Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

Jefferson County

Small town charm is our specialty! Unique shops and restaurants invite you to visit the historical Main Streets, meet some friendly faces, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Brockway, Pennsylvania


Once thriving in the lumber industry and eventually becoming a hub for glass manufacturing, Brockway is a charming little town located in the north-east corner of Jefferson County.  Rails-to-Trails pathways are accessible year-round for hiking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.  Golfers can hit the green at 9-hole and 18-hole public courses.

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Brookville, Pennsylvania


Convenient access from I-80 and routes 322, 36 and 28 makes Brookville the perfect stopover spot. Several restaurants, gas stations and hotels are open 24-hours. Only minutes from Cook Forest State Park and Clear Creek State Forest, Brookville invites you to revisit the turn of the century and take the self-guided walking tour through the 90-acre historic downtown and enjoy the beautiful architecture.

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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania


Punxsutawney is a fascinating little town decorated with 32 larger-than-life fiberglass statues. Meet a local celebrity, Punxsutawney Phil, the world famous weather prognosticator. Trek over to Gobbler's Knob for a photo op, where Phil makes his annual prediction every February 2nd. Your trip to the Weather Capital of the World wouldn't be complete without visiting the Weather Discover Center where you can create a thunderstorm, watch a tornado form, and learn fun facts about the weather!

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Cook Forest State Park

Cook Forest

One of the finest stands of virgin timber in the eastern United States is located here in Cook Forest State Park. The extraordinary quality of this ancient forest assured selection as one of the top-50 state parks across the nation by National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Cooksburg was founded in the early 1830s by John Cook who initiated a great lumber dynasty. The old Cook sawmill now houses the Sawmill Center for the Arts which provides craft markets, festivals and live theatre-in-the-round as well as instruction of traditional arts and crafts by nationally acclaimed artisans.

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