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, 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

february

2019sat23feb11:00 am4:00 pmFeaturedBowdish Model Train Exhibit11:00 am - 4:00 pm EST Jefferson County History Center, 176 Main St, Brookville, PACounties:JeffersonCategory:Featured,History & Heritage

march

2019sat02mar7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedRoots & Boots Tour7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST St. Mary's High School, Carpin AuditoriumCounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Music

2019sun03mar2:00 pm4:30 pmFeaturedAlexander String Quartet Performs2:00 pm - 4:30 pm est Lincoln Hall, 42 S. Palmer StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Music

2019sat09mar9:00 am4:00 pmFeaturedMilitary Collectibles Show9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST Jefferson County Fairgrounds 1514 Rt. 28N, BrookvilleCounties:JeffersonCategory:Featured,History & Heritage

2019fri15mar(mar 15)5:00 pmsat16(mar 16)12:00 amFeaturedClarion River Jam Bluegrass Festival5:00 pm - 12:00 am (16) EST Park Inn by Radisson, 45 Holiday Inn RdCounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Music

2019sat30mar6:00 pm11:00 pmFeaturedIt's 5 O'Clock Somewhere6:00 pm - 11:00 pm est The Royal Inn, 17089 Boot Jack RdCounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Food & Wine,Music

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