Trails & Recreation

The trails that you enjoy in the summer can be just as, if not more, fun in the winter!  Let the first tracks in the fresh snow be yours!

Quehanna Wild Area

With nearly 500,000 acres, the Quehanna Wild Area is a perfect destination for any outdoor recreational activity.  A 75-mile trail loops through the area with connecting trails offering an additional 30 miles.  Scenic views, miles of trails, and an abundance of wildlife.

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Cross-Country Skiing

Our region has some of the most scenic and exhilarating cross-country skiing trails you'll ever experience weaving through gorgeous stretches of forested land. Here’s a look at a few top picks to help you plan your adventure.  Don't have skis? No problem, rent them!

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Snowmobile Capital of Pennsylvania

Visit the small town of Marienville where snowmobiles and their riders are always welcome! Select roads are open to snowmobiles, making it easy to get around. Access to the ANF invites you to explore nearly 400 miles of trails.

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Trails & Recreation

There’s no shortage of beautiful scenery in the PA Great Outdoors region. The only question is - how do you want to see it? Our pristine wilderness will impress whether you’re on foot, bike, horseback or cruising along in a kayak.

Make sure you bring your camera, because you’ll want to share the amazing sights - sparkling rivers, bald eagles, tall trees and miles of mountain laurel - with your family and friends.

  • Clarion - Little Toby Rail Trail - The 18 mile trail from Ridgway to Brockway is often praised for its ease and scenery. Well maintained and flat, the trail is ideal for bikers, hikers and cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Stop at one of the landmarks or ghost towns along the way and keep an eye open for bald eagles and river otters!

  • Mahoning Shadow Trail - Winding along Mahoning Creek near Punxsutawney, this 15 mile trail crosses over a railroad trestle and provides impressive scenic views of the area. The “Devil’s Elbow” portion of the trail even has its own waterfall!
  • Longfellow Trail - The 1.2-mile trail is one of the more popular trails in Cook Forest State Park.  Many of the trees have been standing for well over 300 and 400 years and registered as a National Natural Landmark claiming the tallest in the Northeastern United States!


Looking for more trails?  Visit Outdoor Recreation for all of your trail needs including guide services, ATVing, hiking, biking, equestrian, and more!

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