Winter

Winter is a special time in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors, a time when scenery, spirit and weather conspire to produce storybook scenes and fantastic fun for everyone!

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Experience a hot tub in the snow, a friendly bed and breakfast, a jacuzzi suite for a romantic getaway, a cozy cabin buried in the woods or the convenience of a hotel while you are enjoying fun winter activities in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors.

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Stay warm this season!

Stock up on warm reds, crisp whites, and sparkling wines for holiday entertaining.  Straub Brewery, Clarion River Brewing Co, and Blackbird Distillery offer a unique experience, delicious varieties, and a touch of history. Check out the new Uncork Tasting Trail!

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region offers dozens of exhilarating outdoor activities on forest trails, mountain slopes, and frozen lakes along with plenty of ways to warm you up when you’re done!

  • Marienville is the Snowmobile Capital of Pennsylvania and offers access to the hundreds of miles of trails in the Allegheny National Forest.  You’ll want to be in Marienville on January 26th for the annual Winterfest Celebration with plenty of winter fun including snow sculptures, scavenger hunt, chili cook-off, a torchlight snowmobile parade, and more.
  • Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing are fun and easy to learn activities!  Our region has some of the most scenic and exhilarating trails you’ll ever experience weaving through gorgeous stretches of forested land.  Here’s a look at a few top picks to help you plan your adventure.
  • Experience Pennsylvania’s wild elk herd in the winter!  There are many opportunities to view these majestic creatures including the Elk Scenic Drive, designated viewing areas, and the Elk Country Visitor Center.
  • Enjoy some crazy chilly fun!  On January 12th, plunge into the icy Bennett’s Branch at the annual Medix Hotel Polar Bear Plunge!
  • Each February 2nd thousands of people gather from all over the world to witness the world-famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, announce his prediction how soon to expect spring!  Come experience Groundhog Day in Pennsylvania!

Events

december

2018fri16nov(nov 16)2:00 pmsat22dec(dec 22)4:00 pmFeatured2018 Holiday Art Show & Exhibit(november 16) 2:00 pm - (december 22) 4:00 pm EST The Red Brick Gallery, 17 Main St, Foxburg, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Arts,Featured,Holiday

2018sat15dec12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedHoliday Open House12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Sinnemahoning State Park, Wildlife Center, Sinnemahoning, PACounties:CameronCategory:Crafts & Markets,Featured,Holiday,State Parks: Events & Programs

2018sat15dec7:00 pm10:00 pmFeaturedBeers & Cheers7:00 pm - 10:00 pm est Straub Brewery, 303 Sorg St, St. Marys, PACounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Food & Wine,Music

2018sun16dec2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedWurlitzer Christmas Celebration2:00 pm - 4:00 pm est Lincoln Hall, 42 S. Palmer StreetCounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Music

2018sun23dec7:00 pm9:00 pmFeaturedPittsburgh Symphony Brass- The Song of Christmas7:00 pm - 9:00 pm est Memorial Church of Our Father, 110-136 Church St, Parker, PA Counties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Music

january

2019sat12jan11:00 am10:00 pmFeatured13th Annual Polar Bear Plunge11:00 am - 10:00 pm est The Medix Hotel 23155 Quehanna Hwy., (Medix Run) WeedvilleCounties:ElkCategory:Featured,Outdoor Adventure

2019sat12jan12:00 pm2:00 pmFeaturedBridal Expo12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST Allegheny Grille, 40 Main St, Foxburg, PACounties:ClarionCategory:Featured,Other

2019sat26jan10:00 am7:00 pmFeaturedMarienville Winterfest10:00 am - 7:00 pm EST MACA, 149 Pine St, Marienville, PACounties:ForestCategory:Fairs & Festivals,Featured,Outdoor Adventure

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