Kids and Family

Kids & Family

Summer is finally here 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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Jump in! Get ready for a fun-filled Summer! The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region has plenty of things to do on your family vacation or short getaway from everyday life.

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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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PA Firefly Festival

Come celebrate Pennsylvania's official insect, the firefly! [more]

The French & Indian War Encampment

Take a walk back in time and visit the beautiful Cook Forest State Park for a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian War.[more]

Tour De Forest - Spring Ride

Enjoy an organized ATV ride through the scenic Allegheny National Forest on May 21st and 22nd. Bring the family and ATVs for a weekend of fun![more]

Check out our new Tasting Trail!

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