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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  • Lighthouse Island

    Located on the Allegheny River at Tionesta, this 22.5 acre island is privately owned but offers the public a boat launch, fishing pier, and a one-mile walk/bike trail. The centerpiece of the island is the Sherman Memorial Lighthouse, built by a local resident as a family memorial and visitor attraction. The lighthouse is open for tours three...
  • Longfellow Trail

    1.2-mile, moderate hiking

    About 60,000 people hike this trail each year. Many of the trees have been standing for well over 300 years, and some of the hemlocks are over 400 years old. This trail starts at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Center, passes the Memorial Fountain, goes through a large wind damaged area, then emerges into some...
  • Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania

    Paddle the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. Search for traces of logging ghost towns. Watch an osprey plunge into the Allegheny River and emerge with a fish. Follow the route of a logging railroad as you bike the trail into the Pine Creek Gorge. In the Lumber Heritage Region, roughly two million acres of public lands give both wildlife and...
  • Mahoning Shadow Trail

    The Mahoning Shadow Trail stretches 15 miles along the corridor of the former Penn Central Railroad. The trail winds along the scenic Mahoning Creek for most of its course throughout the Punxsutawney area. The trail is designed for non-motorized recreational usage including bicyclists, walkers, runners, and cross-country skiers.

    Visitors will...
  • Memorial Park

    Swimming pool, water slide, creative play land, baseball, basketball, tennis, volleyball and T-ball.
  • Mysterious Maze

    Mysterious Maze -The most challenging and exciting maze you'll ever encounter! Indoor, two story, dark, eerie music, lighted optical illusions. Call for hours. May-September.
    5 miles south of Cook Forest, 10 miles north of I-80 on route 36.
  • Pigeon Run Falls

    Waterfall is on Pigeon Run that runs into Spring Creek. Take Lamonaville Road in Marienville and follow it to the end. You will arrive at the bridge that crosses Spring Creek. The trail starts on the left just over this bridge on state game lands number 28 and travels onto the Allegheny National Forest. You will travel along with Spring Creek on...
  • Quehanna Wild Area

    Nearly 50,000 acres, the Quehanna Wild Area covers parts of Cameron, Clearfield and Elk counties. This protected wildlife area has been named an Important Bird Area by the Pennsylvania Audubon Society and home to several species of birds and other animals including elk, deer coyotes.

    Hiking and biking are popular activities on the Quehanna...
  • Sandy Creek Trail

    Sandy Creek Trail runs east to the Village of Van, and will eventually connect with the Clarion Highlands Trail. The trail is paved asphalt. Nine miles south of Belmar, Indian God Rock can be found along the trail.
  • Scripture Rocks Heritage Park

    Short, easy hiking trail around a 4-acre park featuring over 70 engraved boulders carved by Douglas M. Stahlman in the early 1900's including Chapel Rock where he lived and penned his journals.
  • Seneca Point Overlook

    Located in Cook Forest State Park near old firetower #9 features a breathtaking view from more than 80 feet above the Clarion River.
  • Sinnemahoning State Park

    Located at the first fork of the Sinnemahoning Creek, this park offers a picturesque view of surrounding peaks and deep valleys. The habitat supports the Bald Eagle, black bear, white-tailed deer and elk. Interpretive boat rides on George B. Stevenson Reservoir are available during the summer. The 35-site campground is open from April to December....
  • Sizerville Nature Trail

    Take a self-guided tour of the Elk State Forest. Learn about forest management practices, tree identification, insects, and tree diseases as you hike through a working forest. Along the way, you'll see northern hardwoods, pine plantations, oak forests, and evidence of old logging practices. Features parking with restrooms and camping at nearby...
  • Sizerville State Park

    23 RV and tent sites . Most sites have electricity. Flush toilets, showers and sanitary dump station available. Five walk-in tent sites offer a secluded streamside setting. This 390 acre park is surrounded by nearly a half-million acres of state forest. Picnic tables and pavilions, swimming and wading pools. Easy to challenging hiking...
  • Square Timber- Big Run Wild Area

    Nearly 8,500 acres in Elk State Forest. This large undeveloped area provides opportunities for primitive recreation such as hiking, hunting, fishing, and wildlife photography.

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