Clarion County

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Award winning Clarion County is the western gateway to the PA Great Outdoors and Pennsylvania Wilds regions, and home of two federally designated National Wild & Scenic Recreation rivers-the Clarion and the Allegheny.  The Allegheny River was named “2017 Pennsylvania River of the Year”.  The Redbank Valley Trail was DCNR’s first “Pennsylvania Trail of the Year”.  Men’s Journal called Cook Forest State Park “America’s Best Old-Growth Forest” and Clarion’s Autumn Leaf Festival was honored as Pennsylvania Wilds’ “2017 Event of the Year”.


Clarion is a lively “University Town” located in the middle of the county along the banks of Piney Reservoir on the Clarion River. It’s easily reached by car via Interstate 80 (exit 62) from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, New York City, Buffalo, and Erie. There are forest-covered mountains in every direction, which makes it a very scenic place in all four seasons.

East Brady

East Brady is a community that celebrates life on the Allegheny with Riverfest, which is a fun filled family event each July. Downtown, visitors will find a new mural called “Playground of the Allegheny”. Pool #9 is the northern most deep-water pool on the river and is popular with power boats and jet skis. Nearby Brady’s Bend Overlook offers a stunning panoramic view of river valley below.


On the banks of Allegheny River, you’ll find the charming resort town of Foxburg. The town has a thriving performing arts center, featuring an art gallery and Lincoln Hall, which is the home of The Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ. Visitors can enjoy restaurants with views of the river, a winery, a tour operator, a chocolatier, an inn, and the Foxburg Country Club, which the oldest golf course in continuous use in America.

New Bethlehem

New Bethlehem is charming town on the banks of Redbank Creek and home to the Redbank Valley Trail, which was the first trail in the state to earn the honor of “Pennsylvania Trail of the Year”. The town is proud host of many popular annual events, including the Clarion County Fair and the Peanut Butter Festival.

Cook Forest

Cook Forest State Park gives visitors the chance to explore ancient stands of giant trees. Men’s Journal called it “America’s Best Old-Growth Forest”. The Clarion River flows through the park and is popular with both paddlers and fishermen. Seneca Point and the nearby fire tower offer spectacular views of river valley below. The area surrounding the park has many vacation rentals, restaurants, shops, and fun attractions to enjoy.  The Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts host many events each season.

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Our post-and-beam facility provides a casual dining experience inside or out, along with fine dining and with breathtaking views of the Allegheny River Valley.

Pool 9 is the most upriver pool. Nine miles of deepwater unlimited horsepower boating. Fish: walleye, musky, catfish, and bass.

Federally designated river offering many opportunities including public access, boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, wildlife watching and wilderness camping.

ARCA provides enriching and stimulating professional music programs and art exhibits at Lincoln Hall, Red Brick Gallery, and Riverstone Farms from March-December.

36 miles located on the former Allegheny Valley Railroad line along the Allegheny River in Clarion and Armstrong Counties.  Trailhead in East Brady.

Art and craftwork from local artisans on display that changes seasonally.

This nine-day international award-winning festival attracts more than 500,000 people to the Clarion area. Find us on Facebook.

Restored Victorian church. Large open plan, kitchen, one bedroom, and study. Rural. Close to Redbank Creek and Rails to Trails. TV/internet. Dog friendly.

Sleeps six, exceptionally clean, A/C, wifi, DirecTV, pet friendly, 20 -percent discount for 65+ seniors, kid-friendly yard, fully equipped kitchen, large bathroom, linens/towels provided.

Popular for photography, bird watching, hiking, fishing, and picnicking with nearly 850 acres of lakes, wetlands, and meadows surrounded by woods. More than 150 species of birds and waterfowl have been identified.
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2019thu21mar(mar 21)7:00 pmsat23(mar 23)9:00 pmSpiderman Into the Spiderverse7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (23) est Movies on Main, East Main StCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019fri22mar(mar 22)7:00 pmsun24(mar 24)2:30 pmA Dog's Way Home7:00 pm - 2:30 pm (24) est Movies on Main, East Main StCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sat23mar(mar 23)12:30 pmsun24(mar 24)9:00 pmRalph Breaks the Internet12:30 pm - 9:00 pm (24) est Movies on Main, East Main StCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sat23mar5:00 pm9:00 pmParents' Night Out5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Clarion University- Gemmell ComplexCounties:ClarionCategory:Other,Sports

2019sat23mar5:00 pm9:00 pmSpring Seasonal Farm to Table Event5:00 pm - 9:00 pm est Zack's, 301 Wood St, New Bethlehem, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine

2019sun24mar2:00 pm4:30 pmBurning River Baroque - The Other Side of the Story2:00 pm - 4:30 pm est Lincoln Hall, 42 S. Palmer StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Music

2019wed27mar10:00 am3:00 pmJob Fair10:00 am - 3:00 pm EST Clarion Mall, Exit 62 of I-80Counties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals

2019thu28mar6:00 pm8:30 pmSilent Auction for Drawings6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 403 Penn St, New BethlehemCounties:ClarionCategory:Other

2019thu28mar(mar 28)7:00 pmsun31(mar 31)2:30 pmGoosebumps 2 - Haunted Halloween7:00 pm - 2:30 pm (31) est Movies on Main, East Main StCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019fri29mar7:00 pm9:00 pmDate Night at Long Shot7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Long Shot Ammo & Arms, 660 Longview Road, Fairmount City, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Other

2019fri29mar(mar 29)7:00 pmsun31(mar 31)9:00 pmHalloween7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (31) est Movies on Main, East Main StCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sat30mar1:00 am1:00 amClarion County Fair Gun Raffle1:00 am - 1:00 am est Clarion County Fairgrounds, 137 Park RoadCounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine

2019sat30mar9:00 am3:00 pmCL Marching Band Spring Vendor & Artisan Fair9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST Clarion- Limestone High School, 4091 C-L School RdCounties:ClarionCategory:Crafts & Markets



2019sat30mar6:00 pm11:00 pmFeaturedIt's 5 O'Clock Somewhere6:00 pm - 11:00 pm est The Royal Inn, 17089 Boot Jack RdCounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Food & Wine,Music


2019sat06aprAll DayFeaturedSinnemahone Paddle(All Day: saturday) EST Sinnemahoning, 15 Club Rd, Gibson Township, PACounties:CameronCategory:Endurance Challenges,Featured,Outdoor Adventure

2019thu25apr(apr 25)10:00 ammon29(apr 29)5:00 pmFeaturedRidgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous10:00 am - 5:00 pm (29) EST Center St., Ridgway, 109 Center StCounties:ElkCategory:Arts,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Outdoor Adventure

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