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, Super Fun Pass. Group rates. Open every day 10 am-10 pm.

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.

Events

october

2019wed30oct(oct 30)7:00 pmthu31(oct 31)8:00 pmFeaturedHalloween Laser Spooktacular7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (31) EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Holiday,Other Events

november

2019fri01nov10:00 amsat02(nov 2)4:00 pmFeaturedChristmas in the Village10:00 am - 4:00 pm (2) EST Tionesta Market Village, 302-308 Elm St Counties:ForestCategory:Crafts & Markets,Holiday,Music

2019fri01nov10:00 amsun03(nov 3)5:00 pmFeaturedGingerbread Tour10:00 am - 5:00 pm (3) EST Cook ForestCounties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2019fri01nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedLasermania Classic Rock Double Feature7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sat02nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedLasermania Pink Floyd Double Feature7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sun03nov2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedFamily Matinee2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Other Events

2019thu07nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedFamily Night of Pop and Rock7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019fri08nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedLasermania Classic Rock Double Feature7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sat09nov(nov 9)11:30 amsun10(nov 10)4:00 pmFeatured8th Annual Tour for Elk Ride & Toy Drive11:30 am - 4:00 pm (10) EDT Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Outdoor Adventure

2019sat09nov7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedLasermania Classic Rock Double Feature7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019sun10nov2:00 pm3:00 pmFeaturedFamily Matinee Laser Safari2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

2019mon11nov(nov 11)7:00 pmthu14(nov 14)8:00 pmFeaturedFamily Night7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (14) EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

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