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

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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