"Volant, Pennsylvania-Old Gristmill & Amish Country" Volant by VeronicaG
Volant Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 12 photos
While living in Pennsylvania I found my way to the small town of Volant many times.
The town welcomes hundreds of tourists each year to its quaint shops and country charm. My favorite means of reaching this former gristmill village is to take I-79 North to Zelienople, then continue up Rt.19.
This highway threads up hills and down through fertile farmland and woodsey areas. Fall is an extremely scenic time of year to make this short trek beyond Pittsburgh and into the verdant hills of Pennsylvania.
Volant has become a 'country, antique and specialty shop' destination. When you add the Amish culture to the mix, it is downright intriguing! Horse-drawn buggies ply the roadways, small stalls offering homemade breads, pastries or preserves, handcrafted furniture and barn raisings are common sights in this part of the country.
The town, located between Pittsburgh and Erie, was founded in 1893. After the gristmill closed in the 1970's, Volant began to fade. It experienced a revival in the 1980's when several businessmen brought their talents together to restore this western Pennsylvania town.
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