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 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

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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Take a step back in time...

Brookville's Victorian Main Street located in Jefferson County is a magical experience during the Christmas holiday![more]

Christmas in the Wilds

Visit Emporium on December 12th for the annual Christmas in the Wilds event![more]

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]

Check out our new Tasting Trail!

Uncork PAGO



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