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.

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2020sat01feb12:00 amsun02(feb 2)11:00 pmFeaturedGroundhog Day Celebration 202012:00 am - 11:00 pm (2) EST Downtown Punxsutawney and Gobblers Knob (Woodland Avenue Extension)Counties:JeffersonCategory:Holiday

2020sun02feb3:00 am8:00 amFeaturedGroundhog Day Prognostication 20203:00 am - 8:00 am EST Gobblers Knob Woodland Avenue Extension Punxsutawney, 1548 Woodland Ave ExtCounties:Jefferson

2020fri07feb(feb 7)9:00 amsun09(feb 9)3:00 pmFeaturedKellettville Sportsmans Club Annual Coyote Hunt9:00 am - 3:00 pm (9) EST KellettvilleCounties:ForestCategory:Outdoor Adventure

2020fri07feb(feb 7)6:00 pmsun09(feb 9)12:00 pmFeaturedWinter Women in the Wilds6:00 pm - 12:00 pm (9) EST Sinnemahoning State Park, 4843 Park Road Counties:CameronCategory:Outdoor Adventure,State Parks: Events & Programs

2020sat15feb(feb 15)9:00 amsun16(feb 16)12:00 pmFeaturedJefferson County Longrifles Annual Winter Rendevous9:00 am - 12:00 pm (16) EST 1000 Harriger Hollow Rd., (Ramsaytown) BrookvilleCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals

2020sat15feb11:00 am3:00 pmFeaturedSnowman in the Forest Day11:00 am - 3:00 pm EST Cook Forest State ParkCounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Other Events

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