Outdoor Recreation in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors

Outdoor Recreation

The PA Great Outdoors has hundreds of miles of perfect terrain for fishing, boating, hunting, biking, golfing and snowmobiling. Come discover the outdoor recreation that Pennsylvania has to offer.

ATV and Snowmobiling

ATV/ Snowmobiling

Hundreds of miles in our region are perfect for all ATV and snowmobile riders.  Trails are wide, well-groomed, well-marked and easy to drive.  

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Boating

Boating

Power boaters, water skiers and tube enthusiasts will find all kinds of opportunities for water fun and recreation on the lakes and rivers of the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors!

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Canoe & Kayaking

Canoe & Kayaking

The relaxing pleasure of canoe and kayaking on one of our sparkling waterways is hard to beat. Choose from a variety ranging from Wild & Scenic rivers to miles of open lakes or quiet coves.

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Horseback Riding & Equestrian

Equestrian

Hundreds of miles of equestrian trails within the ANF and state parks. Scenic views and abundant wildlife, along with private stables, ranch, guides, and an equestrian B&B.

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Fishing in Northwest Pennsylvania

Fishing

Anglers will appreciate the variety and abundance of clean mountain streams, two nationally designated Wild & Scenic rivers and several lakes in the area. The ANF is home to over than 71 species of fish.

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Geocaching

Geocaching

Geocaching is a popular, worldwide outdoor adventure sport that allows you to enjoy the Great Outdoors in a modern-day treasure hunt concept using a handheld GPS device searching for a hidden trinket by GPS coordinates.

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Golfing in Northwest Pennsylvania

Golf

Hit the links at some of the finest golf courses in northwestern Pennsylvania!  Here, you will find the most spectacular scenery, unique views, and challenging courses.  Unbeatable overnight stays and golf packages!

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Hiking & Biking

Hiking & Biking

Hundreds of miles of scenic trails connecting through the region are available for your enjoyment.  Detailed trail maps are available from State Park and National Forest offices and our Visitors Bureau.

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Hunting in Northwest Pennsylvania

Hunting

We are a game hunter’s paradise with dense forests, open meadows, lush state game lands and a multitude of waterways.  Few places in the eastern U.S. offer as many wild areas as the Pennsylvania woodlands.

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Outfitters & Guides

Outfitters & Guides

Experienced professionals offering personal and group services.  Visit one of the area's outfitters and let them help you gear up for your outdoor adventure!  Canoe and kayak rentals, snowshoe and ski rentals, bike rentals, and more.

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Parks & Recreation Areas

Parks & Recreation Areas

Come play in our backyard! The Great Outdoors Region boasts playgrounds and parks for the entire family's enjoyment! Enjoy a small family picnic or large gathering at a pavilion. Cool off during the hot summer days in the community pool or local swimming hole.

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Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

X-Country Skiing/ Snowshoeing

Scenic trails weave through gorgeous stretches of forest and along rivers and streams. There are many well-marked, well-groomed trails for beginners and rougher, challenging courses for experienced skiers.

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