Kids and Family

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

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.

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Easter Activities

Easter celebrations are exceptionally fun in the Great Outdoors with annual traditions, egg hunts, delicious meals, and other events to bring out the kid in us all![more]

Blackbird Distillery Celebrates One Year In Business

It's been one year since real handmade moonshine came to Jefferson County with the opening of Blackbird Distillery in Brookville, Pennsylvania![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]

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