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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1,160-acre lake surrounded by Elk State Park, unlimited horsepower boating, picnicking, scenic overlook & Shady Ridge Nature Trail.

3,192-acre park in the rugged mountains surrounding East Branch Lake, picnicking, fishing, power boating, waterskiing, camping, and hunting. Nearby streams offer many native brook trout.

Cook Forest State Park is known for its stands of old-growth forest. The park’s Forest Cathedral of towering white pines and hemlocks is designated as a National Natural Landmark. The Forest Cathedral is a short hike on Longfellow Trail from the Log Cabin Environmental Learning Center.

Public pool with $5 daily admission. Host many fun events each session. Check our Facebook page for event dates, info, and times.

On February 2nd, thousands of people from all around the world wait with the Groundhog Club Inner Circle for daybreak and Phil's official prognostication. Open year round. This is a must-see attraction.

216-acre rugged plateau with boulders, streams, steep valleys, and some old-growth forest with trees up to four feet in diameter.

251-acre reservoir. Electric and unpowered boats only. Boat ramp and parking available. Big Bass Program Regulations. Fishing includes musky, walleye, crappie, and perch. Great for kayaking and canoeing.

Explore acres of Mountain Laurel. Pavilion, benches, and a driving loop to view Pennsylvania’s State Flowers, which feature beautiful pink and white blooms in June.

On the Allegheny River at Tionesta, 22.5-acre island, open to public use, offers a boat launch, fishing pier, one-mile walk/bike trail, and Sherman Memorial Lighthouse.

38 campground sites along the east branch of Millstone Creek open mid-April to mid-December, some electric, picnic tables, and fire ring. Group campsites for 50 people.  Flush toilets, showers, swimming picnic shelters, volleyball. Reservations accepted.

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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