Forest County

Discover Forest County

If you need to get away from the crowd, head to the beautiful woodland paradise known as Forest County. The Allegheny National Forest has hundreds of miles of ATV, snowmobile, hiking, and horseback riding trails and is also one of the few places in the country where you can see synchronized fireflies dance. Explore the Wild & Scenic Allegheny and Clarion rivers and Cook Forest State Park “America’s Best Old-Growth Forest”.

Marienville

Marienville is the gateway to the Allegheny National Forest and its hundreds of miles of trails for ATV, snowmobiles, hiking, and horseback riding. Each May and October, nearly 1,000 ATV enthusiasts come to Marienville for Tour-De-Forest, an organized leisure ride. The annual winter festival features an inspiring snowmobile torchlight parade. Nature lovers flock to Buzzard Swamp for spectacular wildlife and bird watching, including bald eagle and osprey.

Tionesta

Tionesta is a charming town located on the banks of the Wild & Scenic Allegheny River. The Market Village is a must-see attraction that offers shoppers a collection of local merchants offering a variety of handmade treasures. Early summer, is Firefly season when the night is fielded with a spectacular synchronized light show in the Allegheny National Forest. Each July, cowboys and cowgirls compete in the 3-night outdoor Allegheny Mountain Championship Rodeo. The town’s Native American heritage is celebrated each August with the Tionesta Indian Festival. Tionesta boasts Pennsylvania’s only in-land functioning lighthouse, which open for tours several times per year.

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.

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 popular trails in Forest County include the Marienville & Timberline ATV trails,  Spring Creek Horse Trail, North Country Trail, and Minister Creek Trail.

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Luxury cabins (some pet friendly) with private hot tubs in a peaceful, family campground with a sparkling heated pool. Large, level campsites and ultra-clean restrooms. Open all year.

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.

Federally designated scenic and recreational river offering boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, wilderness camping, and wildlife viewing. Fish species: walleye, musky, bass, catfish and panfish.

The Seneca named this area "where the water separates the land." Seven islands totaling 368 acres are designated as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Primitive camping permitted. 

Authentic, delicious Italian cuisine. Awesome salads, stromboli, and pizzas. Our homemade bread adds a special touch to your "Taste of Italy" dining experience. Closed Mondays.

In Cook Forest. Seven rooms with private baths, wifi, mini-fridge. One room with private hot tub. Fire ring and grill. Free breakfast. Closed December 15-March 15.

Newly remodeled cabin on the Clarion. Just minutes from Cook Forest State Park, Clear Creek State Park, and Allegheny National Forest.

15 ponds with 11.2 miles of trails offering exceptional wildlife viewing. Important link on the Atlantic flyway waterfowl migration path. Cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking, hunting, and fishing.

New, completely furnished luxury cabins available for year-round rental. All new appliances, satellite TV, 1.5 baths, wrap-around deck, burn ring, private, secluded.
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2019sat25may11:00 am3:00 pmMarienville Craft Show11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT Marienville, Main St, Marienville, PACounties:ForestCategory:Crafts & Markets

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2019fri24may(may 24)7:00 pmsun26(may 26)10:00 pmFeaturedCook Forest Living History Weekend7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (26) EST Cook Forest State Park Office, Rt 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook ForestCategory:Featured,History & Heritage,Holiday

2019sat25may10:00 am8:00 pmFeaturedMayfest10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST Fryburg, Main StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

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2019sat01jun10:00 amsun02(jun 2)5:00 pmFeaturedSawmill Center Herb & Fiber Festival10:00 am - 5:00 pm (2) EST Sawmill Center for the Arts, 140 Theatre Lane, Cooksburg, PACounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019thu13jun(jun 13)7:00 amsat15(jun 15)8:00 pmFeaturedCoolspring Power Museum Exposition and Flea Market7:00 am - 8:00 pm (15) est Coolspring Power Museum, 179 Coolspring Rd, Coolspring, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,History & Heritage

2019sat15jun(jun 15)11:00 amsun23(jun 23)10:00 pmFeaturedBrookville Laurel Festival11:00 am - 10:00 pm (23) EST Brookville, Main StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019sun30jun(jun 30)12:00 pmsat06jul(jul 6)11:00 pmFeaturedWolf's Corners Fair12:00 pm - (july 6) 11:00 pm EST Wolf's Corner Fairgrounds, 2612 Lake Lucy Road, Tionesta, PACounties:Clarion,ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Holiday

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