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

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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Blackbird Distillery Celebrates One Year In Business

It's been one year since real handmade moonshine came to Jefferson County with the opening of Blackbird Distillery in Brookville, Pennsylvania![more]

Come see what all the "buzz" is about!

Each February, the historic town of Ridgway, Pennsylvania welcomes hundreds of chainsaw carvers and thousands of spectators to the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous. Carvers showcase their talents creating amazing works of art...[more]

Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic

Test your strength and racing know-how as you course down one of the largest downriver paddling events in the state! Named 2014 PA Wilds Event of the Year![more]

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