explore western Pennsylvania from Bear Run Campground (C012602), 184 Badger Hill Road, Portersville, PA  16051; (724) 368-3564;


A private campground boasting "Beautiful Moraine State Park at Your Doorstep," they've been centrally located (less than 1 mile off exit 96 of I-79) since 1975.


Butler County, the birthplace of the Jeep, has over 790 square miles to explore.   


Most of the time will be spent pursuing your own interests, & you may wish to go biking, hiking, boating, shopping, golfing or disc-golfing.  Visit the Mars Applefest or the Concordia Oktoberfest in Cabot.  Travel the Butler County Beer Circuit for a variety of craft beers made locally, or sample wines from 5 wineries.


On Friday, we'll attend a brief lecture at the Jennings Environmental Education Center followed by a farm tour at West Park Alpacas.  Both venues have unique gift shops.


History buffs may want to visit Saxonburg, founded by John A. Roebling, the inventor of "wire rope" used  to make suspension bridges, most notably the Brooklyn Bridge.  Follow George Washington's footsteps on the 1753 Trail.  Attend the Portersville Steam Show Fall Fling.  Take a self-guided driving tour of the Barns of Butler County.


Go to or call (866) 856-8444.  I'll provide lots of info & maps at check-in.


Thursday night we'll meet for a potluck dinner (meat provided).  Friday and Sunday nights we'll eat at different local restaurants (pay on your own).  Saturday night we'll be at the campground for a catered dinner.





1) Roadtrek with 2 people:  $230.00.

Roadtrek with 1 person:  $190.00.

Each additional person:  $40.00


Mail to:  Terry Whitesell, 274 Meridian Road, Butler, PA 16001, along with your completed registration form found at the end of this newsletter.   Let me know of any dietary restrictions.


2) Camping fee - The price of $37.80 per night for 4 nights is included in the fee above.  This reflects the advertised 10% FMCA discount.  These are fairly level, gravel sites with water and electric.  No need to call the campground.


Feel free to contact Terry Whitesell  at (724) 482-4191 or

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