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.

Federally designated river offering many opportunities including public access, boating, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, wildlife watching and wilderness 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. 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, and SnowFest first Saturday in February.

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 recognized 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

july

2019sun14jul(jul 14)10:00 amsat20(jul 20)10:00 pmFeaturedJefferson County Fair10:00 am - 10:00 pm (20) EST Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 1514 Rt. 28N, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019sun21jul(jul 21)9:00 amsat27(jul 27)10:00 pmFeaturedClarion County Fair9:00 am - 10:00 pm (27) EST Clarion County Fairgrounds, 137 Park Road Fairmount City PACounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019thu25jul(jul 25)12:00 amsat27(jul 27)11:59 pmFeaturedAllegheny Mountain Championship Rodeo12:00 am - 11:59 pm (27) EST Flying W Ranch, 685 Flying W Ranch RdCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Motorsports

2019thu25jul(jul 25)12:00 amsun28(jul 28)11:59 pmFeaturedEast Brady Riverfest12:00 am - 11:59 pm (28) EST East BradyCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine,Music

august

2019sun04aug(aug 4)12:00 amsat10(aug 10)11:59 pmFeaturedSykesville Ag and Youth Fair12:00 am - 11:59 pm (10) EST Sykesville Fair GroundsCounties:JeffersonCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019mon05aug(aug 5)12:00 amsat10(aug 10)11:59 pmFeaturedCameron County Fair12:00 am - 11:59 pm (10) EST Cameron County Fair, 1043 Rich Valley Rd, Emporium, PACounties:CameronCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019tue06augAll Daysat10FeaturedElk County Fair(All Day) EST Elk County Fairgrounds, 316 Dietz Rd, Kersey, PACounties:ElkCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine

2019sat10aug(aug 10)8:00 amsun11(aug 11)7:00 pmFeaturedCookie Daze Festival8:00 am - 7:00 pm (11) EST Rimersburg, Main StCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019tue13aug(aug 13)5:00 pmsat17(aug 17)11:59 pmFeaturedKnox Horse Thief Days5:00 pm - 11:59 pm (17) EST Downtown Knox and surrounding area Knox PA 16232Counties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019thu15aug(aug 15)12:00 amsun18(aug 18)11:59 pmFeaturedTionesta Indian Festival12:00 am - 11:59 pm (18) EST TionestaCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Music

2019sat17aug(aug 17)8:00 amsun18(aug 18)8:00 pmFeaturedElk Expo8:00 am - 8:00 pm (18) 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

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