Kids and Family

Kids & Family

Exciting opportunities to make some memories outside in the snow or spend the day indoors, somewhere warm!  Let us help you plan your family vacation or a day out with the kids!

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Winter

Winter

Winter is special in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors!  A time when scenery, spirit and weather conspire to produce storybook scenes and fantastic fun for everyone!

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Trails & Recreation

Trails & Recreation

The hiking and biking trails that you enjoy in the summer can be just as, if not more, fun in the winter.  Foot, sled or ski - This winter, let the first tracks in the fresh snow be yours!

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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 Northeast.  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 best gifts don't come from a big box!

Avoid the crowded malls searching through the same gifts as last year for that one person who already has everything! Fun, unique and one-of-a-kind gifts and shopping experiences are right in our backyard![more]

Timelessness Meets Technology in the PA Wilds

From the earliest days of prehistoric hunters, the ritual has been the same. Waking before dawn, they gather only what’s necessary, trudge forth from the camp, tent or shelter and trek to a remote stand, blind, or favored spot;...[more]

Wineries Help Warm The Season

Getting together with friends and going wine-tasting is especially fun in the fall. The wonderful aromas of fruit and spice that surround us every autumn can be savored sip by sip in a hundred different ways at our local...[more]

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