NW Pennsylvania's Great Outdoors

By Wendy Royalspring 2012

CLARION COUNTY

Parks and Forests:

Gateway to Cook State Park

Lakes & Waterways:

Clarion River

Allegheny River

HIGHLIGHTS:

• Old-growth forests and great fishing and boating

Brady's Bend Overlook in East Brady gives an amazing 1,500 ft. panoramic view of the Allegheny River

 

FOREST COUNTY

Parks and Forests:

Heart of the Allegheny National Forest

Lakes & Waterways:  

Clarion River

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Tionesta Creek

HIGHLIGHTS:

• Fishing and boating on Tionesta Lake

• Kayaking the Tionesta Creek, one of PA's most scenic  waterways

Buzzard Swamp is an important stop on the Atlantic Flyway waterfowl migration route


JEFFERSON COUNTY

Parks and Forests:

Gateway to the Cook Forest

Clear Creek State Park

Lakes & Waterways:

Clarion River

HIGHLIGHTS:

• Old-growth forests, great hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing and camping

ELK COUNTY

Parks and Forests:

Southern gateway to the Allegheny National Forest

Lakes & Waterways:

Clarion River

East Branch Lake

HIGHLIGHTS:

• Largest elk herd east of the Rockies near Benezette

Elk Country Visitor Center, Winslow Hill, Benezette

 

CAMERON COUNTY

Parks and Forests:

Bucktail State Park

Sizerville State Park

Sinnemahonning State Park

Lakes & Waterways:

West Branch of the Susquehanna

HIGHLIGHTS:

• Scenic 75-mile Bucktail Trail, which meanders along the West Branch of the Susquehanna

• Home to elk and bald eagles among other numerous wildlife

 

For overnight accommodations, contact the PA's Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau

 

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