Selected as a Pennsylvania Outstanding Community! This charming university town is recognized for its quality of life and is just minutes from the nationally-recognized Cook Forest State Park. Clarion is located on the banks of the “Wild and Scenic” Clarion River. 


Regarded as the "Autumn Leaf Capital of the World", Clarion's historic Main Street is lined with old-fashioned street lamps creating a nostalgic setting for downtown shopping. Two national wild and scenic rivers, the Clarion and Allegheny, provide a multitude of options for outdoor recreation.

Nearby communities host a variety of events throughout the year honoring Smucker's peanut butter, Irish heritage, wildflowers, horse thieves, river running and an annual festival of trees.

This outstanding resort area offers canoeing, kayaking, tubing, hiking and biking trails along with 7,000 acres of woodlands.

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