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 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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Autumn Leaf Festival

The 61st Annual Autumn Leaf Festival in Downtown Clarion is September 20-28. This nine day, award-winning festival is loaded with fun events and activities including carnival rides, games, Farmers & Crafters Day and Tournament of...[more]

Eat Healthy, Eat Local

Farmer's markets have a delicious selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables. From mouth-watering corn on the cob to juicy apples perfect for a pie![more]

Find your treasure at our local Flea Markets

Calling all shoppers, seekers and browsers - Come and Explore! Stroll through treasure-filled alleys with great buys and rare finds. You never know what you'll discover! Flea Markets provide a wonderful way to spend a...[more]

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