Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Each February 2nd thousands of people gather from all over the world to witness the world-famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, announce his prediction how soon to expect spring!  Come experience Groundhog Day in Pennsylvania!

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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Groundhog Day Festivities

Groundhog Day in PA

Celebrate Groundhog Day with world-famous prognosticator, Punxsutawney Phil, in the Weather Capital of the World! Bring the entire family for an experience you will never forget! Check out the video by the Groundhog Club.

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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 will be filled with groundhog-loving visitors celebrating Groundhog Day all weekend!  Delicious food, entertaining demonstrations, activities for kids and fun for the entire family!

This will mark the 128th trek to Gobbler's Knob!  Will there be six more weeks of winter or is spring on the way?  Definitely an experience you will never forget!

Phantastic Phil in front of Phil's Burrow

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!

Try something new at Escape Room Punxsy!  An escape room is a real life adventure game. Your group must work together to solve the clues, puzzles and riddles to either “escape” or complete the mission.  Reservations required.

Feeling hungry?  Laska's Pizza is a favorite with the locals!  The sauce is a little sweeter than your average pizza shop, but that's what makes it unique.  Stop in and see for yourself - homemade crusts and a wide selection of other menu items including salads, wings, appetizers, and more!

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 dog...you'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 and 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?  Rooms fill up fast for the February 2nd festivities, so book early.  Click here to find a convenient hotel, cozy bed & breakfast, or even a rustic cabin in Jefferson County.

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