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

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.

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, and SnowFest first Saturday in February.

1,465 acres managed by 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 nationally recognized Allegheny River. Bring your camera.

Over 16,400-acre natural area near Emporium. Four major hiking and backpacking treks include Quehanna, Bucktail Path, Donut Hole, and Chuck Keiper trails.

Events

july

2018sun22jul(jul 22)9:00 amsat28(jul 28)10:00 pmFeaturedClarion County Fair9:00 am - 10:00 pm (28) EST Clarion County Fairgrounds, 137 Park RoadCounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2018thu26jul(jul 26)12:00 amsat28(jul 28)11:59 pmFeaturedAllegheny Mountain Championship Rodeo12:00 am - 11:59 pm (28) EST Flying W Ranch, 685 Flying W Ranch RdCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Sports

2018sun29jul1:00 pmsun5:00 pmFeaturedSt. Mary's Airport Drag Races1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST St. Mary's Airport, 159 Cessna Road, St. Marys, PACounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Outdoor Adventure,Sports

august

2018sun05aug(aug 5)12:00 amsat11(aug 11)11:59 pmFeaturedCameron County Fair12:00 am - 11:59 pm (11) EST Cameron County Fair, 1043 Rich Valley Rd Counties:CameronCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2018sun05augAll Daysat11FeaturedSykesville Ag and Youth Fair(All Day) EST Sykesville Fair GroundsCounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2018tue07augAll Daysat11FeaturedElk County Fair(All Day) EST Elk County Fairgrounds, 316 Dietz Rd, Kersey, PACounties:ElkCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine

2018wed15aug(aug 15)12:00 amsat18(aug 18)11:59 pmFeaturedKnox Horse Thief Days12:00 am - 11:59 pm (18) EST Downtown Knox and surrounding area Knox PA 16232Counties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2018sat18aug(aug 18)8:00 amsun19(aug 19)8:00 pmFeaturedElk Expo8:00 am - 8:00 pm (19) EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Music,Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure,State Parks: Events & Programs

2018sun26aug1:00 pmsun5:00 pmFeaturedSt. Mary's Airport Drag Races1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST St. Mary's Airport, 159 Cessna Road, St. Marys, PACounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Outdoor Adventure,Sports

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