Cameron County is a wild and wonderful outdoor paradise. Visitors looking to unplug from their busy urban lives are attracted to the area to connect with nature and unwind in the quiet mountains. Ninety-seven percent of the county is covered in pine and mixed hardwood forests. These lush forests and clear cold waterways provide rich habitat for bald eagles, magnificent elk, deer, bear, turkey, other wildlife, and a great variety of fish. This rugged landscape makes Cameron County the geocaching capital of the world with more caches per square mile than people.
Emporium is the county seat and has many beautiful public art murals throughout the town known as “The Cameron County Canvas”. The new West Creek Rails to Trails is now open. This 6-mile stretch from the eastern end of Emporium (near the Caboose) to the intersection of Moore Hill Road is perfecting for walking and cycling. During the winter months the trial provides snowmobilers, riding the nearby stare forest trails, easy access to town for dining, shopping, fuel, and lodging. There is also access for horseback riding on Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail near Sizerville State Park.
The Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park is beautiful place to learn about the animals that inhabit this spectacular mountain region. You can take a guided eagle spotting pontoon boat tour of the Stevenson Dam. The county is also home to the 200,000-acre Elk State Forest, Bucktail and Sizerville state parks and the Quehanna Wild Area.
The scenic 75-mile Bucktail Trail (Rt. 120) travels through the towns of Driftwood and Emporium. The Bucktail Monument, in Driftwood, pays tribute to the local soldiers of the 42nd Infantry, known at the Bucktails, who fought in the Civil War.
Cameron County is also well known to outdoorsmen. Each spring, fishermen converge on the many streams in the area for the much anticipated opening of trout season. Throughout the year the clear cold mountain waters provide some of the best fly fishing for trout in the state. With the arrival of fall, hunters come to the mountains to enjoy camp life and in search of wild turkey, deer, and bear.