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. Fish: musky, bass, walleye, and lake trout.

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 and is a short hike on Longfellow Trail from the Log Cabin Environmental Learning Center.

Public pool with $5 daily admission. Hosts many fun events each season. 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. New Visitor Center 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. Near Clear Creek State Park.

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 tent sites along the east branch of Millstone Creek open mid-April to mid-October, some electric, picnic tables, and fire ring. Flush toilets, showers, swimming pet friendly. Reservations accepted.

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2019wed20nov4:36 pm4:36 pmFeaturedSeason of Light4:36 pm - 4:36 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Other Events

december

2019fri06dec(dec 6)10:00 amsat07(dec 7)5:00 pmFeaturedFestival of Trees10:00 am - 5:00 pm (7) EST Sawmill Center for the Arts, 140 Theatre Lane, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook ForestCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2019fri06dec(dec 6)4:00 pmsun08(dec 8)11:00 pmFeaturedBrookville Victorian Christmas4:00 pm - 11:00 pm (8) EDT Brookville, Main StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,History & Heritage

2019fri06dec7:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedSeason of Light7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT Clarion University - Planetarium, 61 Greenville AveCounties:ClarionCategory:Other Events

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