Parks & Recreation Areas

Come play in our big backyard. The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region boasts America’s best old-growth forest, the state’s only national forest, and many state parks and natural, wild, and recreational areas perfect for the entire family to see stunning vistas, view wildlife, and connect with nature.

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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.

The river offers many recreational opportunities including public access for boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, and wildlife watching.

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.

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.

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

Popular for photography, bird watching, hiking, fishing, and picnicking with nearly 850 acres of lakes, wetlands, and meadows surrounded by woods. More than 150 species of birds and waterfowl have been identified.

100 acres on the East Branch of the Clarion River. Swimming pool, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, wild life observation area, playground, hiking trail, and picnic tables.

1,465 acres managed by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in Jay Township, Elk County. Open to the public for hiking and hunting.

Two and a half miles east of East Brady, a spectacular eight-mile panoramic view of the magnificent bend in the mighty Allegheny River. Bring your camera.

In Elk State Forest featuring the Square Timber Wild Area and Bucktail and Johnson Run Natural Areas with a dozen well-marked hiking trails.

Events

october

2019wed30oct(oct 30)7:00 pmthu31(oct 31)8:00 pmFeaturedHalloween Laser Spooktacular7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (31) EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Holiday,Other Events

november

2019fri01nov10:00 amsat02(nov 2)4:00 pmFeaturedChristmas in the Village10:00 am - 4:00 pm (2) EST Tionesta Market Village, 302-308 Elm St Counties:ForestCategory:Crafts & Markets,Holiday,Music

2019fri01nov10:00 amsun03(nov 3)5:00 pmFeaturedGingerbread Tour10:00 am - 5:00 pm (3) EST Cook ForestCounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2019fri01nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedLasermania Classic Rock Double Feature7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sat02nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedLasermania Pink Floyd Double Feature7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sun03nov2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedFamily Matinee2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Other Events

2019thu07nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedFamily Night of Pop and Rock7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019fri08nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedLasermania Classic Rock Double Feature7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sat09nov(nov 9)11:30 amsun10(nov 10)4:00 pmFeatured8th Annual Tour for Elk Ride & Toy Drive11:30 am - 4:00 pm (10) EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Outdoor Adventure

2019sat09nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedLasermania Classic Rock Double Feature7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sun10nov2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedFamily Matinee Laser Safari2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019mon11nov(nov 11)7:00 pmthu14(nov 14)8:00 pmFeaturedFamily Night7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (14) EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

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