Articles by: PA Great Outdoors - John Straitiff

PA Great Outdoors: Jeff Tech Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Reynoldsville Mural

PA Great Outdoors: Jeff Tech Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Reynoldsville Mural

Reynoldsville will have the chance to admire a new mural slated to be placed on the hardware store’s brick wall this year. Over 100 students from Jeff Tech, under the direction of artist Deb Bunnell from Hollidaysburg, are working to develop the mural. FULL ARTICLE
Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Dirt in Your Beer

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Dirt in Your Beer

Since the invention of the automobile, Americans have been daredevils wanting to race against each other. FULL ARTICLE
PA Great Outdoors Winter Fun Photo Contest Underway

PA Great Outdoors Winter Fun Photo Contest Underway

The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau Winter Fun Photo Contest is underway. FULL ARTICLE
Photo courtesy PennLive.com.

PA Great Outdoors: Punxsutawney’s 132nd Groundhog Day Celebration

If you’re starting to feel like this long winter may never end and want some assurance on when you’ll see the beginning of spring, look no further than the famous Punxsutawney Phil, right here in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region. FULL ARTICLE
PA Great Outdoors: True Tales of the Clarion River – Yes, Boys, Why So Much Bread?

PA Great Outdoors: True Tales of the Clarion River – Yes, Boys, Why So Much Bread?

This is a story by Harry M. Graybill of Fisher Pennsylvania from the book True Tales of Clarion River written in 1933 by George P. Sheffer under the auspices of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Raftsmens Association. FULL ARTICLE
PA Great Outdoors: Fun Things to Do in Winter in Western PA

PA Great Outdoors: Fun Things to Do in Winter in Western PA

The cold temperatures and snows of winter create some long-awaited outdoor opportunities in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region, and a number of businesses and organizations here offer great indoor winter events as well. FULL ARTICLE
Promo Video Released for ‘Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors’ PBS Episode

Promo Video Released for ‘Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors’ PBS Episode

Beyond Your Backyard, a new PBS travel series hosted by Erik Hastings — also known as Erik the Travel Guy — has released an online promotional video highlighting some of the attractions in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region that will be featured in upcoming 30-minute episode called “Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors.” FULL ARTICLE
True Tales of the Clarion River: Don’t Dynamite Fish or Go to Sleep on the Gunwale

True Tales of the Clarion River: Don’t Dynamite Fish or Go to Sleep on the Gunwale

This is a story from George J. Cosgrove of Miola, Pennsylvania, found in the book True Tales of Clarion River, written in 1933 by George P. Sheffer under the auspices of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Raftsmen’s Association. FULL ARTICLE
Straub Brewery Releases New Cook Forest-Inspired ‘Ancient Alt’ Beer

Straub Brewery Releases New Cook Forest-Inspired ‘Ancient Alt’ Beer

COOKSBURG, Pa. - Straub Brewery’s signature Adventure Series celebrates some of the special places found in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors and Pennsylvania Wilds regions, and their just-released Adventure Series #3 pack includes an Ancient Alt variety inspired by Cook Forest State Park’s revered Forest Cathedral. FULL ARTICLE
Fall Driving Tour – Groundhog Loop

Fall Driving Tour – Groundhog Loop

There are so many roads in the PA Great Outdoors region to drive and explore, the hardest part is deciding which routes you should take. FULL ARTICLE