The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region is the perfect destination for your outdoor adventure and family fun.  Home to the Allegheny National Forest, mighty rivers, breathtaking overlooks, and amazing wildlife!

Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring - enjoy and explore the million acres of woodlands full of outdoor recreation.  You'll be captivated by the region's rich history and the small town charm in each distinct county.

Lighthouse Tours

Tour the Sherman Memorial Lighthouse, PA's newest lighthouse on the 22.5-acre Lighthouse Island, surrounded by the Allegheny River in Tionesta.

Photo courtesy: John P. of Weedville, PA

Built on top of a 25-foot high landmass, named Lighthouse Island, the 75-foot tall creation gives a breathtaking scenic view of the Allegheny River, one of the two National Wild and Scenic Rivers of the PA Great Outdoors.  Climbing the spiral staircase, you will witness the heirlooms of the Sherman family along with lighthouse memorabilia.

There is a free video of the lighthouse construction shown continuously in an adjacent, handicap accessible building for anyone unwilling or unable to climb the 75 stairs.

Self-guided tours of the gorgeous six-story structure are held only three times a year for fundraising events benefiting the Tionesta Lions' Club community projects.

Saturday, June 10, 2017  1pm-4pm
Saturday, July 8, 2017  1pm-4pm
Saturday, August 12, 2017  1pm-4pm
*Special* Saturday, August 19th, 2017  1pm-4pm
Saturday, September 9, 2017 1pm-4pm
Saturday, October 14, 2017 1pm-4pm & Health Fair

The island also offers a public boat launch, fishing pier and a one-mile walk/bike trail.

For more information visit Tionesta Lions Club or

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