In 2018, the Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation recognized Cook Forest State Park as the commonwealth’s Park of the Year “for its exemplary and innovative work in customer service, education, programming, recreation, stewardship of the natural, cultural, historic assets, and accommodation of special needs of visitors.”
Spring’s a beautiful time to visit Elk County, as elk calves begin to make their appearance, trees and flowers come into bloom, and the warm weather beckons hikers, anglers, paddlers, and more.
Every weekend from May through September, you can feed your need for speed at two local dirt tracks in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region.
While many trails in the area welcome horseback riders as well as other users, equestrians can enjoy several trails here dedicated specifically for their use.
Kalyumet Fore Fun in Cook Forest now features “Escape in Cook Forest,” a family-friendly virtual reality escape room experience that’s the first of its kind in Pennsylvania. In the game, players solve clues to free themselves from a mysterious mansion.
Combining modern technology and old-fashioned treasure hunting, geocaching has taken off in northwest Pennsylvania, and players can find thousands of hidden caches in inconspicuous but publicly accessible locations throughout the region.