Kids and Family

Kids & Family

Summer is finally here 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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Summer

Summer

Jump in! Get ready for a fun-filled Summer! The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region has plenty of things to do on your family vacation or short getaway from everyday life.

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Trails & Recreation

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 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 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.

Short videos highlighting destinations, attractions, and outdoor activities you'll want to check out!

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"The Revenant": Replica Muzzleloader to be raffled!

The 11th Annual Antique Firearms & Indian Artifact Show on September 3rd features all types of antique firearms through 1898.[more]

Autumn Leaf Festival

The 63rd annual Autumn Leaf Festival in downtown Clarion, Pennsylvania is September 24th - October 2nd. This nine day, award winning festival is loaded with fun events and activities including carnival rides, games, Farmers &...

Get Nutty in New Bethlehem!

New Bethlehem, home to Smucker's peanut butter factory, is also home to an annual peanut butter festival![more]

Check out our new Tasting Trail!

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