Kids & Family

Winter has finally come to an end, and now it's time to get outside! Escape to the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors and get in touch with all things nature! The kids are going to love it!

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Sweet spring air and a newly green countryside invite you to get outside, shake off the winter chill and enjoy a refreshing Pennsylvania Great Outdoors getaway with plenty of adventure!

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Trails & Recreation

Hiking and bicycling are two of the most popular activities in the region. Follow one of the many scenic trails winding through the Great Outdoors including the 2014 Trail of the Year!

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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

Pennsylvania is home to the largest free-roaming elk herd  in the eastern U.S.  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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The French & Indian War Encampment

Take a walk back in time and visit the beautiful Cook Forest State Park for a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian War.[more]

Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic

Test your strength and racing know-how as you course down one of the largest downriver paddling events in the state! Named 2014 PA Wilds Event of the Year![more]

Tour De Forest - Spring Ride

Enjoy an organized ATV ride through the scenic Allegheny National Forest on May 20th and 21st. Bring the family and ATVs for a weekend of fun![more]

Check out our new Tasting Trail!




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