Autumn

Get outside and enjoy the crisp mountain air, chilly evenings, and kaleidoscope of colors in the Great Outdoors! Scenic drives, mountain vistas, and many leaf peeping opportunities!

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Halloween

A winding path through an eerily quiet cornfield or deep into the woods, not knowing what is watching you… are you too scared?  We dare you to come explore the Great Outdoors this Halloween!  We have stuff for the little goblins, too!  Pumpkin picking, hayrides, costume parties, and more!

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Elk Viewing

Pennsylvania is home to the largest free-roaming elk herd in Northeastern United States. Visit Elk Country to see them in their natural habitat. Seeing an elk for the first time is an experience you’ll never forget!

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Scenic Drives

Leaf peeping is a popular past-time with families, hikers & bikers… everyone! Driving tours with turn-by-turn directions and popular attractions. Come experience the color of the Great Outdoors!

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Autumn Leaf Festival

The 9-day internationally award-winning festival attracts over 500,000 people to the Clarion area each year. Events and entertainment include carnival rides, Touch-A-Truck, Autorama Cruise-In, Tournament of Leaves Parade, antique tractor show, Farmer’s and Crafter’s Day, and so much more!  The 65th annual Autumn Leaf Festival will be held September 29th – October 7th.

Autumn is our favorite time of year here in the Great Outdoors region!  The kaleidoscope of colors creates many “ahh” moments.  Wildlife can be spotted preparing for winter including the magnificent elk!

  • Scenic Drives!  Leaf peeping is a popular pastime with families hikers & bikers, leisure drivers… everyone!  We’ve put together four driving tours with turn-by-turn directions and popular stops along the way.  Come experience the crisp oranges, reds and yellows decorating our forestlands!
  • Pennsylvania Elk!  Pennsylvania is home to the largest free-roaming elk herd in Northeastern United States.  Seeing an elk for the first time is an extraordinary experience and one you will never forget!
  • Leaf Peeping!  Leaf peeping is a popular pastime with families, hikers & bikers, photographers…everyone!  Plan your fall-cation and check out our blog post for some of the best views!
  • Attention shutterbugs!  Grab your cameras and hit the trails.  The crimson, gold and orange-hued leaves parade a delightful show!  Our area boasts many scenic vistas and overlooks including Beartown Rocks and Brady’s Bend.  Post your photos on social media and use #VisitPAGO!
  • Win Cash!  Help us showcase the beauty of the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region by submitting your pictures of panoramic vistas, fall leaves, spectacular sunsets, and Mother Nature’s breathtaking displays in the PAGO Scenic Beauty Photo Contest.  Entries will be accepted September 1-November 30th, 2018.
  • Horsing Around!  Experience the Great Outdoors on horseback.  Outfitters and guides provide enjoyable experiences for all levels of riders.  View elk and other wildlife while horseback riding.  Camping is also available along with an equestrian friendly Bed & Breakfast!
  • Gone Huntin’!  The Great Outdoors region is a game hunter’s paradise.  With dense forests, open meadows, lush state game lands, and a multitude of waterways; the mixed terrain is suitable for a variety of wildlife.
  • Check out this video featuring Autumn in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors!
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Fall & Winter GO Magazine

The GO Magazine is a seasonal publication printed twice a year filled with upcoming events, fun activities and exciting new things to do in the Great Outdoors region.

Events

december

2018fri16nov(nov 16)2:00 pmsat22dec(dec 22)4:00 pmFeatured2018 Holiday Art Show & Exhibit(november 16) 2:00 pm - (december 22) 4:00 pm EST The Red Brick Gallery, 17 Main St, Foxburg, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Arts,Featured,Holiday

2018sat15dec12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedHoliday Open House12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Sinnemahoning State Park, Wildlife Center, Sinnemahoning, PACounties:CameronCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday,State Parks: Events & Programs

2018sat15dec7:00 pm10:00 pmFeaturedBeers & Cheers7:00 pm - 10:00 pm est Straub Brewery, 303 Sorg St, St. Marys, PACounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Food & Wine,Music

2018sun16dec2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedWurlitzer Christmas Celebration2:00 pm - 4:00 pm est Lincoln Hall, 42 S. Palmer StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Music

2018sun23dec7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedPittsburgh Symphony Brass- The Song of Christmas7:00 pm - 9:00 pm est Memorial Church of Our Father, 110-136 Church St, Parker, PA Counties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Music

january

2019sat12jan11:00 am10:00 pmFeatured13th Annual Polar Bear Plunge11:00 am - 10:00 pm est The Medix Hotel 23155 Quehanna Hwy., (Medix Run) WeedvilleCounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Outdoor Adventure

2019sat12jan12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedBridal Expo12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Allegheny Grille, 40 Main St, Foxburg, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Other

2019sat26jan10:00 am7:00 pmFeaturedMarienville Winterfest10:00 am - 7:00 pm EST MACA, 149 Pine St, Marienville, PACounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Outdoor Adventure

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