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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892-acre natural area offering remote hiking along the headwaters of Lower Jerry Run through a large stand of old-growth white pine and hemlock.

One of the largest white birch stands in Pennsylvania. 975 acres in the Quehanna Wild Area named for Marion E. Brooks, a pioneering environmentalist from Elk County.

Stone walkway featuring 600-plus granite plaques honoring local veterans, a Civil War monument, a special "Veterans' Walkway" and "Citizens' Walkway" informational kiosk, and antique gristmills.

15 acres with several ball fields, a picnic pavilion and a playground.

Accessible via Pigeon Run Falls Trail, which is good for all skill levels, near Marienville in the Allegheny National Forest. Accessible from March until October.

276-acre stand of old and very large white pine in Elk State Forest with the interpretative Pine Tree Trail and Hicks Run Camping Area.

Nearly 50,000 acres. Many winding turns along a beautiful mountain stream make Wykoff Run Road a favorite for motorcyclists. Beaver Run Dam's pond and wetlands and Hoover Farm's fields are wildlife viewing areas.

Small fishing pond and quiet fishing lake, picnic sites, pavilions, gazebo, outdoor stage area, hiking trails, campground with 12 electric sites, and spacious play areas.

Heated public pool with pavilion, gas grill, and water basketball. Group/party rentals available with pricing based on group size and 2-hour minimum.

Picnic pavilion rentals, baseball and softball fields, playgrounds, volley ball courts, Frisbee golf, swimming, fishing, and handicap-accessible observation deck.

Events

august

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

september

2019fri13sep(sep 13)11:00 amsun15(sep 15)5:00 pmFeaturedBavarian Fall Fest11:00 am - 5:00 pm (15) EST St. Mary's Chamber, 53 S. St. Marys St, St. Mary's, PACounties:ElkCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019fri20sep(sep 20)9:00 amsun22(sep 22)4:00 pmFeaturedPeanut Butter Festival9:00 am - 4:00 pm (22) EST New BethlehemCounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019fri27sep(sep 27)7:00 amsun29(sep 29)4:00 pmFeaturedMarienville Oktoberfest7:00 am - 4:00 pm (29) EST Marienville Town Square, Route 66 Cherry StreetCounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

2019sat28sep(sep 28)12:00 amsun06oct(oct 6)11:59 pmFeaturedAutumn Leaf Festival12:00 am - (october 6) 11:59 pm EST Clarion, Main St, Clarion, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Children’s Events,Crafts & Markets,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Food & Wine,Theater & Arts

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