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.
15 ponds with 11.2 miles of trails offering exceptional wildlife viewing. Important link on the Atlantic flyway waterfowl migration path. Cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking, hunting, and fishing.
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.
The park has a lighted ice-skating pond, 10 acres of sledding slopes, and three designated cross-country ski trails along River Road. Open during winter, weather permitting.
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.
24-acre natural area in Medix Run along Bennett Branch. Open to public for hiking, fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing. Received 2018 PA Wilds Great Places Award.
1/2-acre community recreation outlet with access to the Armstrong Trail, a paved switchback to the Allegheny river, picnic tables for outdoor dining, and an informational kiosk.