Clarion County

Discover Clarion County

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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Whether you're looking for riverfront property or seclusion in the forest, Stone Crest has you covered. Stone Crest, "Not your average cabin in the woods."

Recently remodeled with a new look and the same great Italian cuisine. Wednesday wing night, fish Fridays, and Saturday prime rib. Dine in or pick up.

Authentic, adorable log cabin located in the heart of Cook Forest, outfitted with all of the comforts of home. Open year-round.

Full-service restaurant and bar. Everything from steaks and seafood to burgers and wings. Open Monday- Saturday, mid-May through September. Fridays and Saturdays, October through mid-May.

Tucked in . . . beyond the crest of the hill, overlooking a pond, at the edge of Cook Forest State Park is this thoughtfully restored 1860s farmhouse.

Secluded two-bedroom cabin sleeps up to eight guests. Full kitchen, living room with fireplace, sun porch, bath with shower, screened porch, fireplace, and fire pit.

Large swimming pool for all ages- handicap accessible, food available, volleyball court, play area for kids, with five pavilions and picnic areas for parties.

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Seven cabins on 11 acres bordering the northern edge of Cook Forest. Well-furnished including kitchenware, bed linens, fire ring, and charcoal grill.

10-room, five-bedroom B&B on 60 acres with wraparound porch, A/C, private baths, separate cottage, park/pavilion. Exclusive storybook garden for weddings, private parties.



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2019fri23aug(aug 23)4:00 pmsun25(aug 25)12:00 pmMurder Mystery Weekend4:00 pm - 12:00 pm (25) EDT Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Featured,Other Events

2019sat24aug(aug 24)9:00 amsun25(aug 25)2:00 pmWilderness Survival: Primitive Fire Building & Meal Preparation9:00 am - 2:00 pm (25) EDT Cook Forest State ParkCounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure

2019sun25aug4:00 pm9:00 pmDinner at the Winery4:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Porchvue Winery, 1781 Pumptown Road, Fairmount City, PA 16224Counties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine

2019tue27aug5:00 pm8:00 pmPatio Music with Gary Bickerstaff5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Trails End Restaurant, 2738 Forest Road, Cooksburg, PACounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Music

2019tue27aug6:00 pm9:00 pmCoston Cross Performs Live6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Allegheny Grille, 40 Main St, Foxburg, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2019tue27aug7:30 pm10:30 pmClarion River Brewing Co Trivia7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EDT Clarion River Brewing Company, 600-604 Main Street, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019thu29aug(aug 29)11:00 ammon02sep(sep 2)2:00 pm4th Annual KAC Trail Ride11:00 am - (september 2) 2:00 pm EDT Cook Forest Scenic Trailride, Dude Ranch, & Campground, 1661 Scott Drive, Clarion, PACounties:Clarion,Cook Forest

2019thu29aug(aug 29)8:00 pmsat31(aug 31)10:00 pmNext to Normal8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (31) EDT Sawmill Center for the Arts, 140 Theatre Lane, Cooksburg, PACounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Theater & Arts

2019fri30aug4:00 pm8:00 pmCooksburg Cafe Summer Car Cruise4:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Cooksburg Cafe, 115 Riverside Dr, Cooksburg, PACounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Other Events

2019fri30augsun01sepBed & Brew Weekend4:00 pm - (september 1) 12:00 pm EDT Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Food & Wine

2019fri30aug8:00 pm9:00 pm‘Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest’8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Cook Forest State ParkCounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Nature & Wildlife,State Parks: Events & Programs

2019sat31aug10:00 am12:00 pm‘Old Growth Forests Series: Tom’s Run Old Growth Area’10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT Cook Forest State ParkCounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Nature & Wildlife,State Parks: Events & Programs

2019sat31aug1:00 pm2:30 pmTree Identification1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT Cook Forest State ParkCounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Nature & Wildlife,State Parks: Events & Programs

2019sat31aug6:30 pm9:30 pmLIVE MUSIC - Wheels & Heels6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Music

2019sat31aug7:00 pm10:00 pmOpen Mic Night with Sam Sears7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT Clarion River Brewing Company, 600-604 Main Street, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Music



2019fri13sep(sep 13)11:00 amsun15(sep 15)5:00 pmFeaturedBavarian Fall Fest11:00 am - 5:00 pm (15) EST St. Mary's Chamber, 53 S. St. Marys St, St. Mary's, PACounties:ElkCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019fri20sep(sep 20)9:00 amsun22(sep 22)4:00 pmFeaturedPeanut Butter Festival9:00 am - 4:00 pm (22) EST New BethlehemCounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019fri27sep(sep 27)7:00 amsun29(sep 29)4:00 pmFeaturedMarienville Oktoberfest7:00 am - 4:00 pm (29) EST Marienville Town Square, Route 66 Cherry StreetCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019sat28sep(sep 28)12:00 amsun06oct(oct 6)11:59 pmFeaturedAutumn Leaf Festival12:00 am - (october 6) 11:59 pm EST Clarion, Main St, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Crafts & Markets,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine,Theater & Arts

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