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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100 acres on the East Branch of the Clarion River. Swimming pool, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, wild life observation area, playground, hiking trail, and picnic tables.

Clean, comfortable rooms available year round.

Full-service restaurant offering great food at a reasonable price, served in a friendly, casual atmosphere.

Taste our great wines and hard apple ciders. We have a nice covered deck with amazing scenery. There is something for everyone in our stocked gift shop.

40 miles of seasonal paddling in the heart of Pennsylvania's Wild Elk Country with five public launches. Best during spring and fall. Stocked with trout each spring. Part of Sinnemahoning Water Trail.

1,465 acres managed by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in Jay Township, Elk County. Open to the public for hiking and hunting.

Spacious, quiet three-bedroom, two-bathroom, wifi, full kitchen privileges. Full breakfast menu, snacks, and beverages. Regulation horseshoe pits. Elk often wander in yard.

Enjoy all the amenities of home. Sleeps six comfortably with two bedrooms and pull-out sofa bed. Relax on the deck and watch the wildlife.

Small motel. Ground-floor rooms. Queen beds, bathroom, shower. Satellite TV, free wifi. Close to visitor center and elk viewing. Occasional elk in backyard.

100 percent smoke-free, 57 rooms, deluxe continental breakfast, outdoor pool, free wifi, 43-inch flatscreen TVs with extended cable, refrigerators, and microwaves in every room.

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2019fri18oct(oct 18)6:00 pmsat26(oct 26)10:00 pmOnce Upon a Scare6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (26) EDT Elk County Fairgrounds, 316 Dietz Rd, Kersey, PACounties:ElkCategory:Holiday

2019sat19oct2:00 pm3:00 pmRadio Telemetry2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Nature & Wildlife

2019sat19oct2:00 pm3:00 pmWild Edibles with Brian Budjanec2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Nature & Wildlife

2019sat19oct6:00 pm8:00 pmStar Gazing and Night Sounds6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Nature & Wildlife

2019wed23oct6:00 pm8:00 pmReversible Snowman Pumpkin Board6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Buddy Boy Winery, 29 N. Broad St, RidgwayCounties:ElkCategory:Crafts & Markets,Food & Wine

2019thu24oct6:00 pm8:00 pmPaint & Sip-Chicken Hill Distillery6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Chicken Hill Distillery, 277 Fairview Rd, Kersey, PACounties:ElkCategory:Crafts & Markets

2019sat26oct11:00 am10:00 pmStraub Halloween Party11:00 am - 10:00 pm EDT Straub Brewery Visitor Center & Tap Room, 444 Brusselles Street Saint Marys, Pennsylvania 15857Counties:ElkCategory:Holiday

2019sat26oct12:00 pm11:59 pmCrocktober Fest12:00 pm - 11:59 pm EDT The Medix Hotel 23155 Quehanna Hwy., (Medix Run) WeedvilleCounties:ElkCategory:Food & Wine,Music

2019sat26oct2:00 pm3:00 pmAll About Bats2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Nature & Wildlife

2019sun27oct1:00 pm2:30 pmHalloween Parade1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT St Marys PACounties:ElkCategory:Holiday

2019sun27oct1:00 pm4:00 pmHalloween Elk-Stravaganza1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Holiday

2019wed30oct6:00 pm8:00 pmReversible Snowman Pumpkin Board6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Buddy Boy Winery, 29 N. Broad St, RidgwayCounties:ElkCategory:Crafts & Markets,Food & Wine

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2019wed30oct(oct 30)7:00 pmthu31(oct 31)8:00 pmFeaturedHalloween Laser Spooktacular7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (31) EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Holiday,Other Events

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2019fri01nov10:00 amsat02(nov 2)4:00 pmFeaturedChristmas in the Village10:00 am - 4:00 pm (2) EST Tionesta Market Village, 302-308 Elm St Counties:ForestCategory:Crafts & Markets,Holiday,Music

2019fri01nov10:00 amsun03(nov 3)5:00 pmFeaturedGingerbread Tour10:00 am - 5:00 pm (3) EST Cook ForestCounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2019fri01nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedLasermania Classic Rock Double Feature7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sat02nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedLasermania Pink Floyd Double Feature7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sun03nov2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedFamily Matinee2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Other Events

2019thu07nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedFamily Night of Pop and Rock7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019fri08nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedLasermania Classic Rock Double Feature7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sat09nov(nov 9)11:30 amsun10(nov 10)4:00 pmFeatured8th Annual Tour for Elk Ride & Toy Drive11:30 am - 4:00 pm (10) EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Outdoor Adventure

2019sat09nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedLasermania Classic Rock Double Feature7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sun10nov2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedFamily Matinee Laser Safari2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019mon11nov(nov 11)7:00 pmthu14(nov 14)8:00 pmFeaturedFamily Night7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (14) EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

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