Spring

Warm spring air, sweetened by the newly green landscape is inviting you to get outside, shake off the winter chill and enjoy a refreshing Great Outdoors getaway!

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Laurel Fields

Pennsylvania’s state flower, the Mountain Laurel, is perhaps the most beautiful of native American shrubs and can be seen blossoming in June throughout our forestlands. The most popular being the Laurel Fields in Clear Creek State Forest.

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Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous

Carvers from across the nation and around the world will gather in the beautiful little town of Ridgway to transform hardwood logs into life-sized works of wildlife art, large totem poles and abstract pieces with their saws and hand tools.  You’ll find everything from bears to birds to the downright bizarre.

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Great Outdoors Photo Contest

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau will sponsor four photo contests in 2018-19, each with a different theme and cash prizes. We encourage everyone to submit their vacation photos, day-trip photos, or just a short hike through the woods! Amateur and professional pictures are welcome.

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Firefly Season

The rare and mesmerizing synchronous fireflies flash in unison for a few weeks each June and July, and they put on a dazzling show for anyone willing to stop and watch. A family-friendly celebration happening on June 22nd is a great place to see these unique lightning bugs in action.

  • Attention shutterbugs!  Grab your cameras and hit the trails.  Our area boasts many scenic vistas and overlooks including Beartown Rocks and Brady’s Bend.  You will definitely want to check out the Mountain Laurel between mid May and early June to witness the state flower during full bloom!  Share your photos on our facebook page!
  • Horsing Around!  The horses want to stretch their legs too!  Experience the Great Outdoors on horseback.  Outfitters and guides provide enjoyable experiences for all levels of riders.  View elk and other wildlife while horseback riding.  Camping is also available along with an equestrian friendly Bed & Breakfast!
  • Festivals, Fairs and Celebrations are plentiful this time of year and well into summer.  The best part of small towns is celebrating big!  We celebrate syrup, flowers, Indians, peanut butter, Autumn leaves, groundhogs and more!  Come celebrate with us and make some memories!  Visit our event calendar to start planning your trip!

Events

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2020sat01feb12:00 amsun02(feb 2)11:00 pmFeaturedGroundhog Day Celebration 202012:00 am - 11:00 pm (2) EST Downtown Punxsutawney and Gobblers Knob (Woodland Avenue Extension)Counties:JeffersonCategory:Holiday

2020sun02feb3:00 am8:00 amFeaturedGroundhog Day Prognostication 20203:00 am - 8:00 am EST Gobblers Knob Woodland Avenue Extension Punxsutawney, 1548 Woodland Ave ExtCounties:Jefferson

2020fri07feb(feb 7)9:00 amsun09(feb 9)3:00 pmFeaturedKellettville Sportsmans Club Annual Coyote Hunt9:00 am - 3:00 pm (9) EST KellettvilleCounties:ForestCategory:Outdoor Adventure

2020fri07feb(feb 7)6:00 pmsun09(feb 9)12:00 pmFeaturedWinter Women in the Wilds6:00 pm - 12:00 pm (9) EST Sinnemahoning State Park, 4843 Park Road Counties:CameronCategory:Outdoor Adventure,State Parks: Events & Programs

2020sat15feb(feb 15)9:00 amsun16(feb 16)12:00 pmFeaturedJefferson County Longrifles Annual Winter Rendevous9:00 am - 12:00 pm (16) EST 1000 Harriger Hollow Rd., (Ramsaytown) BrookvilleCounties:JeffersonCategory:Fairs & Festivals

2020sat15feb11:00 am3:00 pmFeaturedSnowman in the Forest Day11:00 am - 3:00 pm EST Cook Forest State ParkCounties:Clarion,Cook ForestCategory:Other Events

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