A Weekend in Greensboro

On a tranquil stretch of the Mon River you’ll find historic homes and a lot of artistic creativity. Greensboro offers visitors a unique and charming experience on the river.

Lodging is available at The Captain’s Watch Inn1 at 106 Water Street. This lovely B&B sits high on the riverbank, and has an authentic English/Irish pub, as well as calming views of the river. Offering a quiet and romantic atmosphere, and working fireplaces in each room, the Inn remains family-friendly. If traveling with children, request the loft room! The Inn also provides an excellent, homemade breakfast to start your day.

After breakfast, make sure to swing by the Grocery Bag2, located at 306 Stoney Hill Road, to stock up on take-out sandwiches, snacks, drinks and live bait before heading to the river.

Conveniently located across from the Grocery Bag is the PA Fish and Boat Commission launch, a popular fishing spot. If paddling the river, you can launch from here, the volunteer fire department on Front Street, or at the bottom of County Street. (Reminder: A boat registration or use permit is needed.) Don’t have a canoe or kayak? Just ask Bill, your friendly inn keeper to borrow his.

Paddle downriver towards the Grey’s Landing Lock & Dam. The large structures – called tipples – visible along the river’s edge are remnants of the coal heritage of the Mon River Valley. In less than two and a half miles, you will reach the Lock & Dam, a good place to turn around. When heading back upriver toward Greensboro, stay to the right-hand side of the river bank. Exit the river at the corner of Front and Stone streets, by the volunteer fire department. Rest and enjoy a shaded lunch under the nearby gazebo.

For more river action, re-launch and venture upstream. After three miles of paddling, the mouth of Dunkard Creek will appear on your right. Meandering thirty-six deep and easily maneuverable miles from west to east, Dunkard Creek crosses the Mason-Dixon Line several times. Fisherman know Dunkard Creek as a haven for smallmouth bass and muskellunge.

Return to a candlelit inner on the porch of the Captain’s Watch. After your active day, quiet conversation on the porch or a movie in bed is in order. All rooms include a DVD player and the Grocery Bag offers plenty of movie rentals.

In the morning, take a leisurely walk around Greensboro’s historic district. Before leaving, get one last view of the Mon from the Greensboro Bike Trail. This paved bike trail stretches one and a quarter miles along the river, ending in Mon View Park3. The Captain’s Watch also has bicycles to borrow, if needed. Any way you decide to spend your stay in Greensboro, it is sure to be nothing short of a delight!

Locations Mentioned

1. Captain’s Watch Inn
105 County St,
Greensboro, PA 15338

(724) 943-3131

2. Grocery Bag
306 Stoney Hill Rd,
Greensboro, PA 15338


4. Mon View Park
377 Stoney Hill Road,
Greensboro, PA 15338