Trails & Rec

If you want new places to hike or bike, the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region is blessed with hundreds of miles of marvelous trails awaiting your exploration. From flat, leisurely rail-trails to steep, rugged mountain routes, the variety here will appeal to everyone from young families to adventure racers. The Redbank Valley Trail, Pennsylvania’s first Trail of the Year, and many others throughout the region offer year-round usage for hikers, mountain bikers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and more.

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Hundreds of miles of trails designated for hiking, biking, equestrian, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and ATV riding. Outdoor recreation including swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking, and camping.

36 miles located on the former Allegheny Valley Railroad line along the Allegheny River in Clarion and Armstrong Counties.  Trailhead in East Brady.

141-mile hiking trail traversing six counties including Jefferson, Clarion, and Forest Counties through Cook Forest State Park and the Allegheny National Forest.

The "best-kept secret” in Clear Creek State Forest. Massive house-sized boulders, created by glaciers, with breathtaking scenic views and hiking trails.

1,465 acres managed by Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in Jay Township, Elk County. Open to the public for hiking and hunting.

Easy 1.4 mile self-guided trail with 36 interpretive signs highlighting vegetative management in the Central Allegheny Plateau Ecosystem and the historical significance of the Dahoga area.

In Elk State Forest featuring the Square Timber Wild Area and Bucktail and Johnson Run Natural Areas with a dozen well-marked hiking trails.

Scenic trail along Big Mill Creek with three loops totaling 7.7 miles. The trailhead offers parking and restroom. 10 miles north of Ridgway.

34-mile trail located in the Elk State Forest starting at Sizerville State Park and ending in Sinnemahoning with many mountain vistas.

Over 16,400-acre natural area near Emporium. Four major hiking and backpacking treks include Quehanna, Bucktail Path, Donut Hole, and Chuck Keiper trails.

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october

2018wed31oct7:00 pmwed9:00 pmFeaturedCathedral by Candlelight7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning ClassroomCounties:Cook ForestCategory:Featured,History & Heritage,Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure,State Parks: Events & Programs

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2018fri02nov(nov 2)10:00 amsun04(nov 4)5:00 pmFeaturedGingerbread Tour10:00 am - 5:00 pm (4) EST Counties:Cook Forest,JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018sat03nov7:30 pmsat10:30 pmFeaturedJosh Turner Live in Punxsutawney7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EST Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 North Jefferson StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Featured,Music

2018sat10nov(nov 10)10:30 amsun11(nov 11)4:00 pmFeatured7th Annual Tour for Elk Ride & Toy Drive10:30 am - 4:00 pm (11) EST Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PACounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Outdoor Adventure

2018fri16nov(nov 16)1:00 ammon26(nov 26)1:00 amFeaturedA Christmas Gathering in Brockway1:00 am - 1:00 am (26) EST Brockway, Taylor Memorial Park, Brockway, PA Counties:JeffersonCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018fri16nov(nov 16)10:00 amsun18(nov 18)5:00 pmFeaturedOnce Upon a Christmas10:00 am - 5:00 pm (18) EST Knox, downtown Knox, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018fri30novsat01decFeaturedFestival of Trees10:00 am - (december 1) 4:00 pm EST Sawmill Center for the Arts, 140 Theatre Lane, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook ForestCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday

2018fri30nov(nov 30)4:00 pmsun02dec(dec 2)10:00 pmFeaturedVictorian Christmas4:00 pm - (december 2) 10:00 pm est Brookville, Main StCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,History & Heritage

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