Jefferson County

Discover Jefferson County

Being home to the world’s most famous weather forecaster, Punxsutawney Phil, gives Jefferson County bragging rights.  Small town charm is our specialty. Unique shops and restaurants invite you to visit the historical Main Streets, meet some friendly faces, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Travelers can explore Beartown Rocks, Cook Forest and Clear Creek State Parks. Here, visitors can see a baseball bat factory, a moonshine distillery, giant carved boulders, and the world’s first four-wheel drive vehicle.

Brockway

In Brockway, visitors will find the Clarion/Little Toby Trail which offers year-round hiking and biking through the remote and scenic Little Toby Creek Valley. A canoe launch in Brockway and the new Little Vineyard launch offer paddlers easy access to Little Toby Creek and the Wild & Scenic Clarion River downstream. The Taylor Memorial Museum is notable for its vast display of glass from local industry. Make sure to check out Brockway’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July picnic and fireworks celebration at Taylor Memorial Park. Shoppers can go bargain hunting at the Hazen Flea Market the first weekend of each month from May to October.

Brookville

Brookville is travel a hub with I-80 and routes 322, 36, and 28 converging nearby. The town features a charming restored Victorian Main Street with quaint shops, restaurants, striking architecture, a beautiful historical district. The northern trailhead for Redbank Valley Trail, Pennsylvania’s first “Trail of the Year”, is conveniently located near downtown. Twyford, the first four-wheel drive ever made, was built in Brookville and the Jefferson County History Center has one on display, along with many interesting exhibits and an impressive model railroad. Scripture Rocks Heritage Park features over 70 engraved boulders carved in the early 1900’s. At Blackbird Distillery visitors can sample America’s only completely handmade moonshine.

Punxsutawney

Punxsutawney is the home of the world’s foremost weather prognosticator, Punxsutawney Phil, and is party central for the nation’s Groundhog Day celebration every February 2nd at Gobbler’s Knob. Each July, visitors can enjoy the fun of the Groundhog Festival. Make sure to visit the Groundhog Club Headquarters and Phil’s Burrow. The Weather Discovery Center is perfect for school age children with intriguing hands-on interactive exhibits. No trip to the weather capital of the world would be complete without posting some great selfies with one of the dozens of Phantastic Phils sculptures throughout town.

Reynoldsville

Reynoldsville is a good place to experiencing “Small Town America” with unique shops and restaurants. The nearby DuBois/Jefferson County airport offers travelers easy access to the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region with multiple daily flights to and from Pittsburgh and Baltimore. BWP Bats offers free tours of the baseball bat manufacturing process using local hardwoods. The annual Red, White, & Blueberry Festival features an always hysterical blueberry pie eating contest and Hummingbird Speedway offers visitors high speed thrills with Saturday night dirt track racing.

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. Nearby Clear Creek State Park is a beautiful one-of-a-kind place nestled deep in a valley featuring spectacular views at Beartown Rocks and the stunning Western Pennsylvania Laurel Fields. The area surrounding the both parks have many vacation rentals, restaurants, shops, and fun attractions to enjoy.

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Private location. Sleeps two to nine. Fireplace, full kitchen, satellite TV, DVD, A/C, gas grill, outdoor fire ring. Pre-approved pets, mid-week specials.

Peaceful farmhouse, sleeps seven, fully equipped kitchen, bath with shower, wifi, and fire pit with split log benches. Close to attractions, Punxsutawney, Cook Forest, and Brookville.

Two-bedroom cabin, fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, 10, TV/Dish, VCR/DVD, sun porches. Sleeps 10. Tents, campers, seasonal sites, nice restrooms and showers. PayPal accepted.

Stately Victorian home in the perfect downtown location. Features include six clean and spacious bedrooms, attractive décor, and a delicious home-cooked breakfast.

Historic town square was named for the founding father, Reverend David Barclay, who donated the land for public use in 1822. The stone Memorial Bandstand in the center of the park was dedicated in 1932 as a memorial to veterans.

Brookville's first all-in-one bakery, bar, and restaurant serving great tasting lunches, dinners, desserts, and spirits. Relax and enjoy your food in our dining area or bar.

The "best-kept secret" in Clear Creek State Forest. Massive house-sized boulders, created by glaciers, with breathtaking scenic views and hiking trails.

Surrounded by state forest offering unmatched privacy. Clean cottages featuring hot tubs, wifi, satellite TV, fireplaces, A/C, and more. Near Cook Forest and the Clarion River.

Black Bear Cabins offers families, friends, and groups an escape in Cook Forest. All cabins offer log-burning fireplaces and modern amenities including TV and wifi.

Pennsylvania's only moonshine distillery made by hand on site with no machines from start to finish. Over 25 flavors. Open 7 days a week. Check out BlackbirdDistillery.com or Facebook. Yee Haw.
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2018thu01nov12:00 ammon31dec(dec 31)11:59 pmWeekday in the Wilds Suite Package(november 1) 12:00 am - (december 31) 11:59 pm EST Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Featured,Food & Wine

2018fri07decAll Daysun09Winter in the Woods Weekend(All Day) EST Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Featured,Food & Wine,Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure

2018sat08dec(dec 8)5:30 pmsat15(dec 15)10:00 pmWinter in Woods Five-Course Dinner Tasting & Live Music5:30 pm - 10:00 pm (15) EST Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine

2018thu13dec7:00 pm9:00 pmFirearms Safety and Rights Seminar7:00 pm - 9:00 pm est Brockway High School, 100 Alexander St, Brockway, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Other

2018fri14decAll Daysun16Winter in the Woods Weekend(All Day) EST Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Featured,Food & Wine,Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure

2018fri14dec5:30 pm7:30 pmWheels & Heels at the Iron Mountain Grille5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST Iron Mountain Grille, 10638 Route 36Counties:JeffersonCategory:Music

2018sat15dec9:00 am7:00 pmShine On Saturdays9:00 am - 7:00 pm EST Blackbird Distillery, 93 Blackout Alley, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Uncorked

2018sat15dec10:45 am3:00 pmLunch & Movie with Santa10:45 am - 3:00 pm EST Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 North Jefferson StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,Holiday

2018sat15dec11:15 am12:00 pmWinter in the Woods Carriage Rides11:15 am - 12:00 pm EST Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Outdoor Adventure

2018sat22decAll DayShine On Saturdays(All Day: saturday) EST Blackbird Distillery, 93 Blackout Alley, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Uncorked

2018thu27dec(dec 27)1:00 pmsat29(dec 29)4:00 pmWinter Wonders1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (29) EST Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley St, Punxsutawney, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,Nature & Wildlife

2018sat29decAll DayShine On Saturdays(All Day: saturday) EST Blackbird Distillery, 93 Blackout Alley, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Uncorked

2018sun30decAll Day2019tue01janNew Year's Eve Weekend(All Day) EST Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Holiday

2018mon31dec5:30 pm10:00 pmNew Year's Eve Holiday Tasting Dinner & Entertainment5:30 pm - 10:00 pm EST Gateway Lodge, 14870 Route 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Holiday

2018mon31dec2019tue01janNew Year's Eve Party at the Iron Mountain Grille8:00 pm - (january 1) 1:00 am EST Iron Mountain Grille, 10638 Route 36Counties:JeffersonCategory:Food & Wine,Music

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2018fri16nov(nov 16)2:00 pmsat22dec(dec 22)4:00 pmFeatured2018 Holiday Art Show & Exhibit(november 16) 2:00 pm - (december 22) 4:00 pm EST The Red Brick Gallery, 17 Main St, Foxburg, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Arts,Featured,Holiday

2018sat15dec12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedHoliday Open House12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Sinnemahoning State Park, Wildlife Center, Sinnemahoning, PACounties:CameronCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday,State Parks: Events & Programs

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