Clarion County

Stunning vistas and old growth forests … trickling streams and the “Wild and Scenic” Clarion and Allegheny Rivers…superb hunting and fishing, quaint small towns, and a world-famous fall festival … all this and more awaits you in Clarion River Country, part of the Great Outdoors region of Pennsylvania. Gateway to Cook Forest State Park, outdoor recreation of all types, including hiking,biking, canoeing, and camping.

  • Allegheny River - Foxburg

    Nationally designated as a Wild & Scenic river offering many recreational opportunities including boating, canoe & kayaking, fishing, wildlife watching and wilderness camping.
  • Allegheny River Trail

    Take a hike through one of the PA Wilds region's finest trails. Perfect for the serious hiker, the photo-enthusiast, or the nature-minded. There are many numerious sites that you don't want to miss along the Allegheny River Trail. Sites include the view from the Belmar Railroad Bridge, 50 Native American rock carvings that date back to 1200-1750,...
  • Armstrong Trail

    30 mile long great place to bicycle, walk, jog, bird watch or exercise. Horseback riding and cross country skiing are also possible on designated sections. Non-motorized use only.
  • Beaver Creek Nature Area

    A popular area for photography, bird-watching, hiking, fishing and picnicking. Beaver Creek contains 850 acres of lakes, wetlands and meadows stocked with Largemouth Bass and Bluegill for regulated fishing. There is also an onsite pavilion for picnics. The Seneca Rock Audubon Sociality identified well over 150 species of birds and waterfowl that...
  • Brady's Bend Overlook

    Located along Route 68, the overlook provides a spectacular 8-mile panoramic view of the magnificent bend in the Wild & Scenic Allegheny River. Bring your camera!
  • Camp Coffman

    Cabins, bunkhouse and dining hall. Great for vacations, reunions, receptions, hunting, and special events. Zip line, climbing tower, adventure course and trail rides by advance reservation.
    For camp information or reservations e-mail
  • Clarion Highlands Trail

    Located on the top of the Allegheny Plateau. This trail passes over the divide between the Clarion and Allegheny Rivers. It follows the Old Clarion Secondary Rail Corridor. This is a great summer trail to visit. The west trailhead is located at Belmar Village on the west side of the River.
  • Clarion River - Foxburg A-C Valley

    Wild & Scenic - 17.1 miles; Recreational - 34.6 miles; Total - 51.7 miles. Beginning just below Ridgway, this undeveloped river meanders through narrow valleys of hardwood forests. The Clarion is popular for family canoeing, as well as for trophy brown trout and smallmouth bass fishing.
  • Clarion River - Piney Dam

    Wild & Scenic deep water 14 mile long reservoir with unlimited horsepower boating. Fish Species: walleye, musky, catfish, bass, and panfish. See Clarion Water trail map.
  • Clarion River Trail

    A float down the Clarion River, 100 miles from Confluence of East and West Branch Clarion rivers to Parker Bridge, offers a unique visual experience with the river's diverse and mature vegetation, steep slopes, sinuous channel and varying water conditions. Meandering through a mostly undeveloped valley, the Clarion River Water Trail provides...
  • Cook Forest Area Scenic Trail Ride and Dude Ranch

    Featuring one- to five- hour trailrides, Clarion River All Day Ride, campground, bunkhouses, meals, swimming pool and cabins. Call 814-856-2081 for more information, or visit website.
  • Cook Forest Fire Tower

    The 87.5-foot fire tower built in 1929 gave firefighters a 15-20 mile view of the Clarion River Valley and area. The tower retired from service in 1966. Periodically, the box on the top of the tower is open during interpretive programs. Visitors can park their cars and walk a short distance to Seneca Point Overlook and the fire tower for a...
  • Cook Forest State Park

    The 8,500 acre park, once called the "Black Forest," is famous for its stands of old growth forest. Cook Forest's "Forest Cathedral" of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. The Clarion River is along the eastern border of the park and is popular for canoeing and fishing. Call or go online for camping reservations. Tent...
  • Foremost Trophy Hunting Ranch, LLC

    Vacation on 96 acre deer ranch, cozy cabin, bunk beds sleeps 4-6, living room, kitchen, full bath, available January-August. Fully guided trophy whitetail hunts September-December.
  • Foxburg Country Club & American Golf Hall of Fame

    “Golf the way it was meant to be.” Welcome to the oldest golf course in continuous use in the United States. Tucked into a grove of ancient oaks, on an escarpment high above the gentle Allegheny River, our beautiful log clubhouse commands an imposing view of the valley below. Built in 1912 as a private residence, it was acquired by the Country...
  • Foxburg Tours

    Specializing in Segway tours of the historic Riverstone Estate, boat tours on the beautiful Allegheny River and bicycle rentals for the Foxburg bike trail.
  • Kahle Lake

    251 acre reservoir. Electric and unpowered boats only. Boat ramp and parking available. Fishing includes musky, walleye, crappies and perch. Great for kayaking and canoeing.
  • Long Shot Ammo & Arms

    The area's premier gun shop for shooters, hunters, collectors & protectors. Also check out our indoor shooting range and tour our Swift Safariland Museum.
  • Longfellow Trail

    1.2-mile, moderate hiking

    About 60,000 people hike this trail each year. Many of the trees have been standing for well over 300 years, and some of the hemlocks are over 400 years old. This trail starts at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Center, passes the Memorial Fountain, goes through a large wind damaged area, then emerges into some...
  • Paul's Pumpkin Patch

    Unfortunately, due to poor crops they will be closed in 2016.

    Home of the "famous" Frogtown Flinger pumpkin launcher! Pick your own pumpkins, fall decorating items, Not "too" Scary Nighttime Hayrides, petting zoo, and special events weekends in October. School groups welcome. Located 1 mile off Rt. 66 at Frogtown.
  • Piney Dam - Clarion River

    Wild & Scenic deep water 14 mile long reservoir with unlimited horsepower boating. Fish Species: walleye, musky, catfish, bass, and panfish.
  • Redbank Valley Trail

    Redbank Valley Trails is a 51-mile non-motorized, 4-season trail currently being developed and improved. It was recognized by DCNR as PA’s Trail of the Year for 2014! 42 miles parallel the scenic Redbank Creek through mostly natural areas. The trail travels from the confluence with the Allegheny River (MP 0) through New Bethlehem in Clarion...
  • Sandy Creek Trail

    Sandy Creek Trail runs east to the Village of Van, and will eventually connect with the Clarion Highlands Trail. The trail is paved asphalt. Nine miles south of Belmar, Indian God Rock can be found along the trail.
  • Seneca Point Overlook

    Located in Cook Forest State Park near old firetower #9 features a breathtaking view from more than 80 feet above the Clarion River.
  • Wolfs Camping Resort

    500 sites, bathhouse and laundry, cabins, planned activities, arcade, fishing lake, 9-hole executive golf course, heated pool, ice-cream shop & snack bar.

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