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

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

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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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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 Viewing

Kids love the Discovery Room, exhibits, and 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

Located along Route 68, 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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Learn about Wildlife

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

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Punxsutawney

Bring the family and come meet the world-famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil! There are plenty of fun things to do in the Weather Capital of the World any time of year!

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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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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 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

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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Scripture Rocks

Short hiking trail to view over 70 engraved boulders carved in the early 1900s scattered throughout the 4-acre park.  Information guides are available for a small donation.

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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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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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Feed the Fish

The Heath Twp Sportsman Club raises trout for a kids fishing derby held each May and stock five local streams for the annual fishing seasons.  Stop in and feed the fish at the nursery!

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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 America!

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