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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Hiking trail through 67 engraved boulders carved by Douglas M. Stahlman in the early 1900s, including Chapel Rock, where he lived and penned his journals. Pet friendly, picnic area.

Enjoy a commanding view of the Clarion River Valley from the 87.5-foot fire tower. See "Indian mills," unnatural indentations in stones used to grind grains.

Pennsylvania's only inland working lighthouse, 55 feet tall, 16 feet diameter, and seven stories. Open for public tours several times each year.

1,910 acres of steep valleys with beautiful scenery and outstanding wildlife habitat. Wildlife center, pontoon boat tours, wildlife watching, camping, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and hunting.

386 acres surrounded by nearly a half-million acres of state forests. Picnicking, hiking, camping (23 RV and tent sites), cross-country skiing, fishing, hunting, and 66 miles of snowmobile trails.

23 RV and tent sites. Most sites have electricity. Flush toilets, showers, and sanitary dump station available. Five walk-in tent sites offer a secluded streamside setting.

Nearly 8,500 acres in Elk State Forest. This large undeveloped area provides opportunities for primitive recreation such as hiking, hunting, fishing, and wildlife photography.

Public pool with slide, diving board, games, and fun events. 

One of Pennsylvania’s most photogenic waterfalls. 1.5 miles off Quehanna Highway on Red Run Road. Parking located at 41.27055,-78.247065

Public pool with classes and events. 

Events

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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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