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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Two fully furnished homes with several acres. Manor: four queen beds, screened and covered porches, fire ring. Guesthouse: one queen, one full, patio with furniture.

10 modern, knotty pine cabins sleep one to six each. Five cabins with whirlpool tubs. Fully equipped, private and just right. Creekside, wooded, and clean . . . nice place.

Five clean, comfortable rooms with a shared bath. Free wifi. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served Monday-Saturday.

Now open 6 a.m. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. Stop in for delicious food, cold beer and friendly service. Family owned, children always welcome. Free wifi.

18-mile rail-trail from St. Marys to Emporium for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Open year round.

Our cabin is located in a private setting. It is fully furnished. Located five minutes from the visitor center, wine store, and local restaurants.

Tours, tastings, gift baskets, gift shop, special labels. Also available at DuBois Mall, Settlers Ridge, Pittsburgh, Hunters Valley, Liverpool.

Full-service bed & breakfast. Private bath, deck, queen-size beds. Full breakfast served. Common areas for relaxing, snacks and drinks to enjoy. Nightly/weekly.

A large parking lot atop a spectacular mountain with a walk-up panoramic viewing area overlooking a large meadow where elk often gather.

Interpretive 3/4-mile easy hiking trail, encircling 81 acres of prime elk-viewing habitat with educational panels featuring artwork from local high school students.

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2019sun25aug12:00 pm2:00 pmArchery12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Nature & Wildlife

2019wed28aug(aug 28)12:00 amsat07sep(sep 7)12:00 pmCoyote and/or Crow Hunt12:00 am - (september 7) 12:00 pm EDT Rolfe Beagle Club, 1016 Long Level Road, Johnsonburg, PACounties:ElkCategory:Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure

2019thu29aug8:00 pm11:00 pmCasali's Mid-Summer Concert Series8:00 pm - 11:00 pm EDT Casali's Grille, 32 S St Marys St, St Marys, PA 15857Counties:ElkCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2019sat31aug(aug 31)9:00 ammon02sep(sep 2)5:00 pmCowboy Lever Action Silhouette Regional Championship9:00 am - (september 2) 5:00 pm EDT Ridgway Rifle Club, Grant RdCounties:ElkCategory:Other Events

2019sat31aug10:00 am4:00 pmSteve Merritt Memorial Cruise-In10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT Ridgway Carnival Grounds, 138 North Broad StreetCounties:ElkCategory:Other Events

2019sat31aug2:00 pm3:00 pmWelcome to the Rut2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Nature & Wildlife

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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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