Articles by: PA Great Outdoors - John Straitiff

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Wild & Scenic Waterways

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Wild & Scenic Waterways

Less than one-quarter of one percent of the United States’ rivers are protected under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, and Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors region is fortunate to contain two of its prize gems, the Clarion and Allegheny Rivers, along with hundreds of miles of other beautiful waterways. FULL ARTICLE
Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Paddle the Clarion River Water Trail

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Paddle the Clarion River Water Trail

The Clarion River meanders through the narrow valleys and hardwood forests of Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors region for 110 miles, flowing through Johnsonburg to Cook Forest then Clarion and ultimately joining the Allegheny River near Foxburg. FULL ARTICLE
Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Cook Forest for Couples

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Cook Forest for Couples

The natural beauty of Cook Forest State Park makes it the perfect place for a romantic getaway any time of year. Here is a list of 10 things for couples to enjoy in Cook Forest. FULL ARTICLE
Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Fall Wine Time

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Fall Wine Time

With Autumn comes the harvest from the bounty of summer. FULL ARTICLE
Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Fall Driving Tour-Clarion’s Countryside

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Fall Driving Tour-Clarion’s Countryside

With autumn here, it is time to start thinking about taking a drive to enjoy the bright red, yellow, gold, and orange colors that adorn the mountains and valleys of Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors region. FULL ARTICLE
Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Fall Driving Tour-Groundhog Loop

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Fall Driving Tour-Groundhog Loop

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. - With autumn finally here, it is time to start thinking about taking a drive to enjoy the bright red, yellow, gold, and orange colors that adorn the mountains and valleys of Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors region. FULL ARTICLE
Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Fall Driving Tour-Fantastic Forests

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Fall Driving Tour-Fantastic Forests

With autumn finally here, it is time to start thinking about taking a drive to enjoy the bright red, yellow, gold, and orange colors that adorn the mountains and valleys of Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors region. FULL ARTICLE
PA Great Outdoors: Clarion University’s Best-Kept Secret Sits Behind Memorial Stadium

PA Great Outdoors: Clarion University’s Best-Kept Secret Sits Behind Memorial Stadium

CLARION, Pa. – A Japanese anagama kiln, measuring 160 cubic feet, may be hidden, but its bright flame reveals itself three times a year when a group of ceramic artists convene to fire the kiln and create unique pottery --- touched and treated by the fire and ash. FULL ARTICLE
Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: True Tales of the Clarion River – Happy Days on the Shanty Boat

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: True Tales of the Clarion River – Happy Days on the Shanty Boat

In celebration of the Clarion River’s status as Pennsylvania’s 2019 River of the Year, the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau will share one excerpt each month this year from the book “True Tales of Clarion River,” published in 1933 by George P. Sheffer and the Northwestern Pennsylvania Raftsmen’s Association. FULL ARTICLE
PA Great Outdoors: A Blast from the Past

PA Great Outdoors: A Blast from the Past

Some stories from small town history are more entertaining than others. FULL ARTICLE