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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Over-6,400-acre natural area near Emporium. Four major hiking and backpacking treks include Quehanna, Bucktail Path, Donut Hole, and Chuck Keiper trails.

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.

Public pool with shallow and deep-water swimming, changing rooms, food, and lifeguard on duty. Operated by Clarion County YMCA.

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.

Go-karts, bumper boats, mini golf, water slides, pavilion, Fun Park Grill, pizza, and ice cream. Group rates. Open every day 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

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.

1,256 acres named for Chief Cornplanter, leader of the Seneca Nation. Activities: hiking, biking, camping, fishing, wildlife viewing, and cross-country skiing.

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.

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april

2019sat20apr(apr 20)10:00 amsun21(apr 21)5:00 pmFeaturedCoolspring Power Museum Open Day10:00 am - 5:00 pm (21) est Coolspring Power Museum, 179 Coolspring Rd, Coolspring, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Featured,History & Heritage

2019thu25apr(apr 25)10:00 ammon29(apr 29)5:00 pmFeaturedRidgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous10:00 am - 5:00 pm (29) EST Center St., Ridgway, 109 Center StCounties:ElkCategory:Arts,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Outdoor Adventure

may

2019sat04may3:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedNutty Wine, Shine, and Brew Fest3:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST Gumtown Memorial Park, 301 Water St, New Bethlehem, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Food & Wine,Uncorked

2019sat18may(may 18)8:00 amsun19(may 19)3:00 pmFeaturedTour De Forest Spring Ride8:00 am - 3:00 pm (19) EST Forest County, Marienville, PACounties:ForestCategory:Featured,Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure

2019fri24may(may 24)7:00 pmsun26(may 26)10:00 pmFeaturedCook Forest Living History Weekend7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (26) EST Cook Forest State Park Office, Rt 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook ForestCategory:Featured,History & Heritage,Holiday

2019sat25may10:00 am8:00 pmFeaturedMayfest10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST Fryburg, Main StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

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