Groundhog Day

Visit the Weather Capital of the World

You don't have to wait until February 2nd to meet the world-famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil!  There are plenty of things to do throughout the summer too!  Come experience the Weather Capital of the World!

Punxsutawney Groundhog Festival

Punxsy Groundhog Festival

A week-long festival held in Barclay Square with live entertainment, vendors, rides and games, family fun and so much more!  July 3rd - 9th  Come celebrate the 50th anniversary!

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Special Handling Required!

Special Handling Required!

Have you ever wondered who takes care of Punxsutawney Phil and his family throughout the year? The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club's Inner Circle - better known as the guys in the top hats!

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My Visit to Groundhog Day

"My Visit to Groundhog Day"

We asked GO Magazine readers to submit their PA Great Outdoors vacation stories. Here’s one from Yvonne Bosch from Romeo, Michigan, about her and her husband Jerome’s Groundhog Day adventure.

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Welcome to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania!

The small town of Punxsutawney is appropriately nicknamed, the Weather Capital of World!  Each Groundhog Day, thousands of spectators trek to Gobbler's Knob to witness the world-famous prognosticator, Punxsutawney Phil make his annual prediction when to expect spring!

But you don't need to fight the cold weather or crowds to enjoy Punxsutawney.  

Phantastic Phil

The first thing you'll notice when arriving in Punxsutawney, are 32 larger than life Phantastic Phil statues decorating the streets and businesses throughout the town.  Can you find them all?

What would a trip to Punxsutawney be without visiting Phil and his family?!  Stop by Phil's Burrow, located off Barclay Square at the Punxsutawney Memorial Library.

The site of the famous weather forecast, Gobbler's Knob is open all year.  It's picturesque woodland setting is visited by 20,000+ each February 2nd.

There's a new trail in town!  The Gobbler's Knob Trail is a half mile informative trail identifying plants and wildlife in the park. You will also find markers along the trail where you can learn about the history of Punxsutawney, Groundhog Day, and the legend of Punxsutawney Phil.

Stretch your legs on the scenic 15-mile Mahoning Shadow Trail where you could pass by historic coke ovens, a waterfall, or see a few fish jump in the Mahoning Creek.  The trail can be accessed at several points.  Walkers, runners, bikers and cross-country skiers are welcome.  Maps are available at the chamber office.

Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center

Kids and adults alike can discover the science and folklore behind weather prediction at the interactive Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center.   From creating a thunderstorm to the AccuWeather Green Screen, you’ll be totally immersed in weather!

Feeling hungry?  Try the famous hamburger on a hot dog bun at Nick's Corner Lunch at 265 N. Findley Street.  This unique treat is like nothing you've ever tasted and absolutely delicious! Why? Because that's the way it has been done since 1926!

History buffs can check out vintage clothing, sports memorabilia, a Groundhog Day history section and so much more at the Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society.

Visit the Groundhog Club Headquarters to see rare and historical Groundhog Club, Groundhog Day, and Punxsutawney Phil items on display.

Your trip isn't complete without an official souvenir!  "Weather" you're looking for an official Groundhog t-shirt, jewelry, toys, a quirky hat or a shirt for your'll find it at the Punxsutawney Phil's Official Souvenirs Shop!

Punxsutawney has two new wineries you must try!  Shadow Vineyard and Winery is situated in a beautiful rural setting with the vineyard as a backdrop currently offering 15 wine varieties.  Groundhog Winery is brand new located on Route 36 offering 12 wine varieties.  Both wineries are approximately 10 minutes from downtown Punxsutawney.

Looking for a place to stay the night?  Click here for more information about Punxsutawney including places to stay, restaurants, attractions and more!

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