FREE Activities in the PA Great Outdoors

We've compiled a list of fun places to visit that won't cost you a penny!  (These are things you'll actually want to do!)  The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors' 5-county region offers FREE things to do that will entertain adventurers of all ages!  Come see Pennsylvania's wild elk herd, explore great trails, and seek excitement around every bend!  

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BWP Bat Factory Tour

BWP Bat Factory Tour

Swing into the BWP Bat Factory in Brookville for a FREE tour and get your name laser engraved on your very own baseball bat, just like the pros use!

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Tionesta Fish Hatchery

Fish Hatchery

Enjoy a free tour of the Tionesta Fish Hatchery and see where muskellunge, walleye, and steelhead fingerlings are raised for stocking Pennsylvania's waters.

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Clear Creek State Park

Take a Dip

Clear Creek State Park has a beautiful sandy beach and swimming area along with picnic tables, pavilions, and charcoal grills for a perfect summer outing!

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Elk Country Visitor Center

Elk Viewing

Kids love the Discovery Room where they can touch antlers, hooves and fur! The 4D Theatre offers the smell of sitting around a campfire, the feeling of thunder, and the sounds of an elk bugling.

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Brady's Bend Overlook

Brady's Bend

Located along Route 68 in Clarion County, the overlook provides a spectacular 8-mile panoramic view of the entrenched meander, standing over 500 feet above the Wild & Scenic Allegheny River.

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Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park

Learn about Wildlife

Explore the Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park and crawl through a bear's den and other state-of-the-art galleries and exhibits including wildlife watching, camping, and a park ranger's office.

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Phil's Burrow

Phil's Burrow

The Weather Capital of the World is filled with groundhog-loving visitors all year. Come meet the prognosticator of prognosticators, Punxsutawney Phil!

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Cook Forest Fire Tower

Perfect View

Appreciate a commanding view up to 20 miles of the Clarion River Valley in Cook Forest.  The 87' fire tower provides an unforgettable observation more than 1600 feet above.

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Longfellow Trail

Tallest Trees

Did you know Cook Forest is home to the tallest trees in the northeastern United States?  Hike the Longfellow Trail and experience the Forest Cathedral.

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Umbrella Rock

Umbrella Rocks

Trek the short hike to an impressive arrangement of rocks.  This area within the state gamelands near Ridgway also features geocaches, caves and other large rock formations.

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Beartown Rocks

Beartown Rocks

Best kept secret in Clear Creek! House-sized boulders are scattered throughout the area with breathtaking scenic views, hiking trails, and they're great for climbing!

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Fred Woods Trail

Top of the World

Take in the views from Mason Hill Overlook, known as "top of the world." Unique rock formations and scenic vistas along the Fred Woods Trail in Cameron County.

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Straub Brewery

Beer Tour

Enjoy a free tour of the Straub Brewery in St. Marys and a sample from the Eternal Tap. The brewery is 3rd oldest in the country and last to use returnable bottles!

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Hicks Run Viewing Area

Elk Viewing

Covered, handicap accessible viewing blind provides incredible views and fantastic photo opportunities for elk and other wildlife.  Ten minutes from Elk Country Visitor Center.

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American Golf Hall of Fame

Golf Hall of Fame

Priceless collections of over 400 years of golf history including golf clubs and other exhibits at the American Golf Hall of Fame on the oldest golf course in continuous use in the United States!

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