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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Beautiful cabin gift shop along the Clarion River in Cook Forest. Beautiful home decor, ornaments, candles, books, and more. Cross-country ski and skate rentals and snowshoe rentals.

1,256 acres named for Chief Cornplanter, leader of the Seneca Nation. Activities: hiking, biking, camping, fishing, wildlife viewing, and cross-country skiing.

Year-round lodging in Allegheny National Forest. Late 18th-century farmhouse bed and breakfast. Cabins available April-November. Home of the PA Firefly Festival.

Scenic horseback rides through the Allegheny National Forest. Daily and weekend vacations available. PRCA/WPRA Rodeo July 23-25, 2020. Route. 666, Kellettville, 12 miles northeast of Tionesta.

Stay at the Ranch! Cabins and campsites are available April-November and are within walking distance of our stables, restaurant, and gift shop. 12 miles northeast of Tionesta.

Home of the "Hot Rock" featuring steaks, seafood, and chicken. Prime Rib, Specialty burgers and much more. Route 666 Kellettville. 12 miles northeast of Tionesta. V/MC/DIS

Cook Forest State Park is known for its stands of old-growth forest. The park's Forest Cathedral of towering white pines and hemlocks is designated as a National Natural Landmark and is a short hike on Longfellow Trail from the Log Cabin Environmental Learning Center.

Their purpose is to stimulate interest, promote safety, and advance the general welfare of ATV riding. Check out their website.

County-wide business organization for Forest County and the surrounding communities. Building stronger local businesses and promoting Forest County as a place to visit, live, and do business.

Completed July 1870 for $24,715. 1884 murals of Lady Justice and Lady Liberty completed by Schlaug and Streif were restored in 2006.

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2019fri13dec(dec 13)9:00 amsat14(dec 14)9:00 pmFeaturedChristmas in the Wilds9:00 am - 9:00 pm (14) EST Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center, 34 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PACounties:CameronCategory:Children’s Events,Crafts & Markets,Holiday

2019fri13dec7:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedSeason of Light7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Holiday

2019fri13dec(dec 13)7:00 pmsat14(dec 14)10:00 pmFeaturedChristmas Madrigal Dinner Theatre7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (14) EST Wolf's Den Restaurant, 291 Timber Wolf Run, Knox, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Theater & Arts

2019sat14dec10:00 am3:00 pmFeaturedEvergreen Wreath Making10:00 am - 3:00 pm EST Quiet Creek Herb Farm, 93 Quiet Creek Lane, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets,Holiday

2019sat14dec(dec 14)10:00 amsun15(dec 15)5:00 amFeaturedChristmas at the Mall Craft / Vendor show10:00 am - 5:00 am (15) EST Clarion Mall, Exit 62 of I-80Counties:ClarionCategory:Crafts & Markets,Holiday

2019sat14dec12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedHoliday Open House12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Sinnemahoning State Park, 4843 Park Road Counties:CameronCategory:Holiday

2019sun15dec12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedElk Country Escape room12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Nature & Wildlife

2019sun15dec2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedWurtlizer Christmas Celebration – Dave Wickerham2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST Lincoln Hall, 42 S. Palmer StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Featured

2019sun15dec5:00 pm7:00 pmFeaturedZupe Holiday Show5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Food & Wine

2019tue17dec(dec 17)11:00 amwed18(dec 18)1:00 pmFeaturedMelissa & Doug Toys Pop-Up Event11:00 am - 1:00 pm (18) EST F.L. Crooks & Co., 539 Main StCounties:ClarionCategory:Crafts & Markets

2019sat21dec2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedChristmas Crafts2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Children’s Events,Nature & Wildlife

2019sat21dec6:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedCaroling in the Wilds6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Hygrade Inn, 212 E 4th St, Emporium, PA 15834Counties:CameronCategory:Featured,Holiday,Music

2019sun22dec5:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedHoliday Date Night5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST Zack's, 301 Wood St, New Bethlehem, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Holiday

2019sun22dec7:30 pm10:30 pmFeaturedLonestar and Phil Vassar Concert7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EST Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 North Jefferson StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Featured,Music

2019tue31dec2020wed01janFeaturedRoaring 20s New Year's Eve Party8:00 pm - (january 1) 1:00 am EST Clarion River Brewing Company, 600-604 Main Street, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Holiday

2019tue31dec9:00 pm11:59 pmFeaturedMasquerade Ball9:00 pm - 11:59 pm EST Deer Creek Winery, 3333 Soap Fat Road, Shippenville, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Food & Wine,Holiday,Music

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2019tue31dec2020wed01janFeaturedRoaring 20s New Year's Eve Party8:00 pm - (january 1) 1:00 am EST Clarion River Brewing Company, 600-604 Main Street, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Holiday

2020wed01jan1:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedFirst Day Hike1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sinnemahoning State Park Wild Life Center, 4843 Park Road Counties:CameronCategory:Nature & Wildlife,State Parks: Events & Programs

2020sat11jan2:00 pm5:00 pmFeaturedMedix Polar Bear Plunge2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST The Medix Hotel 23155 Quehanna Hwy., (Medix Run) WeedvilleCounties:ElkCategory:Other Events

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