Family Fun

Sometimes it can be a challenge to find fun activities for children while vacationing – but not in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region. Hand feeding deer, trout, and other animals will put smiles on the faces of young and old alike. Families can explore educational discovery centers and enjoy outdoor activities like canoeing, horseback riding, go-karts, and many fun events that will entertain everyone in your family. Make some new memories and start some new traditions in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors.

The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region has many fun and exciting opportunities to get the family outside together to play in the snow or spend the day indoors somewhere warm!  Whether you’re on a family vacation or spending the day with the grandkids, we can help you find exactly what you’re looking for to entertain kids of any age!

  • Swing into the BWP Bat Factory in Brookville for a FREE tour and get your name laser engraved on your very own baseball bat, just like the pros use!
  • Explore the new Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park and crawl through a bear’s den, and other state-of-the-art galleries and exhibits including wildlife watching, camping, and a park ranger’s office!
  • Ice skating is a fun winter pastime! Head to Cook Forest State Park where the scenery is breathtaking and the activities are endless!  The ice skating pond can be found on River Road (approximately one mile from Route 36).  Bring your own skates or stop at Cooksburg Dry Goods for skate rental.
  • Grab some sleds and make some memories!  The sledding hill in Cook Forest State Park is perfect!  Located just behind the ice skating pond.
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This 9 day international award-winning festival attracts over 500,000 people to the Clarion area. Find us on Facebook.

The "best kept secret” in Clear Creek State Forest. Massive house-sized boulders, created by glaciers, with breathtaking scenic views and hiking trails.

Wildlife museum with over 100 taxidermy displays. World famous whitetails, including RDM Goliath, worlds highest scoring antlers. Admission included with Double Diamond Deer Ranch. Group tours available.

Specializing in custom handmade wooden baseball bats from the finest quality local hardwood timber. Approved for all levels of play from T-ball to professional. Free factory tours.

Features horse pulls,4-H animals & displays, music, demolition derbies, local truck and tractor pulls, rides, inside & outside exhibits, midway and fair foods every July.

Wild & Scenic Class 1 kayaking, tubing, canoeing, fishing, and views that feature steep hills, mature trees, and diverse wildlife. See Clarion Water trail map.

Cook Forest State Park gives visitors the chance to explore ancient stands of giant trees. Men’s Journal called it “America’s Best Old-Growth Forest”. The Clarion River flows through the park and is popular with both paddlers and fishermen. Nearby Clear Creek State Park is a beautiful one-of-a-kind place nestled deep in a valley featuring spectacular views at Beartown Rocks and the stunning Western Pennsylvania Laurel Fields. The area surrounding the both parks have many vacation rentals, restaurants, shops, and fun attractions to enjoy.

Go karts, bumper boats, mini golf, water slides, pavilion, pizza, snack bar, ice cream. Group rates. Open every day 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

8,500 acre park with old growth forests along Clarion River, 29 miles of hiking trails, camping, cabins, playgrounds, picnicking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, scenic views, and wildlife.


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