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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Dedicated to promoting public hiking, biking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, geocaching, and ATV recreational trails in and around Clarion County.

New three-mile loop connecting Clarion to the Clarion River that winds through hemlocks and hardwoods, passing over creeks until you view the river below.

18-mile crushed-limestone rail-trail along Little Toby Creek and Clarion River from Brockway to Ridgway for hiking, bicycling, and cross-country skiing with ghost towns and swinging bridge.

Clear Creek State Park encompasses more than 1,900 acres and occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley. It offers hiking, camping, rustic cabins, and Clarion River access for fishing, swimming, and paddling.

Trail tunnel built in the 1870s, expanded to 608 feet and reopened with major upgrades in August 2018 as part of the scenic Redbank Valley Trail.

8,500-acre park with old-growth forests along Clarion River, 29 miles of hiking trails, camping, cabins, playgrounds, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, scenic views, and wildlife.

1,256 acres named for Chief Cornplanter, leader of the Seneca Nation. Activities: hiking, biking, camping, fishing, wildlife viewing, and cross-country skiing.

15.8-mile hiking-only trail with a variety of terrain and spectacular scenery, over ridges and through hollows, in prime wild elk viewing habitat.

Eight-mile trail from Brockway to Allens Mills runs along and crosses Mill Creek with five bridges by beaver dams and wetlands. Under construction, possible rough terrain.

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.

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april

2019thu25apr(apr 25)10:00 ammon29(apr 29)5:00 pmFeaturedRidgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous10:00 am - 5:00 pm (29) EST Center St., Ridgway, 109 Center StCounties:ElkCategory:Arts,Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Outdoor Adventure

may

2019sat04may3:00 pm8:00 pmFeaturedNutty Wine, Shine, and Brew Fest3:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST Gumtown Memorial Park, 301 Water St, New Bethlehem, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Food & Wine,Uncorked

2019sat18may(may 18)8:00 amsun19(may 19)3:00 pmFeaturedTour De Forest Spring Ride8:00 am - 3:00 pm (19) EST Forest County, Marienville, PACounties:ForestCategory:Featured,Nature & Wildlife,Outdoor Adventure

2019fri24may(may 24)7:00 pmsun26(may 26)10:00 pmFeaturedCook Forest Living History Weekend7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (26) EST Cook Forest State Park Office, Rt 36, Cooksburg, PACounties:Cook ForestCategory:Featured,History & Heritage,Holiday

2019sat25may10:00 am8:00 pmFeaturedMayfest10:00 am - 8:00 pm EST Fryburg, Main StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured

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