Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. There are so many events happening this Memorial Day weekend in the PA Great Outdoors region that we thought we would help you plan your holiday with a list of 30 things to do.

  1. Experience the Cook Forest Living History Weekend
  2. Enjoy the car show at the Fryburg/Marble Mayfest
  3. See Barefoot in the Park Theater Comedy at the Sawmill Center in Cook Forest
  4. Wet your whistle at the Hogtoberfest Craft Beer Festival in Punxsutawney
  5. Spend a day kayaking on the Wild and Scenic Clarion or Allegheny Rivers
  6. Try horseback riding and elk viewing on the Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail
  7. Kick up a little dust ATV riding in Allegheny National Forest
  8. Wonder at the giant ancient pines and hemlocks in the Forest Cathedral at Cook Forest.
  9. Have a family picnic in one of our many state parks
  10. Snap a photo of the fantastic view at Brady’s Bend
  11. Go bass fishing at Kahle Lake in Knox or Kyle Lake in Fallscreek
  12. Learn how baseball bats are made with a free factory tour at BWP Bats
  13. Take a selfie with the giant cow in Sligo
  14. Find unique handmade products at the Tionesta Market Village
  15. Climb the Fire Tower at Cook Forest
  16. Hike the Redbank Valley Trail (PA’s 2014 Trail of the Year)
  17. Sample one of our many local wineries on the Uncork the PA Great Outdoors Wine Trail Guide
  18. Explore the scenic motorcycle routes found on the PA Great Outdoors Bikers Ride Guide
  19. Reel in the big one at the Bennett’s Valley Family Day kids trout derby
  20. Take a step back in time with a family movie night at Moonlite Drive-In
  21. Spot eagles soaring at Sinnemahoning State Park
  22. Feel the excitement of dirt track racing at Thunder Mountain Speedway
  23. Sip on some moonshine at Blackbird Distillery
  24. Cross the swinging bridge on Clarion/Little Toby Trail
  25. Play a round of golf at one of our beautiful courses
  26. Trek to Umbrella Rocks near Ridgway
  27. Some sunbathing and swimming at Clear Creek State Park
  28. Stop by the Little Museum in Cameron County…one of PA’s Top Seasonal Museums
  29. Take a sip from the Eternal Tap at Straub Brewery
  30. Star gaze while making smores around a campfire

Find more fun things to do in the event calendar online at or call the PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau at (814) 849-5197.

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