Elk County

Discover Elk County

Elk County certainly lives up to its name. The town of Benezette is the heart of Pennsylvania’s wild elk herd, now numbering nearly 1,000 majestic animals. Paddlers and fishermen will love the Wild & Scenic Clarion River.  Hikers can explore the Quehanna Wild Area and a swinging bridge on the Clarion/Little Toby Trail. Straub Brewery has been handcrafting beer in its original location in St. Marys since 1872 making it the third oldest brewery in the country. Ridgway’s “Lily of the Valley” National Historic Register District features stunning mansions and homes, and “Millionaires Row”.

Benezette

Benezette is the ”Elk Capital of Pennsylvania” and is located in the heart of the state’s wild elk herd, now numbering nearly 1,000 majestic animals. The best spot to start an elk viewing adventure is at the Elk Country Visitor Center on Winslow Hill. The Mt. Zion Historical Park near Benezette is a beautiful and quiet place with an honor walkway and Civil War, Veterans, and Boy Scout memorials. The nearby Quehanna Wild Area features a spectacular White Birch grove in the Marion Brooks Natural Area.

Johnsonburg & Wilcox

Johnsonburg is nicknamed “Paper City” for the town’s rich paper production heritage. The Domtar Mill has a working trout hatchery on site and tours can be scheduled. Wilcox is best known for its winery and beautiful views along the Wild & Scenic Clarion River. Here, visitors will find great camping and endless outdoor activities at nearby Bendigo State Park, East Branch Lake, Twin Lakes Recreation Area, and Allegheny National Forest.

Ridgway

The town of Ridgway was founded in the 1800’s and has done a remarkable job of preserving the grandeur of its Victorian past with the “Lily of the Valley” National Historic Register District featuring stunning mansions and homes, including a beautiful courthouse and “Millionaires Row”.  Each spring, hundreds of artisans from around the globe demonstrate their skills at the annual Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous. Tasting in the Wilds is a popular food, wine, beer, and art festival held each July.  Hikers and cyclists can explore Clarion/Little Toby Trail and kayakers enjoy peaceful paddling on the Wild & Scenic Clarion River.

St. Marys

St. Marys is a city with a strong German Catholic heritage. Straub Brewery has been handcrafting brews in its original location since 1872 making it the third oldest in the country. Visitors can take a brewery tour and sip from “The Eternal Tap”. The lively downtown, known as “The Diamond”, and the “Million Dollar Highway” offer travelers the perfect place to spend time browsing the unique shops and restaurants.   Decker’s Chapel is one the smallest churches in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Allegheny National Forest

The Allegheny National Forest boasts over a half-million acres of public land with hundreds of miles of trails designated for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ATV, and horseback riding.  Visitors can also enjoy swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, and camping. Some of the more popular trails in Elk County include Brush Hollow Ski Trail, Laurel Mill Trail, Little Drummer Historical Pathway, and Timberline ATV Trail.

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A vacation rental renovated to it's original 1907 decor and beauty. Enjoy all modern amenities in this craftsman-built home.

Private, modern, hillside vacation rental overlooking historic Ridgway. Cable TV, free wireless internet, linens and towels provided, fully equipped kitchen and laundry, outdoor fire ring.

Restored home built in 1910 with full kitchen, bath, laundry, patio, and grill. Sleeps four. Close to all Elk County attractions and North Country Trail.

Hundreds of miles of trails designated for hiking, biking, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and ATV riding. Outdoor recreation including swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking, and camping.

Along with the rich variety of outdoor adventures, several camping opportunities are available, including 600 campsites, equestrian, RV, backpacking, and campgrounds. Camping reservations (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov

Year-round cabins in Elk Country. One and two bedroom, full amenities, spectacular views, elk viewing. Near Elk Country Visitor Center, bottom of Gray Hill Road.

Art gallery offers classes in chainsaw carving and pottery. Internationally recognized artists and teachers showcase their work at our gallery.

Beautiful new log cabin with a view of the Clarion River, private back deck, surrounded by national forest. Perfect for families and pet friendly.

Beautiful Cape Cod with all the comforts of home in the heart of the elk range. Pool table. Visit us at VRBO.com/881159 or BarrTopRentals.com. 

Public 18-hole championship course. Driving range, pro shop, putting green, restaurant & lounge. Tee time reservations required.

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2018fri05oct(oct 5)7:00 amsat27(oct 27)10:00 pmEscape Room (Rejection is Torture)7:00 am - 10:00 pm (27) est Elk County Council on the Arts, 237 Main StCounties:ElkCategory:Holiday

2018fri19oct9:00 pmfri11:59 pmQwister at Gunner's9:00 pm - 11:59 pm EST Gunner's, 33 S St Marys St, St. Marys, PACounties:ElkCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2018sat20oct2:00 pmsat3:00 pmElk Walk and Talk2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Nature & Wildlife

2018sun21oct2:00 pmsun3:00 pmAll About Antlers2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Nature & Wildlife

2018sat27oct12:00 pmsat4:00 pmElk Country Escape Room12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:History & Heritage

2018sun28oct2:00 pmsun6:00 pmZombie Chase Race2:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST St. Marys Area High School, St Marys Area High School 977 Million Dollar Hwy, St Marys, PACounties:ElkCategory:Endurance Challenges,Outdoor Adventure,Sports

2018sun28oct2:00 pmsun6:00 pmHalloween Activity Day2:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Children’s Events,Holiday

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2018wed31oct7:00 pmwed9:00 pmFeaturedCathedral by Candlelight7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning ClassroomCounties:Cook ForestCategory:Featured,History & Heritage,Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure,State Parks: Events & Programs

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2018fri02nov(nov 2)10:00 amsun04(nov 4)5:00 pmFeaturedGingerbread Tour10:00 am - 5:00 pm (4) EST Counties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018sat03nov7:30 pmsat10:30 pmFeaturedJosh Turner Live in Punxsutawney7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EST Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 North Jefferson StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Featured,Music

2018sat10nov(nov 10)10:30 amsun11(nov 11)4:00 pmFeatured7th Annual Tour for Elk Ride & Toy Drive10:30 am - 4:00 pm (11) EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Outdoor Adventure

2018fri16nov(nov 16)1:00 ammon26(nov 26)1:00 amFeaturedA Christmas Gathering in Brockway1:00 am - 1:00 am (26) EST Brockway, Taylor Memorial Park, Brockway, PA Counties:JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018fri16nov(nov 16)10:00 amsun18(nov 18)5:00 pmFeaturedOnce Upon a Christmas10:00 am - 5:00 pm (18) EST Knox, downtown Knox, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018fri30novsat01decFeaturedFestival of Trees10:00 am - (december 1) 4:00 pm EST Sawmill Center for the Arts, 140 Theatre Lane, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook ForestCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018fri30nov(nov 30)4:00 pmsun02dec(dec 2)10:00 pmFeaturedVictorian Christmas4:00 pm - (december 2) 10:00 pm est Brookville, Main StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,History & Heritage

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