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Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: French and Indian War Encampment

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: French and Indian War Encampment

For the 17th year in a row, Cook Forest State Park and the Sawmill Center for the Arts will host a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian War on June 8 and 9. 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: Paddle the Clarion River, Pennsylvania’s 2019 River of the Year

PA Great Outdoors: Paddle the Clarion River, Pennsylvania’s 2019 River of the Year

This January, Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly voted in the Clarion River as the state’s 2019 River of the Year. FULL ARTICLE
by · April 28, 2019 · Blogs, Local News, News
True Tales of Clarion River: How Gravel Lick Was Named

True Tales of Clarion River: How Gravel Lick Was Named

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
by · April 7, 2019 · Blogs, Local News, News
PA Great Outdoors: Experience a Touch O’ Ireland in Clarion County’s Town of Sligo

PA Great Outdoors: Experience a Touch O’ Ireland in Clarion County’s Town of Sligo

SLIGO, Pa. – In 1845, during the height of western Pennsylvania’s iron industry, a Pittsburgh company called Lyon, Shorb & Co. built an iron furnace on the banks of Licking Creek in southern Clarion County. FULL ARTICLE
PA Great Outdoors: Walk Cook Forest’s Emerald Path

PA Great Outdoors: Walk Cook Forest’s Emerald Path

At the top of a hill near Cook Forest State Park’s Sawmill Center for the Arts, an intriguing path winds its way between the soaring hemlocks and pines. FULL ARTICLE
True Tales of the Clarion River: Taking Out a Raft in the Dark

True Tales of the Clarion River: Taking Out a Raft in the Dark

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
by · March 11, 2019 · Blogs, Local News, News
PA Great Outdoors: New ATV Trail Prospects for Clarion & Jefferson Counties

PA Great Outdoors: New ATV Trail Prospects for Clarion & Jefferson Counties

Members of the Piney Rail Riders, a nonprofit organization supporting legal trails for off-road vehicles in Clarion and Jefferson Counties, are one step closer to their goal of developing a new trail open to ATV traffic in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region. FULL ARTICLE
Presidential Legends in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Region

Presidential Legends in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Region

Danielle Taylor, of Pennsylvania Great Outdoors, submitted the following article on Presidential Legends in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Region: FULL ARTICLE
Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Rail-Trail Tunnel Funding Coming Together in Clarion County

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors: Rail-Trail Tunnel Funding Coming Together in Clarion County

In 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources identified 208 trail gaps across the state, and in the agency’s 2014-2019 strategic plan, it named the Climax Tunnel and Brady Tunnel in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region as two of the top 10 it wanted to bridge as soon as possible. FULL ARTICLE