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, bicycling, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dirtbike, and ATV riding. Outdoor recreation including swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking, and camping.

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

Designated a wild & 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.

132-mile hiking trail traversing six counties including Jefferson, Clarion, and Forest Counties through Cook Forest State Park and the Allegheny National Forest.

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

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january

2020sat25jan9:00 am10:00 amFeaturedCoffee with the Birds9:00 am - 10:00 am EST Sinnemahoning State Park Wild Life Center, 4843 Park Road Counties:CameronCategory:Nature & Wildlife,State Parks: Events & Programs

2020sat25jan10:30 am12:00 pmFeaturedPennsylvania Owls10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST Sinnemahoning State Park Wild Life Center, 4843 Park Road Counties:CameronCategory:Nature & Wildlife,State Parks: Events & Programs

february

2020sat01feb12:00 amsun02(feb 2)11:00 pmFeaturedGroundhog Day Celebration 202012:00 am - 11:00 pm (2) EST Downtown Punxsutawney and Gobblers Knob (Woodland Avenue Extension)Counties:JeffersonCategory:Holiday

2020sun02feb3:00 am8:00 amFeaturedGroundhog Day Prognostication 20203:00 am - 8:00 am EST Gobblers Knob Woodland Avenue Extension Punxsutawney, 1548 Woodland Ave ExtCounties:Jefferson

2020fri07feb(feb 7)9:00 amsun09(feb 9)3:00 pmFeaturedKellettville Sportsmans Club Annual Coyote Hunt9:00 am - 3:00 pm (9) EST KellettvilleCounties:ForestCategory:Outdoor Adventure

2020fri07feb(feb 7)6:00 pmsun09(feb 9)12:00 pmFeaturedWinter Women in the Wilds6:00 pm - 12:00 pm (9) EST Sinnemahoning State Park, 4843 Park Road Counties:CameronCategory:Outdoor Adventure,State Parks: Events & Programs

2020sat15feb(feb 15)9:00 amsun16(feb 16)12:00 pmFeaturedJefferson County Longrifles Annual Winter Rendevous9:00 am - 12:00 pm (16) EST 1000 Harriger Hollow Rd., (Ramsaytown) BrookvilleCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals

2020sat15feb11:00 am3:00 pmFeaturedSnowman in the Forest Day11:00 am - 3:00 pm EST Cook Forest State ParkCounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Other Events

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