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.

  • Beartown Rocks

    The best kept secret in Clear Creek State Forest. This impressive collection of house-sized boulders, created by glaciers, are fascinating landmarks scattered throughout the area. Breathtaking scenic views from the top of these enormous rocks. Climb the rock formation creating a staircase to a vista overlooking the valley below. Easy hiking trails...
  • Clarion Little Toby Trail

    18-mile crushed limestone rail-trail along the Clarion River and Little Toby Creek from Ridgway to Brockway for hiking, bicycling, and cross-country skiing with ghost towns and swinging bridge. Experienced hikers, mountain bikers and cross country skiers will appreciate the length and variety of the trail, while novices will love the easy grade! ...
  • 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...
  • Clear Creek State Forest

    Clear Creek State Forest provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation, fishing, hunting and primitive camping. The forest has plenty of recreational trails available. Trails within the forest are open to mountain biking and to horseback riding unless posted closed. Primitive campers spending no more than one night on the State Forest do not...
  • Clear Creek State Park

    The park occupies a scenic portion of the Clear Creek Valley from PA 949 to the Clarion River. Recreational opportunities include: camping; canoeing, hunting, swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking and winter activities. Call or go online for camping reservations. Cabins and yurts are available. Picnic tables, pavilions, and charcoal grills...
  • Cloe Lake

    Cloe Reservoir, a 27-acre lake in Jefferson County, is stocked with largemouth bass, trout, panfish and saugeye fingerling. There is easy access for shore fishing. You can fish for bass, trout and panfish at the reservoir. Boating at Cloe Lake is limited to boats powered by electric motors and un-powered boats. Cloe Reservoir is a great paddling...
  • 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...
  • Farmers Inn

    Wildlife park including bear, deer and cougars, driving range, miniature golf courses, Brand New restaurant, bulk food store, and gift shops. Open Mother's Day thru Labor Day 7 days a week 9am-9pm, spring and fall weekends. Route 949, 2 miles north of Sigel.
  • Five Bridges Trail

    8 mile trail Brockway to Allens Mills runs along and crosses Mill Creek with five bridges by beaver dams and wetlands. Under construction-possible rough terrain.
  • Gobbler's Knob Trail

    Gobbler’s Knob, the beautiful park where world-famous weather forecaster Punxsutawney Phil makes his annual prediction, will have an informative new trail to stroll along this summer.

    The trail, almost half a mile long, has stops where you can learn about the history of Punxsutawney, Groundhog Day, and the legend of Punxsutawney Phil.

    The...
  • Harmon Field and George C. Brown Community Pool

    A recreational area includes tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, a pavilion, picnic tables and grills, and a community pool. Located one block from the heart of downtown off Liberty Street.
  • Jefferson County Reynlow Park

    Small fishing pond and quiet fishing lake compliment well maintained picnic sites, pavilions, gazebo, outdoor stage area, campground with 12 electric sites, and spacious play areas. Secluded and restful, quick access via I-80 and major state roadways.
  • Lewis Painter Memorial Trout Nursery

    Stop in and feed the fish! Each year since 1955, the Heath Township Sportsman's Club raises over 8,500 trout and stock five local streams for the fishing season. The club hosts a fishing derby each May at the Clear Creek State Park swimming hole for children 12 and under.
  • Mahoning Shadow Trail

    The Mahoning Shadow Trail stretches 15 miles along the corridor of the former Penn Central Railroad. The trail winds along the scenic Mahoning Creek for most of its course throughout the Punxsutawney area. The trail is designed for non-motorized recreational usage including bicyclists, walkers, runners, and cross-country skiers.

    Visitors will...
  • Mysterious Maze

    Mysterious Maze -The most challenging and exciting maze you'll ever encounter! Indoor, two story, dark, eerie music, lighted optical illusions. Call for hours. May-September.
    5 miles south of Cook Forest, 10 miles north of I-80 on route 36.
  • Performance Kayak

    Specializing in fishing kayaks with full line of kayaks from touring/recreational to competition/racing, surfskis, accessories, PFDs, paddles, racks, and transportation systems.
  • Pine Crest

    100+ acres. Full hook-ups, water & electric or primitive camping. Shower house, dump station. Fully furnished non-smoking cabins. Fireplaces, covered porch. Horse stables, deep forest trail rides, pony rides, canoes, tubes, mini-golf, go-carts, bumper boats, & slick-track. Pavilion with recreation area available. Open seasonally.
  • Pinecrest Country Club

    Beautiful 18 hole USGA/WPGA golf course nestled within the rolling hills of Brookville, PA. Pro-Shop. Driving range. Restaurant. Open to the public. Tee-time required.
  • 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...
  • Scottish Heights Lodge

    Spectacular views, Scottish-style bunkers, tree lined fairways, undulating greens, water hazards on five holes, new lodge suites, Bagpiper's Restaurant for steaks, fully-stocked pro shop, affordable luxury condominiums and all inclusive golf packages.
  • Scripture Rocks Heritage Park

    Short, easy hiking trail around a 4-acre park featuring over 70 engraved boulders carved by Douglas M. Stahlman in the early 1900's including Chapel Rock where he lived and penned his journals.
  • 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.
  • Tobecco Trail

    8 mile hiking trail along the Wild and Scenic Clarion River linking Cook Forest and Clear Creek State Parks with scenic overlooks and vistas.
  • Walter Dick Memorial Park

    Offering a picnic area, playground, swimming, fly-fishing, walking trails, and North Fork Environmental Education Center. Off Main Street just outside the historic district.
  • Wolf Run Trail

    Scenic hiking and biking 4.2 miles crushed limestone trail with 4 bridges between Brockway and Falls Creek, parallels Route 219, on former Pennsylvania Railroad Line 651.

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