Spring

Warm spring air, sweetened by the newly green landscape is inviting you to get outside, shake off the winter chill and enjoy a refreshing Great Outdoors getaway!

Mountain Laurel Fields

Laurel Fields

Pennsylvania's state flower, the Mountain Laurel, is perhaps the most beautiful of native American shrubs and can be seen blossoming in June throughout our forestlands.  The most popular being the Laurel Fields in Clear Creek State Forest.

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Fishing

Brag up your big fish!

We want to see your big catch and hear your fish tales and you could win amazing prizes!  Cast your line in our clean mountain waterways including two nationally-designated Wild & Scenic rivers for everybody from the novice to the experienced fly fisherman.

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River Otters

Now you see me... Now you don't!

The nationally-designated Wild & Scenic Clarion and Allegheny Rivers are cleaner than ever, as evidenced by the recent reintroduction of wild river otters, who can survive only on pollution-free streams and rivers.

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Spring

  • Attention shutterbugs!  Grab your cameras and hit the trails.  Our area boasts many scenic vistas and overlooks including Beartown Rocks and Brady's Bend.  You will definitely want to check out the Mountain Laurel around May or June to witness the state flower during full bloom!  Share your photos on our facebook page!
  • Horsing Around!  The horses want to stretch their legs too!  Experience the Great Outdoors on horseback.  Outfitters and guides provide enjoyable experiences for all levels of riders.  View elk and other wildlife while horseback riding.  Camping is also available along with an equestrian friendly Bed & Breakfast!
  • Festivals, Fairs and Celebrations are plentiful this time of year and well into summer.  The best part of small towns is celebrating big!  We celebrate syrup, flowers, Indians, peanut butter, Autumn leaves, groundhogs and more!  Come celebrate with us and make some memories!  Visit our event calendar to start planning your trip!
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