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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Bibles, cards, books, music, gifts, and more. See us for Precious Moments collectibles and Jim Shore's Heartwood Creek collectibles. V/MC gladly accepted.

Class I kayaking, tubing, canoeing, fishing, and views that feature steep hills, mature trees, and diverse wildlife. See Clarion Water Trail map.

18-mile crushed-limestone rail-trail along Little Toby Creek and Clarion River from Brockway to Ridgway for hiking, bicycling, and cross-country skiing with ghost towns and swinging bridge.

Clear Creek State Park encompasses more than 1,900 acres and occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley. It offers hiking, camping, rustic cabins, and Clarion River access for fishing, swimming, and paddling.

27-acre reservoir with a pier and easy-access shore fishing. Electric motors and unpowered boats only. Fish species: trout, bass, walleye, and bluegill.

"Big-City Quality, Small-Town Values" - offering you amenities you require no matter the reason of your stay. Clean, comfortable, and service that exceeds your expectations.

Located on the scenic Clarion River near Cook Forest. Lovely homes, beautifully furnished to make your group or family get-together memorable.

Rooms/cabin sleep from four to nine guests. Linens and bedding provided. Camping chairs, private bath, TV, mini-fridge, coffee pot, hair dryer.

8,500-acre park with old-growth forests along Clarion River, 29 miles of hiking trails, camping, cabins, playgrounds, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, scenic views, and wildlife.

Write or email for a current directory of local area businesses located near the Cook Forest and Clear Creek State Parks.
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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

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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