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.

  • Beartown Rocks

    The best kept secret in Clear Creek State Park. 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 Rail Trail

    Rail-trail stretches for 18 miles from Brockway to Ridgway. Experienced hikers, mountain bikers and cross country skiers will appreciate the length and variety of the trail, while novices will love the easy grade! The entire trail is surfaced with crushed limestone. Trailheads are located in Brockway at Taylor Park, 7th Avenue and in Ridgway at...
  • 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 & cougars, driving range, 3 miniature golf courses, restaurant. Ice cream parlor & bulk food. Two gift shops. Open Mother's Day thru Labor Day 7 days 9-9, spring and fall weekends. Route 949, 2 miles north of Sigel.
  • 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.
  • Jesse's Dream Park

    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.
  • Kyle Lake

    165 acres reservoir with a handicapped accessible fishing pier. Electric motors and unpowered boats only. Boat ramp and parking available. Great for fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Big Bass Program regulations. Fish Species: Bass, Pike, Catfish, Walleye, and panfish.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.

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