Articles by: PA Great Outdoors - John Straitiff

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
PA Great Outdoors: Winter Lodging Discounts

PA Great Outdoors: Winter Lodging Discounts

The gift of an experience saves you from a day of wrapping presents, the hassle of navigating the crowded malls, or finding another dust collector for the person that has everything. FULL ARTICLE
Summer Fair Preview for PA Great Outdoors Region

Summer Fair Preview for PA Great Outdoors Region

BROOKVILLE, Pa. - Summer in the country makes you think about fresh cut grass, swimming in the creek, walks down an old dirt road, and county fairs. FULL ARTICLE
PA Great Outdoors: True Tales of the Clarion River

PA Great Outdoors: True Tales of the Clarion River

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: 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