Discover Cameron County
Cameron County is a wild and wonderful outdoor paradise. Visitors looking to unplug from their busy lives are attracted to the area to connect with nature and unwind in the quiet mountains. The majority of the county is covered in lush forests and clear waterways provide rich habitat for bald eagles, magnificent elk, deer, bear, turkey, other wildlife, and a great variety of fish. Each spring, fishermen converge on the many streams in the area for the much anticipated opening of trout season and throughout the year the cold mountain waters provide some of the best fly-fishing in the state. With the arrival of autumn, hunters come to mountains the in search of plentiful wild game and to enjoy peaceful camp life.
Emporium is the county seat and has many beautiful public art murals throughout the town. The new West Creek Trail connects Emporium with St. Marys. During the winter months the trail provides snowmobilers, riding the nearby state forest trails, easy access to downtown. There is also access for horseback riding on Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail near Sizerville State Park. A sure sign of spring is the annual Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic in early April, which is one of the largest downriver paddling events in the state. Emporium also hosts a popular Big Foot Hunt during Weekend in the Wilds each July and rings in the holidays with Christmas in the Wilds.
Sinnemahoning & Driftwood
The Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park is a beautiful place to learn about the wild animals that inhabit this spectacular mountainous region. You can take a guided eagle spotting pontoon boat tour of the Stevenson Dam. 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. The Little Museum in Driftwood was named one of “Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Seasonal Museums”.
45 clean and comfortable air-conditioned rooms including five efficiencies, featuring wifi, phone, cable TV, and restaurant. Groups welcome. ATM is available in the motel lobby 24 hours/day.
Friendly service and country charm await you here. Locally renowned for unsurpassed breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Our 70 seat dining room open 7 days a week from 6:00 a.m until 8:00 p.m.
American and Italian cuisine, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Friday night fish fry and seafood specials, our famous Sunday breakfast buffet, delicious desserts, and more.
Providing assistance to businesses and promoting relocation of businesses. Home of the Cameron County Artisan Center displaying and selling products of more than 65 artisans from across the United States.
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2018sat28apr12:00 pm4:00 pmHerp Hoedown at Sinnemahoning12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST Sinnemahoning State Park, Wildlife CenterCounties:CameronCategory:Children’s Events,Nature & Wildlife,State Parks: Events & Programs
Herp Hoedown at Sinnemahoning State Park features an afternoon full of fun educational programs about reptiles and amphibians. Join park staff and local herpetology enthusiasts in the Wildlife Center classroom
Herp Hoedown at Sinnemahoning State Park features an afternoon full of fun educational programs about reptiles and amphibians. Join park staff and local herpetology enthusiasts in the Wildlife Center classroom on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM for a chance to learn more about these unique and often misunderstood animals.
Kicking off the event at 12:00 PM is Todd Deluccia, of the Cameron County Conservation District with a program on hellbenders. Large, rare amphibians, hellbenders live in some shallow, fast-flowing, rocky Pennsylvania streams and rivers. Learn more about these strange but fascinating creatures and the conservation efforts that are being taken on their behalf. Then take a hike to a wetland to explore herp habitats. Three different wetland hikes will be conducted at 1:15, 1:30, and 2:00 PM, with varying degrees of difficulty to accommodate different ages and abilities. Duane Stafford, the North-central coordinator for the Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey will lead a herp search at the 40 Maples Day Use Area and park educators will lead educational walks in the wetlands near the Wildlife Center. Boots or waterproof shoes are recommended for the hikes. All animals collected will be identified and safely released. The event wraps up with a Turtle Talk by Maryann Bierly in the classroom of the Wildlife Center. Meet live turtles and learn more about this fascinating group of reptiles.Live turtles, salamanders, and frogs will be on display in the classroom and children’s crafts and games will be available throughout the event. This family friendly program is FREE and registration is not required. All programs will meet in the Wildlife Center Classroom. For more information on park programs and events, please contact Sinnemahoning State Park at (814) 647-8401 or [email protected]
Date & Time
saturday, april 28th 12:00pm - saturday, april 28th 4:00pm EST
Coming from the Philadelphia area Dr. Kahan is a well-known and respected authority on the history; of American corrections, American diplomacy; cultural history, education and history of Pennsylvania will present
Coming from the Philadelphia area Dr. Kahan is a well-known and respected authority on the history; of American corrections, American diplomacy; cultural history, education and history of Pennsylvania will present a history of the politics of Reconstruction in a changing America. In The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant: Preserving the Civil War’s Legacy, historian Paul Kahan focuses on the unique political, economic, and cultural forces unleashed by the Civil War and how Grant addressed these issues during his tumultuous two terms as chief executive. A timely reassessment, The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant sheds new light on the business of politics in the decade after the Civil War and portrays an energetic and even progressive executive whose legacy has been overshadowed by both his wartime service and his administration’s many scandals. During Grants first term as U.S. President would come to our area just to go fishing. Grants train pulling into the siding, with Mix and Dents Runs as his destination for fishing. It is said that that both runs were teeming with brook trout, even though they didn’t stock trout nor a limit in those days. Sounds like heaven. In “The Story of the Sinnamahone” George W. Huntley said that they succeeded in catching several hundred of the “Speckled Beauties.” Plus Grant enjoyed meeting with the local people and would spend all his non fishing hours sitting on the platform of his train car smoking cigars and just greeting the people, many of who were veterans of the war.
Date & Time
saturday, april 28th 2:00pm - saturday, april 28th 4:00pm EST
201826apr(apr 26)10:00 am28(apr 28)5:00 pmFeaturedRidgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous10:00 am - 5:00 pm (28) EST Center St., Ridgway, 109 Center StCounties:ElkCategory:Arts,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Outdoor Adventure