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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Big Maple Farm's Natural Therapies is a place where individuals are able to enhance their quality of life through positive animal interactions, particularly with equines. 

Easy 1.4 mile self-guided trail with 36 interpretive signs highlighting vegetative management in the Central Allegheny Plateau Ecosystem and the historical significance of the Dahoga area.

Scenic trail along Big Mill Creek with three loops totaling 7.7 miles. The trailhead offers parking and restroom. 10 miles north of Ridgway.

Situated at the edge of six private, wooded acres and within a few miles of Elk Country's best attractions.

Over 30 wines, from dry to sweet. Complimentary tastings and wine bar setting gift shop. Open Wed.-Sat. 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-3 p.m.

Great food and wine from Copper Fox Winery to accompany your meal. The staff knows how to make the customers smile with many delicious, inspired options.

Nestled in the heart of the Pennsylvania elk range, Camp Can't Keep Up offers a scenic retreat for families, couples, hunters, anglers, and nature enthusiasts.

Secluded property in the free-roaming elk range on two acres of wilderness with beautiful mountain views and fantastic fishing, hunting, and elk viewing.

We serve up family hospitality with our flavorful dishes, proudly prepared with fresh local ingredients. St. Marys home of the Penguins, Pirates, Steelers, college sports, golf, and more.

Sleeps six, two full baths, fully equipped kitchen, A/C, oil heat, Dish TV, DVD player, outside grill. Come see the elk from the large deck.

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2019sat17aug(aug 17)8:00 amsun18(aug 18)8:00 pmFeaturedElk Expo8:00 am - 8:00 pm (18) EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Music,Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure,State Parks: Events & Programs

2019sun18aug12:00 pm6:00 pmSunday Drag Races12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT St Marys Municipal Airport, 119 Airport RdCounties:ElkCategory:Motorsports,Outdoor Adventure

2019sun18aug2:00 pm4:00 pmSunflower Door Hanger Craft and Sip2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Winery at Wilcox, 1867 Mefferts Run Rd, Wilcox, PACounties:ElkCategory:Crafts & Markets

2019thu22aug6:00 pm8:00 pmSunflower Screen Painting6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Buddy Boy Winery, 29 N. Broad St, RidgwayCounties:ElkCategory:Crafts & Markets,Food & Wine

2019sat24aug8:30 am11:30 amBirding Excursion with Mark Johnson8:30 am - 11:30 am EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Nature & Wildlife

2019sat24aug9:00 am5:00 pmAmerican Spirit Aviation Festival9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT St Marys Municipal Airport, 119 Airport RdCounties:ElkCategory:Other Events

2019sat24aug10:00 am6:00 pmRidgway Elks Jeep Run10:00 am - 6:00 pm EDT Ridgway Elks Lodge #872, 201 S Mill Ave, Ridgway, Pennsylvania 15853Counties:ElkCategory:Other Events

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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2019thu15aug(aug 15)12:00 amsun18(aug 18)11:59 pmFeaturedTionesta Indian Festival12:00 am - 11:59 pm (18) EST TionestaCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Music

2019sat17aug(aug 17)8:00 amsun18(aug 18)8:00 pmFeaturedElk Expo8:00 am - 8:00 pm (18) EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Music,Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure,State Parks: Events & Programs

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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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