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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Spring

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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PAGO BBQ Tour

The NEW PA Great Outdoors BBQ Tour features some of the best BBQ'rs in the area showing off their grill skills!

PA Firefly Festival

Come celebrate Pennsylvania's official insect, the firefly! [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 and yard sales provide a wonderful way to...[more]

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