Kids and Family

Kids & Family

Plenty of fall family fun in the Great Outdoors including pumpkin picking and leaf peeping!  Or hide from the cold and visit a discovery center with interactive exhibits.  Learning can be fun!

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Plan a trip to the Great Outdoors region this fall and enjoy the crisp mountain air and kaleidoscope of colors! Scenic drives, mountain vistas, and many leaf peeping opportunities!

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Trails & Recreation

Trails & Recreation

Hiking and bicycling are two of the most popular activities in the region. Experience the vivid colors of fall while following one of the many trails winding through the Great Outdoors.

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Cook Forest State Park

Cook Forest

Rated one of America's top 50 state parks, this National Natural Landmark is the perfect destination for a day or make a new family tradition and spend a week every year!

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Elk Viewing

Elk Viewing

Pennsylvania is home to the largest free-roaming elk herd in the Northeast.  Seeing an elk for the first time is an extraordinary experience and something you will never forget!

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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors

The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region is made up of five distinct counties each boasting with small town charm and pride in their heritage!  Throughout this website you will find so much to explore in northwest Pennsylvania.

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Halloween Happenings

Looking for some spooky fun? Come where your worst nightmares are ready to play! We have plenty for the little goblins too including pumpkin picking, hayrides and more!

Timelessness Meets Technology in the PA Wilds

From the earliest days of prehistoric hunters, the ritual has been the same. Waking before dawn, they gather only what’s necessary, trudge forth from the camp, tent or shelter and trek to a remote stand, blind, or favored spot;...[more]

Wineries Help Warm The Season

Getting together with friends and going wine-tasting is especially fun in the fall. The wonderful aromas of fruit and spice that surround us every autumn can be savored sip by sip in a hundred different ways at our local...[more]

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