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The Summer Stage
Welcome to...Clarion River Country
Catch a Breeze along the River this Summer
larion County is where the Wild and Scenic Allegheny and Clarion rivers flow. You can catch a breeze while
exploring by kayak and canoe, or just relaxing on a pontoon boat excursion. Back on land, listen for music
in the air. You can hear your favorite tunes played live in Foxburg at the restaurant along the river. If you’re a
musical theater fan, be sure to check out the award-winning shows in Cook Forest. There also are festivals, fairs, and
fun things to do all summer long.
Sawmill Center for the Arts Gateway Lodge Fairmont City, PA
Cooksburg, PA Cooksburg, PA Bluegrass & Country Sligo Irish Festival
(814) 927-6655, sawmill.org (800) 843-6862 Music Jamboree June 12, Sligo, PA
Southern Fried Murder gatewaylodge.com July 8-9 (814) 745-3377
June 2-4 & 9-11 Dad’s Brewfest Weekend redbankpark.com
Herb and Fiber Arts Festival June 17 & 18 Clarion County Fair Cookie Daze Festival
June 4-5 Beer Tasting & Dinner July 24 -30 August 12-14
French & Indian War Encampment September 3-5 clarioncountyfair.com Rimersburg, PA
June 11 & 12 cookiedazecarcruise.com
Steel Magnolias Sligo Irish Festival Foxburg, PA
June 15 -17 June 12, Sligo, PA (412) 867-1816 Wine Fest in the Forest
Gypsy (814) 745-3377 alleghenyriverstone.org August 20, Crown, PA
June 23-25, June 29-July 2 Donna Parker, Organist, In Concert (814) 752-2205
The Skin Of Our Teeth New Bethlehem, PA July 9, 7 p.m. winefestintheforest.com
July 6-9 (814) 275-3929 Harold Betters, “Mr. Trombone” In
Woodcarving Competition & Show newbethlehemarea.com Concert Knox Horsethief Days
July 9-10 July 22, 7 p.m. August 20-27, Knox, PA
Snoopy July 4th Festival & Fireworks Scottish Festival knoxborough.com
July 14-16 & 20-23 July 2, noon-10 p.m. August 19-20
Into the Woods
July 27-30 Clarion, PA East Brady Area Riverfest
Fiddler On The Roof I Love Clarion July 15-16
August 4-6 & 10-13 July 3, Clarion, PA East Brady, PA
Disney Jr: Alice in Wonderland clarionpa.com (724) 526-5174
August 18-20 & 25-27
Sin, Sex, and the CIA St. Joseph’s 72th
August 31-September 3 Fourth of July Celebration
July 4, Lucinda, PA
Children’s Fishing Rodeo st-joseph-lucinda.org
Cook Forest, June 5
For complete travel information including attractions, restaurants and more call
2 Paid for by the Clarion County Room Tax Committee (814) 849-5197 or go to www.VisitPaGo.com
Welcome to Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors region
Thousands of Acres of Forest ™
Hundreds of Miles of Winding Rivers
(It’s Fun for People Too!)
Nature in its endless variety is what North-
west Pennsylvania is all about. Enjoy hiking,
biking, boating, camping and fishing. See wild
elk, meet the world-famous weather forecaster
Punxsutawney Phil, and explore the Allegheny
There’s lots of HISTORY too, and
plenty of ARTS, beautiful hand-crafts and
GREAT PLACES TO STAY, indoors and out!
For one stop shopping and FREE
GUIDES to Northwest PA, including
attractions, hotels, cabin rentals, and bed &
breakfasts—call today: (814) 849-5197.
Visit our WEB SITE at VisitPaGo.com.
How to Reach Us Watch Elk And Enjoy Sensory-Surround Movie
At The NEW Elk Country Visitor Center
Let’s GO! is a travel magazine published by the
Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau.
It is available at interstate rest stops,
hotels and popular destinations in Cameron,
Clarion, Forest, Elk, and Jefferson Counties in
The magazine contains feature articles,
photos, interviews, travel tips, upcoming
events, and more.
Sara Gerber (814) 834-1267
Articles & Features
Bill Lechner (814) 459-6291
Sara Gerber (814) 834-1267 eeing an elk for magnificently presents the story first steps of a newborn Pennsyl-
the first time is an of the elk in high-definition on vania elk calf in spring, majestic
Chuck Benson (814) 459-6291 extraordinary event large wrap around screens. In bull elk sparring antler to antler
PGOmagazine@aol.com and something you’ll never before seen video created in the fall mating season, and
never forget. The just for the center, you’ll see the witness every elk’s fight for sur-
Board of Directors best place to see elk vival in the winter.
Rusty Snyder, President - Double Diamond Deer Ranch
is in Benezette, PA. You see the
Dick Garrard, Vice President - American Golf Hall of Fame
In the summer, cow elks are panorama of life, plus
Bob Hargenrader - Clarion Hampton Inn tending their speckled newborns with some special
Larry McFadden - Cook Forest Top Hill Cabins in family groups comprised of effects magic during
Louise Christofer - Reynoldsville Area Business Association cows, calves and immature year- the show, you will
Michael Depanfilis - Cliffe’s Pharmacy lings. Mature bull elks wander feel the rumble of
Steve Kronenwetter - Wapiti Woods Cabins around in bachelor groups grow- thunder in a sum-
Marlene Lellock - Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce ing their antlers and getting mer storm and smell
MIke McMurray - Cook Riverside Cabins ready for their dramatic battles the forest after the
Frank Polovich - The Forest Lodge during the fall mating season. rain. You’ll smell the
Val Shelley - Lumber Heritage Region/PA Wilds Planning Team The best time of day to see wild smoke of a camp-
Lou Smith - Scottish Heights Golf Club elk is early morning or at dusk. fire and even get a
Sally Wilson whiff of elk during
New Elk Country program.
Visitor Center Call for your free
When you go to Benezette be
Elk Viewing Guide today!
sure to stop by the new Elk (814) 849-5197
Country Visitor Center on
PA Great Outdoors Winslow Hill.
Visitor’s Bureau This amazing new facility
(New Address) is now the hub for elk conserva-
2801 Maplevale Road ELK COUNTRY
tion efforts in the state. VISITORS
Brookville, PA You can enjoy the center’s CENTER ON
814-849-5197 outdoor observation areas, WINSLOW HILL
watching trails and viewing
blinds on its 245-acre site,
which is prime habitat for elk
and other wildlife.
Inside the facility, you’ll
This magazine is supported in part by the
want to experience the sensory-
Clarion County Room Tax Committee. surround theater. The theater
For more information on
the Elk Scenic Drive, visit the Elk
Herd section of our web site
Sinnemahoning State Park
This 1900-acre park is home to
As a rule, when you see people standing alongside a road, or a band of
a growing elk herd. Look for elk
cars parked along the shoulder, you can figure elk are near. If you see an
Also inside, there are inter- near its Forty Maples Picnic Area elk, play it safe. Don’t try to approach it or even get too close. They can
active and interpretive displays and north at the designated become aggressive and will charge if they feel challenged or threatened.
about the elk and their envi- wildlife viewing area.
ronment. There is a life-sized
natural history display in the
The grassy opening near the
center’s great room and wilder-
viewing platform has been
ness cameras throughout the
planted with clover and trefoil
property allowing you to view
— wildlife favorites.
forest wildlife on screens inside
Sinnemahoning State Park
park is located in Cameron
The center is located at 134
County, eight miles north on Rt.
Homestead Dr. in Benezette. Driftwood 872 from its junction with Rt.
Summer hours are Thursday
120 in Sinnemahoning.
through Monday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Get more information by
until July 31. In August the cen-
calling the park at (814) 647-
ter is open Wednesday through
8401 or go online to www.dcnr.
Monday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Weedville state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/
For more information call (814)
787-5167 or visit its website
More Elk Lodges Put You in the Heart of Elk Country
eep in the heart of Elk State Forest you’ll
Elk Scenic Drive This is a won- discover the beautiful Winslow Meadow
derful drive through Elk Country Lodge. The lodge is a tranquil, two-story
along Rt. 555. The route follows retreat surrounded by woods and grassy knolls
the Bennett Branch of Sinnema- that make up the home range of Pennsylvania’s
honing Creek from Weedville to majestic elk herd.
Driftwood and has distinctive On the first floor, you’ll find three
signs to show you the way. On bedrooms — the master suite with its own
route, there are many park- private bath, a bedroom with a queen-size and
and-view sites designed for another with a twin bed. The dining room, living
safe and easy elk watching. The room with a gas fireplace, large kitchen with a
sites have been chosen for their dishwasher and microwave, laundry room, and
outstanding wildlife viewing and another full bathroom are also on the first floor.
scenic beauty. Also along the The loft, which overlooks the living room, similar features and amenities. Elk Terrace can sleep
way you’ll find the Hicks Run has a full-size bed and a large outdoor balcony. six comfortably in three bedrooms on the main
Viewing Area. At Hicks Run All in all, the lodge can sleep seven adults floor and two more in the king-size bed in the open
there is a covered, handicapped comfortably in the four large bedrooms. But with loft.
accessible viewing blind provid- a little less privacy in the living room it can ac- Either place makes the perfect home away
ing a way to watch elk unde- commodate nine. from home and offers spectacular scenery all
tected as they feed on the rich For added comfort, the lodge has central around. The new Elk Country Visitor Center with
food plot planted there. There air, satellite television, and a heated hot tub, its virtual and interactive displays and outdoor elk
is off-road parking and informa- enclosed fire hearth. All cooking utensils and viewing areas, is just minutes away.
tion kiosks at the site. dishes are supplied and there is a gas grill out- See a photo gallery, check availability, and get
side. rates. Log on www.winslowmeadowlodge.com or
The Winslow Meadow Lodge has a sister www.elkterracelodge.com. Call for reservations at
property nearby— the Elk Terrace Lodge — with (814) 772-6850.
Stay Play Relax Sip Shop Learn
and did we mention chocolate?
region is a
You can stay at a charm-
ing bed & breakfast, indulge
yourself at a luxury lodge, or
rent a nice cabin with nature
During the day you can
enjoy hiking, biking, canoe-
ing, wine tasting, relaxing at
a spa, shopping for antiques,
handmade crafts and gifts, The Gateway Lodge (800-843-6862, gatewaylodge.com) and the Clarion River Lodge
horseback riding, and even (814-744-8170, clarionriverlodge.com) near Cook Forest are full-service hotels with wonderful
learning a new outdoor skill. accommodations, restaurants, and spas to pamper you head to toe. Both lodges offer full-day spa
packages. Or you can arrange for single treatments such as facials, massages or pedicures.
In the evenings there
Hold on to that good feeling by then staying to have dinner, a glass of wine, a cup of tea...
are concerts, stage musicals,
good restaurants, and many
festivals and fairs to discover. Visit Area Wineries Mountain Vineyard. The winery Marys on Rt. 255. (814) 834-WINE,
Sample some good vintages with is located between DuBois and elkmountainwines.com.
Or maybe you prefer to just your friends at the wineries in Brockway, three miles off I-80,
spend the evening around a our region. Exit 97, Rt. 219 North. Hours are
cozy fire enjoying each others’ The Winery at Wilcox is Wednesdays-Sundays 10 a.m.-6
company. located between Wilcox and p.m. (814) 371-7022, laurel-
Johnsonburg, PA where you’ll find wines.com.
Check out the fun get-
some very picturesque scenery. While you’re in Foxburg,
away ideas on this page and The winery is open seven days a check out the Foxburg Wine Cel-
the next. You’ll find a lot more week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take lars at 65 Main Street. The winery
ideas and information on our a wine tasting tour and browse is one of the largest tasting/re-
website VisitPaGo.com. the gift shop. 1867 Mefferts Run tail outlet stores in Pennsylvania.
Rd., Wilcox, PA 15870. (814) It offers 31 varieties of wine, plus
929-5598, wineryatwilcox.net. meats, cheeses, and coffees. Tour
Just 20 minutes south the winery any day noon to 8 Enjoy the creamy smooth,
of Punxsutawney, Windgate p.m. (724) 659-0021, foxburgwine.
Vineyards & Winery is an com.
kitchen fresh chocolates made
award-winning producer of fine The Deer Creek Winery by Dan Smith Candies. The
Pennsylvania wines. It recently specializes in raspberry wine
won awards for its Blackberry and is located at 3333 Soap Fat confectioner has delightful,
and Riesling wines. The winery is Rd., Shippenville, PA (about 10
located at 1998 Hemlock Acres minutes from Clarion, PA). It’s
old-time candy stores in Clar-
Rd., Smicksburg, PA 16256. It’s open every day noon to 6 p.m. ion, Ridgway and Brookville.
open seven days a week, noon to and till 8 p.m. on Fridays. (814)
5 p.m. (814) 257-8797, windgat- 354-7392, deercreekwine.com. (800)393-1323,
evineyards.com. You will also find a nice vari-
You can also enjoy wine ety of red, white and fruit wines at
tasting and wander through the Elk Mountain Winery on top
the antique museum at Laurel of Red Hill, five miles south of St.
Go Horseback Riding Pennsylvania Wilds
In The Allegheny National Forest
The Flying W Ranch near
Discover the unique vases, lamps, paintings, jewelry,
Tionesta offers trail rides
mosaics, and other hand-crafted art by Pennsylvania’s
through beautiful woods potters, sculptors, goldsmiths and designers. You can
and across open ranges find their work on display at these shops, galleries and
of the Allegheny National boutiques throughout our region. For descriptions of of-
Forest. Ride one of the ferings, store hours and directions, go to pawildsartisans.
ranch’s horses or bring com or use the contact info below.
your own. Trail rides are
available on Saturday, Fairlady & Company
Sunday, and weekdays by 100 West Mahoning Street
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
reservation through mid (888) 938-1255
October. Lodging, dining, fairladycompany.com
farmhouse rental, and
camping also available The Reiland Farm
and Shoppe The Open House Shop
on site. (814) 463-7663,
4461 Stewards Run Road 265 Allegheny Boulevard
www.theflyingwranch.com Pleasantville, PA 16341 Brookville, 15825
(814) 755-4019 814-849-4640
Cook Forest Sawmill Center
Women In The Wilds for the Arts
170 Theatre Lane
Here’s your chance to break the routine. The staff Cooksburg, PA 16217
(814) 927-6655, sawmill.org.
at Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a special
weekend for women interested in learning Cameron County
outdoor skills. Flemish House Art Gallery 34 East Fourth Street
There will be instruc- 600 Market Street Emporium, PA 15834
tion and opportunities Johnsonburg, PA 15845 (814) 486-4314
(814) 512-1209 cameroncountychamber.org
to experience mountain stephaniedistler.com
biking, archery, target Sinnemahoning
Elkwood Arts State Park Gallery
shooting, kayaking, out- 324 Allenhurst Avenue 8288 First Fork Road
door photography, GPS/ Ridgway, PA 15833 Austin, PA 16720
geocaching, fly fishing, (814) 776-2174 (814) 647-8401,
camp cooking, turkey
hunting and more. You Treasure Shed/Elk Country Gateway Lodge Gallery
can choose up to ten Visitor Center 14870 Route 36
134 Homestead Drive Cooksburg, PA 16217
different sessions over Benezette, PA 15821 (814)744-8017
the three days. All (814) 787-5167 gatewaylodge.com
meals are included.
The Women In The Wilds Weekend will take place Elk County Council on
June 17-19 at Sinnemahoning State Park in Cam- the Arts Gallery
237 Main Street
eron County. For information, registration, lodging Ridgway, PA 15853
recommendations and costs contact Sinnemahoning (814) 772-7051, eccota.com
State Park at (814) 647-8401 or e-mail jaflynn@
Get descriptions and
for area campgrounds,
cabins, B&Bs, and
hotels on our website
Relax & Reconnect with Nature
ature has a magical ern showers and toilets. These In the Allegheny National
way of relieving the campgrounds often have general Forest alone there are 16
stress of our work- stores for food and camping sup- campgrounds with over 600
day world. That’s plies, plus many have swimming campsites. See the next page
certainly a big part of why folks pools, playgrounds, and evening for our camping and cabin
enjoy camping so much in our get-togethers. Some have fur- chart of state and national
forestlands. What’s better than nished cabins for rent complete parks in our region. You’ll
waking up to the smell of fresh with fireplaces, kitchens and pri- find challenging wilderness
pine-scented air? Or sitting back vate baths. The Cook Forest area camping in our region too.
and feeling the glow of your has the greatest concentration There are remote camp-
campfire as you watch the stars of full-amenity campgrounds in ing areas in the Allegheny
come out at night? our region. National Forest and larger
If you’re thinking about If you’re looking for some- state parks that offer a total es- Star gazing is
camping, there are lots of ways thing more secluded, there are cape into the natural world. You
to go. It just depends on how many privately-owned rustic can camp on the uninhabited
spectacular in our part
far away from civilization you’d campgrounds. Generally, these islands in the Allegheny River of Pennsylvania. On
like to get. spots offer a few basics such as near Tionesta. clear summer nights
If you want to enjoy nature a bathhouse and access to clean The many wonderful bed &
but still want some creature tap water. Some have electrical breakfasts, guest lodges, and ho-
you can see billions
comforts and socializing, then hook-ups for RVs, but otherwise tels in the area significantly add of stars, the constella-
a full-service campground is a you’re on your own. Many of the to your accommodation choices tions and the luminous
good choice. You can pitch your public forests and state parks as well. Here again, there’s a
tent under the stars but still also have campsites and cabins. wide range of offerings with
have easy access to clean, mod- something to fit every lifestyle.
Not Tent Perfect Place For Your
People? Family Vacation
itching a tent
in the forest
isn’t for every-
one. If you’d like to
be surrounded by nature but require a roof, a bed, and
warm running water, then cabin-ing is perfect for you. Looking for a great vacation spot for the entire family? Hominy
There is an array of well-maintained, privately owned Ridge Lodge and Cabins is located on seven wooded acres in
cabins, country houses and lodges throughout our Cook Forest State Park and is within minutes of the Allegheny
National Forest and Clear Creek State Park...all of which are part
region. Many come furnished with fresh linens, dishes, of the Pennsylvania Wilds Region.
cooking utensils, air-conditioning, satellite TV and Hominy Ridge is a family-oriented facility from the young-
WiFi. Some even have Jacuzzis and hot est to the oldest and can accommodate family reunions nicely. It
offers fully equipped cabins and
tubs. For relaxing outdoors, most
suites with fireplaces, linens,
have picnic tables, lounge chairs, kitchens, baths, private outside
fire rings and barbecue grills. A campfire and picnic areas,
number also have canoes and satellite TV, wireless internet
(in Lodge only) and air condi-
innertubes available for floating tioning (in Lodge only). There
down nearby rivers and streams. is also an on-site convenience
There are cozy cottages for two store with everything you will
as well as large lodges for extended fami- need for your vacation stay plus
a secluded 7-person hot tub in the woods along with a heated
lies and multi-cabin sites that are great for groups. No changing room.
need to leave Rover at home either. Many cabins and Hominy Ridge is smoke free and pet free. It’s located less
lodges allow pets. than a minute from hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing, hunting,
Visit our website VisitPaGo.com for descriptions horseback riding, mini golf, water slides, race tracks, bumper
boats, and much more...yet it is very private and quiet.
and contact information for the cabins and lodges in For more information contact Andy or Paula at
Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest and Jefferson counties. (800) 851-6377, e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit their website at hominyridge.com
Many state parks and area
campgrounds have RV hookups.
So roll in, hook up, sit back,
and enjoy the view.
Canoe Down The Clarion
Fill out this coupon and send it along
with your check for $5 payable to:
PGO Visitors Bureau, 2801 Maplevale Rd. he Clarion River is a calm, family friendly other personal flotation device. They will also trans-
Brookville, PA 15825 watercourse perfect for exploring by canoe port you up river so you can flow with the current
and kayak. Or you can just let its gentle and have a relaxing time. Group rates are available.
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current float you down the river in an The Pale Whale has plenty of parking, clean
innertube. rest rooms, changing rooms and a foot wash station
and events happening in the Great Outdoors region.
____Yes, I want to know about the people, places,
The stretch of river that runs through Cook for your use. It’s pet friendly too.
Forest is renown for its scenic beauty. The water Look for the Cooksburg Cafe also on site
is very clean and supports a wide range of wildlife serving great cheeseburgers, fresh-cut fries, and
and fish such as trout, bass, and walleye. The river Hershey’s premium ice cream. The Cooksburg Dry
supports many species of birds including bald eagles, Goods store is open as well if you want to grab some
which you can often see fishing on the water. snacks and soft drinks for your trip. The store also
If you and fellow vacationers would like to sells unique gifts with a woodland theme. The Cook
push off the shore and go Riverside Cabins are here too
exploring on the Clarion, if you like to stay over night.
the Pale Whale Canoe Fleet There are 19 historic cabins
in Cook Forest has 150 with modern amenities on 15
canoes, 40 kayaks and 220 acres of woods.
single and double inner- The Pale Whale is located
tubes for rent. a quarter mile from the River
The Pale Whale’s Bridge on River Rd. in Cook
friendly, knowledgeable Forest. For more information
staff will get you outfitted call (800) 680-0160 or visit
with your choice of boat,
paddles and life jacket or
with Modern Amenities
in a Beautiful Setting
ook Riverside Cabins are Linens and firewood are sup-
located in the very heart of plied.
Cook Forest along the Wild Each cabin has a fireplace
and Scenic Clarion River. The as well as gas heat, bathrooms
cabins were built in the 1930’s with showers, and TV’s with DVD
for Thomas Cook, a direct de- players. Kitchens are outfitted
scendant of pioneer John Cook with refrigerator, stove, micro-
for whom the forest is named. wave, toaster and coffee pot, and great for swimming, canoe-
The 15-acre site has 19 and cooking and eating utensils. ing, and trout and smallmouth fries, burgers, and premium Her-
cabins peppered through the Outside each cabin you’ll bass fishing. shey’s ice cream. The Cooksburg
wooded landscape. All of the find a charcoal grill, fire ring, The Riverside Cabins prop- Dry Goods store is on site as well
cabins are fully updated but benches and porch furniture. erty has two small playgrounds and stocked with snacks and
keep their original charm. The You may see deer, raccoons, for kids. Also convenient here, souvenirs.
cabins, which range in size, can an occasional black bear, and the Pale Whale Canoe Fleet rents For cabin reservations and
accommodate as few as two to many species of birds including canoes, kayaks and inner tubes more information call at 800-
as many as 12 guests. They are bald eagles from your own front and the Cooksburg Cafe serves 680-0160 or log on to
very clean and well furnished. porch. The Clarion River is clean soft drinks, fresh cut French cookriverside.com.
Make A Splash!
Skiing, Diving skiers and canoe enthusiasts Lake located in the upper
part of the Clarion River Val-
will find all kinds of opportu-
he pleasure of boating The Clarion River, also nities for fun and recreation ley. The lake is 55 feet deep
or canoeing on one of nationally designated Wild & on Tionesta Lake. More than on average with the deepest
our sparkling water- Scenic, is a major tributary 3,000 acres are available for spot reaching almost 147
ways is hard to beat. of the Allegheny. It mean- swimming, picnicking, water- feet. There is also a scenic
The 87-mile stretch of ders for more than 100 miles skiing, plus lake shore and overlook, picnic facilities,
the Allegheny River flow- past undisturbed forests boat only access camping. two boat launches, and
ing through our region is a and steep-sided hills, offer- It offers anglers many fine campsites for trailers and
nationally designated Wild & ing beautiful scenery and a catches and quiet coves for tents.
Scenic River. French explor- sense of splendid isolation. exploring by canoe. But wa- The George B. Steven-
ers called it “The Beautiful The river is ideal for family tercraft of almost every size son Reservoir, adjacent to
River” and for good reason. canoeing, fishing, or just and unlimited horsepower Sinnemahoning State Park
Beginning at Kinzua Dam, floating lazily along in an boating are permitted. Boat has nearly three miles of
it winds unspoiled through innertube. launches at either end of the shoreline with a beach. The
narrow forest valleys and Power boaters, water lake have plenty of trailer boat mooring area is a good
across broad rural land- parking. place to observe bald eagles
scapes. There are over 100 You’ll find and ospreys looking for fish.
undeveloped islands, includ- the diving Interpretive pontoon boat
ing seven Wilderness Islands good at rides are offered Memorial
on this part of the river. East Branch Day to Labor Day.
his year marks the
of the American
Civil War. The Jefferson
County History Center
will take part in this na-
starting with its summer
Drumbeat To War.
The exhibit looks
at the excitement and expectations of people in 1861 as
the Northern Union and Southern Confederacy went to war.
For Folks Who Like To Know
There are depictions, dioramas, and artifacts relating to the How Things Work
enlistment, training, and daily camp life of new recruits.
The JCHS is located in the Edelblute Building at 172-176 hen you think of a museum, you might think of a col-
Main St. in Brookville’s historic district. umned building filled with paintings or even dinosaur
(814) 849-0077, jchconline.org. bones. But there’s a museum of a completely different
Also look for a mobile exhibit about the Civil War cre- sort in Coolspring, PA. It’s one that a mechanically minded
ated by the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh to be on person or somebody who just likes to know how things work is
display at the Jefferson County Fair, July 17-23. sure to enjoy.
The Coolspring Power Museum is home to a collection of
over 250 internal combustion engines, large and small. On dis-
play you can see five early engines from the 1800s that run on
hydrogen—a technology that’s making a comeback today.
You can also see the 175 Otto, the largest known single-
cylinder, gas-powered engine in the world. Its flywheels are
over nine feet in diameter and weigh 9,500 pounds each.
The Coolspring Power Museum is located at 179 Coolspring
Rd., Coolspring, PA (just off Rt. 36 midway between Punx-
sutawney and Brookville. The museum, run by an all volunteer
staff, will be open this summer June 19, July 16 & 17, and
August 20 & 21. (814) 849-6883, coolspringpowermuseum.org
More History ToitsEnjoy & Flea Market June 16-18. The
The Coolspring Power Museum will host Summer Expo
expo is a gas engine show with many exhibitors featuring Jacobson, PA and NY engines. 179
Coolspring Rd., Coolspring, PA. (814) 849-6883, coolspringpowermuseum.org
The Jefferson County Longrifles Summer Rendezvous will feature traditional crafts,
clothing, music and frontier contests planned for this two-day historical encampment.
July 2-3 on Harriger Hollow Rd. past Thunder Mountain Speedway in Knoxdale, PA.
(814) 849-6220, jeffersoncountylongrifles.blogspot.com The Taylor Memorial Mu-
The Historical House Tour August 21 in Ridgway is your chance to seum in Brockway houses a
take a self-guided architectural tour of several of the town’s mansions vast display of glass from
and spectacular homes. (814) 776-1424, ridgwayheritagecouncil.org local industry, plus many
The Antique Rifles & Indian Artifacts Show is a sale and show of interesting artifacts from
weapons of pre-1898 vintage and historical reproductions. Accouter- the lumbering, mining, and
ments and other items relating to the time period and gun collecting farming communities in the
hobby will also be on display and for sale. September 3, Jefferson surrounding area. 765 Park
County Fairgrounds, 1514 Rt. 28N Brookville, PA. (814) 849-0077, Street, Brockway, PA. It’s
jchconline.org open Memorial Day-Labor
Tours of the Sherman Memorial Lighthouse in Tionesta will be Day, Tuesdays-Thursdays 1-5
sponsored by the local Lions Club on August 21 and October 15, 1-5 p.m. and Sundays 2-4 p.m.
p.m. The lighthouse is filled with memorabilia, lighthouse collectibles, and there is a (814) 265-8519.
beautiful view from top. Lighthouse Island, Tionesta, PA. (814) 755-3672. forestcounty.com brockwayhistory.org.
Musket Fire & Cannon Roar
Cook Forest State Park
makes the perfect backdrop
for the two-day encampment.
It’s natural beauty is much
the same as it looked 250
years ago when bison still
photo courtesy of HerbA roamed about. The forest’s
cathedral of ancient pines
ven before the any territory in America east Even some old-time surgical has trees over 300 years old.
American Revolution of the Mississippi. techniques will be demon- So they were standing at the
in 1776, Western strated and explained. Ouch! time of the French & Indian
Pennsylvania was a Exciting and The hub of activity will War. Now that’s living history!
battleground for the French
& Indian War fought between Colorful
France and England. The Re-enactments
conflict got its name because You can witness live tactical
many Native American tribes engagements, cannon and
joined in the fight. The musket firing demonstra-
Mohawks and Hurons fought tions, and war councils at
alongside the French. But the French & Indian War
what the name doesn’t say Encampment in Cook Forest
is that the Iroquois fought in June. Over 150 histori-
with the British. cally attired re-enactors will
In the end, France was participate in the
be cooking and
clothing making be the grounds around the
demonstrations, Sawmill Center for the Arts The French & Indian War En-
plus bow building, in Cook Forest. Inside the campment will take place on
blacksmithing, center, you’ll find an ex- Saturday, June 11-12, 10 a.m
sheep shearing, hibit featuring art works by to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June
flintknapping, nationally recognized artists 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Events will
pottery making depicting scenes from the take place surrounding and
defeated. It handed over all and woodworking. French & Indian War and life inside the Sawmill Center for
of its Canadian territories You can get a sense of how in the 1700’s. Historian and the Arts. The center is located
to Great Britain as a result, civilian life was lived 250 storyteller (liar) Paul Still- off Rt. 36 on Breezemont Drive
except two small islands off years ago in America too. man and blacksmith Dennis in Cook Forest. For more infor-
the coast of Newfoundland. Special programs for Murray will be on hand as mation visit cookforest.com or
It also gave up its claim on children also will be offered. well. call 814-744-8407.
ake some carnival rides You can wear your lucky
and funnel cakes, add charms to the Irish Festival
some music, games, on Colerain St. in Sligo, PA,
and contests, then June 12, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
mix in some amazing arts and Look for car, motorcycle, and
crafts...and you’ve got your- truck shows, kids games,
self a festival. food, music DJ, and door
There are plenty happen- prizes.
ing all around our region this June is also the month
summer you won’t want to for the delicious Strawberry
miss. Festival sponsored by the
Celebrate Elk County Historical
Memorial Society on June 17 in
Weekend at Ridgway. Get straw-
the Fire- berry treats and hear
Tionesta Indian Festival man’s Com- live music starting at
Bit of History Lots of Fun
munity Days 5 p.m.
in Brookville, elkcountyhistorical-
PA, May 27-29. society.org
ionesta is the western gateway to the Allegheny
Enjoy rides, food, The Festival in the
National Forest and the Pennsylvania Wilds. It is set
games, and live entertain- Forest at the 4-H Grounds on
along the Allegheny River in a picturesque valley. ment each evening. Fireworks Rt. 36, 5 miles S of Tionesta
Each summer, the town puts on the weeklong Tionesta Sunday night. bvfc2.net will have an art competition,
Indian Festival to celebrate its native American history and The party moves to Ridg- festival, music, artisan ven-
to just have fun. way June 6-11 for the town’s dors and food June 18.
Among the highlights at this year’s event will be a Fireman’s Celebration forestcounty.com
performance by the Allegheny River Dancers on August
18. The troupe specializes in the social dances of the
Northeastern woodland tribes. They are led by Bill Crouse,
a member of the Hawk Clan of the Seneca Nation. He is
well known for his hoop dance, which involves 30 wooden
hoops used to make formations or design representing
things from nature. The program
will also feature the freestyle and
fast-paced smoke dance.
Also look for the Allegheny
String Band (pictured left) to
play a variety of music includ-
ing bluegrass, Irish, country,
waltzes, reels and patriotic songs featuring carnival rides, food, Enjoy amusement rides
on August 19, 8-10 p.m. Plus the fireworks, and a parade on and food at the Old Home
Windy River Band will perform Saturday. ridgwayfire.org Week Carnival June 20-25
If you prefer something in Emporium, PA.
a mix of country, oldies and classic rock you can dance to
more low key, the Herb and Catch the tractor and
and have a blast on August 20, 6-10 p.m. A big fireworks
Fiber Arts Festival at the truck pulls, demolition der-
display will light the sky following the performance. Cook Forest Sawmill Center bies, horse and pony pulls,
Throughout the week, there will be carnival rides, mid- will take palce June 4-5. livestock and fair exhibits
way games, book sales, flat-bottom boat rides, wine tast- There will be lectures, demon- at the Wolf’s Corners Fair,
ing, parades, races, arts and crafts, lighthouse tours, and strations, soup competition, June 28-July 4. Main events
plenty of food to enjoy. A memorial Car and Motorcycle plant growers and vendors. start at 7 p.m at the Wolf’s
Cruise-in will take place on Sunday, August 21, 1-4 p.m. sawmill.org Corners Fair Grounds, Lake
Get the complete schedule of events at forestcounty.com. Lucy Rd. in Tionesta, PA.
Knox Horsethief Days WANTED
e careful where you
hitch your pony in
the Horsethief Capital
of the World. The borough got
its shady reputation because
the most notorious horsethief
in U.S. history—Sebastian
“Boss” Buck—once made live music by local bands,
it the headquarters for his dances, sidewalk sales, tractor
thieving operations. During races, softball tournament,
the 1800s, Buck and his gang community picnic, and lots of
continuously moved a string good food and refreshments.
of stolen horses along a trail Knox is located about 15
from Kentucky to Maine. your way to Knox this sum- For 50 years, Knox has minutes west of Clarion. Take
Lucky for us old Boss mer, you won’t want to miss held this weeklong festival to Main Street (Rt. 322) out of
Buck is long gone and not so Horsethief Days happening rustle up some fun. This year’s Clarion, PA. turn left on Rail-
many of us travel by horse August 20-27, 11 a.m.-mid- celebration will include a pa- road St. (Rt. 208) to Knox, PA.
anymore. But if you do find night. rade on Main St., a car cruise, knoxborough.com
You can have a fun filled August 12-14 on Main St.
weekend at the East Brady in Rimersburg, PA. The event
Riverfest July 15-17. There will feature a cookie baking
will be a parade, food, crafts, contest, parade, 5K race, bed
live music, rides and games race, contests for children,
for children, contests, and bands, car cruise, fireworks,
fireworks at Graham Field in and a street dance.
East Brady, PA. cookiedazecarcruise.com
The Sykesville Ag & Check out the live enter-
Youth Fair will have tainment, amusement rides
agricultural, livestock, dis- and karaoke contests at the
plays and competitions plus Reynoldsville Homecoming
carnival rides, motorsports August 15-20 on Main St. in
events, and food, Reynoldsville, PA
August 7-13, at the fair- reynoldsvillehomecoming.
grounds off Rt.119 in com he Western PA Laurel Festival in the town of Brookville, PA
welcomes summer and the blossoming of the wild laurels in the
Sykesville, PA. And you can wear your plaid
woodlands all around. This year’s event will take place June
www.sykesvillefair.org with pride at the Scottish 23-26 and will feature amusement rides, games, pet parade, art show,
St. Leo’s Summer Fes- Festival in Foxburg, strolling jugglers, flea market and food court. Most events take place
tival is a fun church festival August 20 at Riverstone in or around the town’s Memorial Park.
with food, games, a car show, Farm. Enjoy bagpipe music, A couple of the special events planned include a Family Fun
and kids playland. It will Scottish athletic competi- Night with lots of games and activities on Thursday, June 23, 6-9
take place August 6-7 at the tions, horse-drawn wagon p.m. A Battle of the Bands will be the main attraction on Saturday,
Firemen’s Grounds in Ridg- rides, sheep herding, and June 25, 6-11 p.m.
way, PA. stleosfestival.com more. Brookville is located just at Exit 78 of I-80 in Jefferson County.
While you’re in the area, take some time to see the wild laurel blos-
The yummy Cookie alleghenyriverstone.org
soms in their natural habitat. Check out the laurel fields just north
Daze Festival will happen of Brookville on Rt. 949 near the town of Sigel. It’s a beautiful spot.
We are pleased to acknowledge the support of the Clarion County Room Tax Committee.
All Creatures Great And Small
f you go camping, Sissy and Frisky, a llama,
canoeing or hiking in a rhea, donkeys and more. Affordable Family Vacation Stop
our neck of the woods, Open daily. (814) 752-2942,
ooking for something the
your chances of seeing thefarmersinn.com whole family can do and
wildlife are pretty good. But The Reiland Farm, lo- not break the budget?
you can also see animals at cated five miles from Tion- Then the Double Diamond
several area attractions. esta, is a small, family-owned Deer Ranch will brighten your
At the Double Dia- farm raising llamas and An- day. The ranch has a herd of 20
mond Deer Ranch located gora goats. Its shop features white tail deer, including rare
three miles south of Cook natural yarns and woven and all-white, and brown and white
Forest, you can watch and knitted items made from the piebald deer. If you keep your
photograph deer in their animals’ fleece. When you hand stamp on from your origi-
natural habitat. In stop in, you’re likely nal admission you can come
the summer months to see the animals back later at 6 p.m. and help
bottle feed the fawns and give week 10 a.m. till dusk.
the newborn fawns grazing in the fields.
apples to the adult deer. You can play glow-in-the-
are adorable, plus It’s open year round dark mini golf at the Double
the regular cast of Your admission also admits you
by chance or appoint- Diamond as well. There are
to the Buck Barn wildlife mu-
characters includ- ment. 814-755-4019, now two 9-hole games. One has
seum, showcasing everything
ing Tweetie, an all csonline.net/there- a Jurassic dinosaur theme and
from a mouse to a moose.
white deer with blue ilandfarm There are many trophy bucks the other has a Western theme.
eyes, is always fun to And don’t for- on display including RDM Go- The first round is $4 and the
watch. Kids can help get Punxsutawney liath, the world’s highest scor- second is just $2. You can golf
bottle feed the fawns — one of the most ing buck. The deer park and weekends in May and June
in the afternoons. famous small towns in museum are open seven days a from noon to 8 p.m., then
That’s also treat time America thanks to a every day of the week July 4
for the adult deer to Labor Day noon to 8 p.m.
furry little guy named
who get apples and There is also a gift shop on
site offering reasonably priced
carrots. The ranch is Every February 2 — clothing, blankets, toys and
open seven days a week May Groundhog Day, thousands wildlife gifts.
through November. 814-752- of people gather to witness
6334, doublediamonddeer- Phil’s prediction of more
ranch.com winter or early spring. During
The Farmer’s Inn just the summer months, you
north of Sigel has a variety can stop by Phil’s off-season The folks at Double Diamond
of animals for visitors to see. home, the Punxsutawney say, “We hope you bring your
You can feed goats and deer, Groundhog Zoo, where he dear family to visit our deer
pet a rabbit and come face lives with his wife Phyllis family.” For more information
to face with Yogi, the black and cousin Barney. (800) call (814) 752-6334 or
bear. There are also playful go online to —
coatimundis, two cougars — doublediamonddeerranch.com.
RELAX and browse the tables at
the big Flea Market in Hazen, PA this summer.
There will be hundreds of vendors selling an-
tiques, crafts and food June 4 & 5, July 2 & 3,
August 6 & 7 and September 3 & 4. It opens Remember Your
at 8 a.m. each day. Food and refreshments
available on site. It’s located 6 miles north of
Brookville at 6847 Rt. 28. Get more informa-
or something special to remember your forest vacation,
tion at hazenfleamarket.com. stop by Cooksburg Dry Goods. This quaint log cabin gift
shop is located in the heart of Cook Forest along the
banks of the Clarion River.
When you step inside, you’ll discover a lovely array of
gifts and home décor with a woodland theme. There’s some-
thing around every turn such as Old World Christmas orna-
ments, Ne’Qua Art ornaments, nature books, candles, pillows,
table runners, placemats, serving dishes, stained glass, and
framed art. There are note cards, wooden post cards and an
extensive line of plush forest animals.
The store is the area’s exclusive outlet for high-quality
Folkmanis Puppets including deer, bears, raccoons, beavers,
eagles and other creatures of the forest. It also stocks snacks,
beverages including Fireside Coffee, and supplies for hikers
and canoeists. The 25-cent candy is always a favorite with
Directly behind the store you’ll find Cook Riverside Cab-
ins. This beautiful campgound features 19 cabins on 15 acres
of woods with landscaped grassy areas. The Pale Whale Fleet
is next door to the dry goods store. This boat livery rents
canoes, kayaks and innertubes for floating down the Clarion
River. The Cooksburg Cafe is here as well, serving cheeseburg-
At 1,500 ft. Brady’s Bend Overlook is one of ers, hand-cut fries, and 28 flavors of Hershey’s premium ice
the best locations to view hawks and eagles cream.
Cooksburg Dry Goods is located a quarter mile from the
migrating along the Allegheny River. You’ll River Bridge on River Rd. in Cook Forest. For more information
find it along Rt. 68 in Clarion County. call (800) 680-0160 or check out cookriverside.com online.
Car, Truck &
With the fresh air and beauti-
ful scenery all around, runners
The Toughest Show On Dirt
See bronco riding, steer wrestling,
love racing in our forest region.
roping, bull riding, and women’s Here’s a lineup of events taking
place this summer. Check out
eel the power, hear the thunder, and barrel racing at the Allegheny Mt.
Championship Rodeo, a professional the websites for more informa-
experience some unforgettable moments competition, happening July 14-16. tion or call to sign up.
at the competitions, rallies and cruises The action starts each evening at 8
p.m. at the Flying W Ranch near Tion- Dahoga Dash 5K
happening this summer in our region. esta, PA. Get all the details at www. May 29, 9 a.m.
theflyingwranch.com or call (814) Wilcox, PA
Start the season off with Later that month take 463-7663. (814) 965-5482
the professional Big Truck a 100-mile journey on the
& Tractor Pull, June 18, 7 Dream Makers Make-A-Wish Fox Township Park Memorial Fund
Motorcycle Ride so a child 5K Run & Walk
p.m. at the Jefferson County
Fairgrounds in Brookville, with a life-threatening illness
Fox Township Park
PA.(814) 265-0640, bigrig- can have a wish come true. (814) 885-8450, Ext.3
spulling.com July 16, 9 a.m. Starts at Cam-
Head into your Fourth of eron County Vets Club on 2nd Brookville YMCA
July weekend by catching the St. in Emporium, PA. Millcreek Adventure Race
Includes running, biking, canoeing,
full-size and mini van events (814) 546-2888
orienteering and swimming.
at the Demolition Derby at See tractors fill the streets June 4, 7 a.m.
the Wolfs Corners Fairgrounds. at Cameron County Trac- Millcreek Boat Launch to
July 2, 7 p.m., Lake Lucy Rd.,
Tionesta, PA. (814) 744-
tor Parade, August 8, 5 p.m.
Perfect Pitch Brookville YMCA
Enjoy a day of pitching and reminisc-
There will be a Compact (814) 849-7355
9366, wolfscornersfair.com ing at the Harvey Gribble Horseshoe
Car Demolition Derby fol- Tournament on August 13, starting at
lowed by a truck derby August 9 a.m. Head to the Cameron County
6K Run/Walk for Hope
Fiargrounds on Rt. 46 in Emporium,
12, 7 p.m. at the Elk County June 11, 9 a.m.
PA. Call (814) 486-1412 for more
Fair Grounds in Kersey, PA. information.
Round out the summer (814) 885-8450 ext.3
with the Labor Day Demoli-
Summer Heat Laurel 5K
tion Derby featuring compact & 1-Mile Fun Run
and full-size cars, September June 18, 9 a.m.
3, 7 p.m. Wolfs Corners Fair- Main St., Brookville, PA
grounds, Lake Lucy Rd., Tion- (814) 849-7355
esta, PA. (814) 744-9366,
Cruise On In wolfscornersfair.com
A variety of car, truck and
Elk County Classic 5K
Check out the car and mo- July 9, 9 a.m.
torcycle crusie-ins happening
at the Cookie Daze Festival
tractor events also will take
place at the Jefferson County Batter Up! Johnsonburg, PA
Catch the State Senior Little
Fair, July 17-23, jeffcofair.
in Rimersburg, PA on August League Baseball Tournament this Lee Foster Memorial 5K
com; Clarion County Fair, summer. Teams of 14- to 16-year
12-14, cookiedazecarcruise. August 13, 9 a.m.
July 24-30, clarioncounty- olds from across Pennsylvania will St Marys, PA
com; the Tionesta Indian
fair.com; Sykesville Youth compete for the championship title. (814) 558-1329
Festival in Tionesta, PA on Fair, August 7-13, sykesville- The games will take place in the
August 13-21, forestcounty. fair.org; and the Cameron
afternoons and evening. July 28-Au- David Hutton Memorial
com; and Knox Horsethief gust 1 at the Cameron County Little 5K Run & 2-Mile Walk
County Fair, August 7-13, League Complex on Sizerville Rd.
Days, August 20-27 in Knox, August 20, 9 a.m.
cameroncountyfair.org. (Rt. 155)in Emporium, PA. For more Emporium, PA, (814) 486-1508
PA, knoxborough.com information call (814) 512-0685. www.davidhuttonmemorial.org
Cast Your Line
Cast Off Worries
ummertime is all Wild trout are abundant
about taking it easy. in cold streams and fast flow-
There’s no better ing rivers. The Tionesta Creek
sport than fishing (near Tionesta), the upper
for leaving everyday Clarion River (near Wilcox),
stress behind and enjoying and the feeder streams to the
the nice weather. Plus there’s Stevenson Reservoir (near
a real chance you’ll catch Sinnemahoning) are good Bring A Friend Fishing—Go fishing May 30 and
something good for dinner. locations. There is a delayed- September 5 and bring a friend along. No fishing
Here in Pennsylvania’s harvest/artificial-lures-only license required. The PA Fish and Boat Commission
Great Outdoor region we area at the mouth of Baily
Run located on First Fork Sin-
has designated them Fish For Free Days on lakes,
have an abundance of clean
mountain streams and fish- nemahoning Creek. The east rivers and streams throughout Pennsylvania.
filled lakes. The waterways of and west branches of Cowley
the Allegheny National Forest Run, which flow through Johnsonburg, and the North lunge are catchable through-
are home to more than 71 Sizerville State Park in Empo- Fork Red Bank Creek near out the Allegheny River basin
species of fish. Most popular rium, have brook and brown Brookville. and the Tionesta and Steven-
are walleye, smallmouth bass, trout and offer mountain Smallmouth bass can be son reservoirs. There is also
muskellunge, northern pike, freestone fishing at its best. found in the Allegheny River great walleye fishing on the
yellow perch and trout. There are trout waters (near Tionesta, Foxburg, and Allegheny River.
Both native and stocked where only catch-and-release East Brady), Tionesta Creek Get fishing licenses on-
trout fishing are popular or limited harvest fishing are (near Tionesta) and the Por- line at the PA Fish and Boat
along Clear Creek and in Cook permitted. Tackle restrictions tage and Driftwood branches Commission website, www.
Forest. Trout are stocked in apply on these waters and of Sinnemahoning Creek. fish.state.pa.us, along with
the East Branch of the Clarion some are for fly-fishing only. Largemouth bass are regs, seasons, limits, and
River at Bendigo State Park If you’re interested, consider plentiful in Buzzard Swamp maps. Licenses can also be
and the George B. Stevenson the tail waters of Big Mill (near Marienville), Kyle Lake purchased at county court-
Reservoir. Creek near Ridgway, West (near Falls Creek) and Kahle houses and outdoor supply
Branch Clarion River near Lake (near Knox). Muskel- stores.
Get More Out Of Your Hike
If you like to add excitement and purpose to your hike in
the woods, then go geocaching. It’s an adventure sport that
lets you enjoy being outdoors while you hunt for hidden
First, you’ll need a hand-held GPS, similar to the navi-
gation systems in cars. Your goal is to find hidden treasures
known as caches. Caches usually contain a log book and
trinkets. Signing the log book proves you found it.
You begin your adventure knowing only the longitude
he bikers living in our area have created a series of self-guid- and latitude coordinates of the cache, then let your GPS
ed tours to take you through some spectacular scenery. Get guide you to it.
your free Biker’s Guide on our website, which includes turn by Our region is part of the Allegh-
turn directions for four different rides: Allegheny National Forest, eny GeoTrail, a series of geocach-
Cook Forest, Pennsylvania’s Elk Range, and groundhog territory es hidden throughout Cameron,
featuring the hometown of Punxsutawney Phil. Clarion, Elk, Forest, Jefferson
Each tour offers many photo opportunities so be sure to bring and nearby counties.
your camera. There are plenty of places to stop and look around, Each county has 10 to 20
plus places to eat, shop and stay. caches. If you find six of them
The town of Foxburg along the Allegheny River is a rally- within a county, you’ll receive a special
ing spot for recreational bikers on weekends during the summer geo-coin. If you find six caches within every county, you’ll
months. earn a geo-coin representing the entire trail.
Call us at (814) 849-5197 for your free Biker’s Guide or log on
Check out alleghenygeotrail.com for GeoTrail coordinates. Or log
to VisitPaGo.com for directions.
on to geocaching.com and type in one of the zip codes for our area:
Brookville 15825; Clarion 16214; Cook Forest 16217; Emporium 15834;
Close To Good Restaurants, Foxburg 16036; Johnsonburg 15845; Marienville 16239; Punxsutaw-
ney 15767; Ridgway 15853; Sinnemahoning 15861; St. Marys 15857;
Area Attractions... and Tionesta 16353.
and the stars
Most nights at Forest
Your Natural Escape
Ridge cabins and camp-
ground the stars are so 431 square miles of
bright you feel you can 4 fresh air
reach out and touch them.
The luminous band of the 4 friendly people
Milky Way arching across
the sky makes you want to 4 forestlands
count your lucky stars for
choosing to vacation here. 4 fish-filled lakes...
Forest Ridge has five cab-
ins, two campers and one tent
Forest Ridge is located
at 3566 Loleta Rd., just south and not a single stop light.
package available for nightly or of Marienville and minutes
weekly rentals. The Allegheny,
Adirondack and Smokey cabins
away from Cook Forest, the
Allegheny National Forest,
Visit Forest County this summer.
have private hot tubs on the and near many good res- Marienville 4th of July Celebration - July 4
porch to relax in and enjoy. All taurants and taverns, Tall Festival in the Forest - June 18
units are pet free and smoke free. Oaks Stores, Double Diamond
There are plenty of camp- Deer Ranch and the MACA Wolf’s Corners Fair - June 28-July 4
sites too. Whether you require community pool. For rates, Allegheny Mt. Championship Rodeo - July 14-16
water and electric for your tent check in times, discounts and
or RV, or prefer a primitive more information, check out Tionesta Indian Festival - August 13-21
campsite, both are available in forestridgecabins.com. For Labor Day Demolition Derby - September 3
wooded and open area settings. reservations call (814) 927-
You will also find clean, modern 8340. Remember to make For travel information including attractions and restaurants call
rest rooms and showers on-site a wish every time you see a 814-849-5197 or go to www.visitpago.com.
for your convenience. shooting star! Paid for by the Forest County Room Tax Committee
breath of Fresh Air
Take A Hike or Ride A Bike
ikers love the and grouse can be seen. A hiking and biking paths. You can take an elk
Clarion/Little Toby large boulder along the way The bike trails in our viewing bicycle ride starting
Trail, which runs provides a great view of the state parks and forests cover from the town of Benezette.
from Ridgway to valley. a wide range of terrain—from Nowhere else in the eastern
Brockway through state game Also in Clarion County meandering pathways through U.S. will you find such a
lands. It follows the Clarion check out the 32-mile the woods to challenging, scenic, easy ride that also
River from Ridgway to the Allegheny Trail from Parkers uphill rides. offers the opportunity to see
ghost town of Carman then Landing to Franklin; the 52- In the Allegheny National elk. The best times of day
Little Toby Creek to Brockway. mile Armstrong Trail from East Forest, biking is allowed on to see elk are early morning
En route you’ll find six ghost Brady to Schenley; and the trails, plus on gated and open and evening. To improve
towns, a swinging bridge over 13-mile Redbank Trail from roads. your chances, bring along
a creek, and the remnants of a Fairmont City to Baxter. Some great ANF biking binoculars, and ride quietly
1932 train wreck. There is lots The 1/2-million-acre spots include the family- and slowly. As you crest a hill
of wildlife too including deer, Allegheny National Forest has friendly Beaver Meadows loop, or enter a new viewing spot,
wild turkey, herons and bald over 600 miles of hiking trails: which winds through prime scan the area closely.
eagles. deer and Another recommended
With beautiful scenery all around, turkey country
bike route is the Gameslands
Ride that begins near Ridgway.
the Cook hiking and bicycling are two of the several ponds The ride features tree-arched
Forest Trail is that attract an paths, caves, scenic overlooks,
outstanding most popular activities in the region. abundance of boulders to climb on, Little
every season waterfowl. Toby Creek, and a stretch of
as well. The trail leads to Just outside of Marienville, Another interesting ANF one of the finest rail-trails
Seneca Point, a magnificent you’ll find Buzzard Swamp, a trail is the Duhring Trail. around. There is a stone quarry
natural overlook with a landscape of forests, meadows About a mile north of the where you can see a massive,
commanding view of the and ponds. The trail (which is village of Duhring, there was historical steam engine that
Clarion River. There is a dry) is about five miles long. a prisoner of war camp for was used to lower rocks down
fire tower you can climb for The swamp is home to 15 German soldiers during WWII. the mountain. It requires a
another impressive view of the man-made ponds that provide Less than a mile into your ride lengthy climb at the start, but
river valley. habitat for wildlife, so be you’ll see the stone quarry and after you reach the top, it’s
You can explore miles sure to bring your binoculars. boulder field where the German loaded with one rewarding view
of well-maintained trails Also check out Brush Hollow inmates worked. after another.
throughout Clear Creek State and Twin Lake trails north of The Cook Forest State Trail maps are available at
Park too. Wild rhododendron Ridgway and the Minister Creek Park bike route follows lightly state park and national forest
and mountain laurel bushes Trail near Tionesta. traveled roads and has a offices. Plus you can download
pepper the path in June Many former railroad moderate level of difficulty directions and trail descriptions
and many kinds of wildlife right-of-ways in the region with some rolling hills as well on our website VisitPaGo.com
including deer, bear, turkey have been converted to scenic as long flat areas.
Whether you’re looking for a snack on
the go or casual dining with a magnificent
view, you’ll find it in our region.
few local favorites taking place July 15-16 and crafts at the Wine Fest
include the great starting at 9 a.m. Yoders in the Forest at Majestic
breakfasts, lunches Furniture, Farms and Hall in Crown,
and Friday fish fry at the Punxsutawney, PA, (814) PA on August 20. winef-
Buttonwood Restaurant in 427-2720 estintheforest.com
Emporium. buttonwoodmo- The local Lions Club will On Labor Day Weekend
tel.com host a Chicken BBQ at St. head back to the Gateway
Try the fresh, home- Anthony’s Church in Tionesta Lodge in Cook Forest for a
cooked and affordable food following the Tionesta Indian Brewer’s Workshop, Beer
at the Pantall Hotel in Festival parade on August Tasting Dinner with a
Punxsutawney. pantallhotel. 20. (814) 755-3672, forest- reception dinner and chance
com; the Mandarin ginger- county.com to talk with brewing pros. The Good Pour
chicken salad at Hunter You can sample local wines, September 2-5. gateway- Stop in Ridgway this July for
Station Golf Club (which beers, chocolates, cheeses lodge.com the town’s popular Tasting
is open to the public) in in the Wilds wine, beer,
com; the buffet and pizza Enjoy A Cold One food and art festival. You can
sample the best brews and
at Plyler’s in Brookville; The Straub family has been
vintages from the region and
the Jesse James prime rib brewing beer for generations across the state. Plus you can
sandwich at Gunners in St. in St. Marys. They use a pro- nosh delicious hors d’oeuvres,
Marys, gunners.biz; and the cess virtually unchanged since sandwiches and pasta pre-
Philly steak sub at Foxburg their great-great- grandfather, pared by local restaurants.
Pizza & Country Store in Peter Straub, perfected it in Area bands provide musical
Foxburg, PA. entertainment throughout
1872. It starts with spring-
Here are a few tasty the day and the arts council
fed mountain water and 100%
events to check out this puts on a fine arts show.
summer as well. natural brewing ingredients.
Craft vendors also are on
Free tours of the brewery are
hand demonstrating their
offered to visitors 12 and older Monday through Friday skills. This year’s event takes
between 9 a.m. and noon. To ensure seeing the brewery in place July 23 rain or shine
operation, call in advance (814) 834-2875. at the Ridgway Firemen’s
For more information go to straubbeer.com Grounds on Rt. 219. ridg-
Treat Dad to a Brewfest Sunset At The Winery
Weekend at the Gateway Enjoy the sights and sounds of the
Lodge in Cooksburg, PA. He summer in the picnic pavilion at
can learn about brewing Laurel Mountain Winery in Falls
from the pros and try all the Creek, PA. The winery will be hosting
unique flavors of beer. June sunset evenings happening May 27,
17 & 18. (800) 843-6862, June 4, & 24, July 9 & 22, and Au-
gatewaylodge.com gust 5 & 20 at 7 p.m. Hear live music,
You can enjoy free food, get a logo wine glass, and discounts
drinks, and games for kids on your wine purchases.
at Yoders Pig Roast & BBQ (814) 371-7022, laurelwines.com
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PLUS 36 Flavors of Ice Cream
I f you love good food and being in Cook Forest
by the Wild and Scenic Clarion River, you’ll love
the Cooksburg Cafe. The cafe’s food is freshly
summer days. You can enjoy your favorite flavor
in a cake cone, sugar cone, waffle cone or dish.
Or have it made into a sundae, super banana
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and wraps, plus Smith’s all-beef hot dogs, and 100% fruit juice. Follow us on
When you stop by, you can relax at a table in
delicious hamburgers including the local favorite
— the Bud VanDale Burger. To satisfy every the open-air court, under a canopy, a table among Twitter...
taste, the cafe offers 19 different toppings for its the trees, or along the banks of the Clarion River.
sandwiches and burgers. When you’re ready to go, you can get a pint or
Side orders include hand-cut French fries quart of ice cream to take with you and enjoy
and curly fries. There are also salads, onion rings, later.
pizza logs, chicken tenders, hummus with pretzel You’ll find the Cooksburg Cafe on River Rd. in
chips and more. Cook Forest, a quarter mile from Rt. 36. The cafe
The cafe serves 36 flavors of Hershey’s is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week to
premium ice cream to cool you on those warm the second weekend in October. (814) 744-8601.
Special Events JUST FOR KIDS
Children’s Fishing Rodeo performances Sponsored by Elk
June 5, 1-3 p.m. County Council on the Arts.
Cook Forest State Park June 6-11, call for times
Children’s Fishing Pond Throughout Elk County
(814) 744-8407 (814) 772-7051, eccota.com
calendar/list.asp Snake Hunt
Hunt for rattlesnakes and harm-
less species. Educational events
and displays for adults and Reynoldsville, PA Happy Birthday Carnival
children. jeffersoncoyfd.org Children’s carnival with games,
June 10-12, 8 a.m.-dark prizes, face painting, clowns,
Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Visual Arts Camp Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing
Association, 15 Club Rd. Sponsored by the Elk County and carnival food.
Sinnemahoning, PA Council on the Arts. August 5, 5-8 p.m.
(814) 546-2835 June 20-24 Holiday Inn Clarion
sinnemahoning-sportsmen.org Call for times and locations Clarion, PA, (814) 226-8850
(814) 772-7051 hiclarion.com
Jefferson County Youth eccota.com
Kids’ Fishing Derby Field Day Youth Day
Children fish for trout. Shooting sports, archery, canoe- Brookville YMCA Instructional displays, shooting
May 28, 10 a.m.-noon ing, and outdoors skill demon- Cares for Kids Duathlon bows and .22 rifles, trapping,
Brooks Run off Rt. 872 strations. Includes lunch, hats, Benefits Western PA Cares for snake handling, fishing, gun
Sinnemahoning, PA shirts, and other prizes. Free. Kids. July 16 safety, Game and Fish Commis-
(814) 546-2835 June 11, Cook Forest State Park sion displays, lunch.
7:30 a.m.-3 Cooksburg, PA August 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Summer Theater Camp p.m. (814) 752-6452 Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s
Chance for kids to learn and Reynlow brookvilleymca.com Club Grounds
produce a musical. Two public Park 15 Club Rd., Sinnemahoning PA
Rt. 310, (814) 546-2835
Fireworks Fill The Sky
Bethlehem, PA. newbethle-
Cameron County will
set off thunderous fireworks
celebrating our nation’s birth
on July 2 at dusk. Cameron
County High School football
field, Emporium, PA.
The I Love Clarion
celebration will present live
entertainment, music and
fireworks on July 3, 7-10
p.m. at Clarion University’s
Memorial Stadium, Clarion,
Check out the Arts,
Brockway’s for kids also gets going.
By 10:45 a.m. the musi- Crafts & Food Festival in
Scottish Heights Golf
Course will host a golf tour-
Old-Fashioned cal entertainment begins Ellwood City, July 1-3. It nament, live entertainment,
featuring everything from will feature over 200 art and
Fourth of July patriotic songs to hard rock- craft booths with paintings,
and fireworks, July 3.
485 Scottish Heights Drive,
If you’re in our Great Out- ing modern country music candles, jewelry, stained Brockport, PA. scottish-
doors region on July 4th, throughout the day. glass, wooden gifts, woven heights.com
Also enjoy hammocks and more, plus Marienville’s 4th of July
an antique live music, dance groups, celebration will feature food,
car show, children’s activities and fire- a parade, and fireworks, July
horse-drawn works. Ewing Park, Ellwood 4, 1-10 p.m. at MACA Park.
carriage rides, City, PA. ellwood-city-festi- Be sure to stop by St.
bingo, art, craft val.net Joseph’s 72nd 4th of July
shows, balloon You can also see amaz- Celebration featuring a
artists, kid’s ing artwork from PA Wilds chicken and ham dinner,
games and all artisans at ArtFest/Week- homemade noodle soup and
the town of Brockway (I-80 kinds of food end in the Wilds. You can
Exit 97) does a bang up job both savory and sweet. enjoy food from local restau-
with its fireworks. But the Brockway’s Fourth of rants and fireworks. Happen-
big fireworks show is just a July parade will march down ing in Driftwood, Emporium
dazzling finish to the town’s Main Street starting at 6 and and Sinnemahoning, PA,
full day of celebrating. the spectacular fireworks July 1-4. cameroncounty-
The center of activity displays starts at 9:45 p.m. chamber.org
for Brockway’s Old Fash- For a complete schedule St. Marys Area Chamber
ioned Fourth of July is the of events visit brockway- of Commerce will sponsor
town’s Taylor Memorial Park fourth.com entertainment and fireworks
right off Main Street on 7th on July 2, 5 p.m. to dusk at pies, games for all ages,
Avenue. More Independence the St. Marys Country Club. entertainment, $35,000 in
Events kick off at 8:30 Weekend Events stmaryschamber.org cash and prizes including 20
a.m. with the 10K Fire- Festivities will be tak- There will be music, arts handmade quilts. July 4, 11
cracker Race. At 10 in the ing place all Fourth of July & crafts, and fireworks July a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Joseph
morning, the fishing contest weekend throughout our 2, noon-10 p.m.at Gum- Parish Grounds, Lucinda, PA.
region. town Memorial Park in New st-joseph-lucinda.org
his summer’s Groundhog
Festival in Punxsutaw-
ney, PA will feature a
great line up of main stage
performances and other
The weeklong event will
begin humbly with the True
Heart Quartet performing joined on stage by a band of ney, Led Zeppelin, Foreigner,
four-part harmony arrange- top-notch musicians as well and an epic collection of
ments of Christian gospel one-hit wonders. Shows will
songs in Punxsutawney’s be at 7:30 and 9 p.m. on
Barclay Square, Sunday, July Friday, July 8.
3 at 4 p.m. Then on Saturday, July
On July 4 & 5 the sparkle, 9 prepare to have Fun, Fun,
spangle, The McClymonts are an Fun with Kahuna Beach
magic and award-winning country music
wonder of trio from Australia. These an amazing vocalist Char-
the Kid’s three singing and song writ- lene Boldin. The band will
Day Circus ing sisters — Brooke, Sam perform at 7:30 and 9 p.m.
will delight and Mollie — are known for on July 7.
children their vibrancy, beautiful har- Midnight Special will
and the monies and soaring melodies. play a collection of classic
young at They will perform at 7:30 and ‘70s rock including music by Party’s musical celebration
heart. This collection of chil- 9 p.m. on the main stage in Queen, Styx, Boston, Jour- of the Beach Boys. The band
dren’s circus acts including Barclay Square on July 6. will perform a light-hearted
little daredevils, tight rope Hear ‘Ole 97 keep the tribute to the early 1960’s
walkers, dancers and clowns fire burning for the man in and days spent at the beach
will stretch the limits of your black—Johnny Cash. The with surf boards, fast cars
imagination. group’s lead singer, Randy and the promise of perpetual
There will be two shows Hunter, pays tribute with a youth and beauty. Shows at
daily in the late morning and style and voice that captures 7:30 and 9 p.m.
early afternoon. Johnny in his prime. He is
music and Theater
Check out the Bluegrass &
Country Music Jamboree,
July 8-10 at Redbank Valley
Park. The Music starts Friday
evening and goes through Sun-
day afternoon. A wide variety
of country and bluegrass bands
will be jamming throughout
the weekend. Free admission,
Summer Stage At Sawmill Center but donations appreciated.
Food and camping will be
he Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts buzzes with available. The park is located
excitement all summer long. Part of the fun is the at 137 Park Rd. Fairmont City,
center’s dynamic theater program at its Verna Leith PA. (814) 365-5924,
Theater. Here’s a look at this year’s line up of shows:
The season kicks off with Southern Fried Murder, a de- Music Along The Allegheny
lightful mystery/comedy that will answer the question “Who Foxburg is a charming town along the
killed Auntie Magnolia?” June 2-4 & 9-11. Allegheny River in Clarion County.
Keeping with the southern theme, you can enjoy Steel The town is experiencing a renais-
Magnolias, the comedy drama about the bond among a group sance with a new hotel, shopping
of women from Shreveport, LA. June 15 -17. boutiques, restaurants, and a variety
Also in June, let Gypsy entertain you. This wonderful, of music offerings. Catch a concert at
award-winning musical tells the story of Gypsy Rose Lee, the Lincoln Hall at the town’s Allegheny
famous striptease artist and her mother Rose, the ultimate Riverstone Center or something more
stage mother. June 23-25, June 29-July 2. casual on the outdoor green.
July will begin dramatically with The Skin Of Our Teeth. This summer the great bluegrass
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Thornton Wilder cel- vocal band, the Allegheny Drifters,
ebrates humanity’s resilience, inventiveness, and will to will perform on the green (between the Foxburg library and
survive. July 6-9, 8 p.m. winery) on May 28 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
In mid-month, Snoopy, a warm-hearted musical based Recent Organist of the Year Donna Parker will play in
on Peanuts comic strip will take the stage. The show is full of recital on the Mighty Wurlitzer at Lincoln Hall
laughs and life lessons on friendship and believing in your- July 9 at 7 p.m.
self. July 14-16 & 20-23. Harold Betters, better known as “Mr. Trombone,” will
Cook Forest will provide the perfect setting to see Into play his remarkable brand of jazz and bebop on the green in
the Woods. This edgy and witty musical by Stephen Sond- Foxburg July 22 at 7 p.m.
heim combines the fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack On August 19, the town will celebrate with a Scottish
and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, and the Baker and Ceilidh, a Scottish folk festival with bagpipe music and cul-
his Wife. July 27-30. tural performances on the green
August will start off with a true classic of American For more information about these events call (412) 867-
theater, Fiddler On The Roof. It tells the touching story 1816 or visit alleghenyriverstone.org.
of Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to
maintain his family and traditions while outside influences
encroach on their lives. August 4-6 & 10-13. You can also enjoy country
Disney Jr: Alice in Wonderland, a fast-paced stage to rock ‘n’ roll music
adaptation of Alice in Wonderland with updated dialogue and every Tuesday
new arrangements of popular Disney songs will run August
18-20 & 25-27. And the end of the month will heat up with
Sin, Sex, and the CIA. This is a laugh out loud comedy about summer at the
a bumbling C.I.A. agent, sexy Secretary of State, evangelist, Allegheny Grill
and ex-marine in a safe house in the mountains. August
at 40 Main St., in
The Sawmill Center’s Verna Leith Theater is located at Foxburg. (724)
140-170 Theatre Lane, Cooksburg, PA (just off Cooksburg/Vow- 659-5701, visit-
inckel Road in Cook Forest). All shows start at 8 p.m. For more
information and tickets call 814-927-6655. sawmill.org
There’s No App For This
ummer just wouldn’t
be summer without
the thrill of a county
fair to liven things
up. Whether it’s the delicious
sweet smell of cotton candy,
the fine craftsmanship
on a hand-stitched quilt, ADD PIG PIC
or the sparkle and boom
of fireworks, county fairs
are fun for everybody in
The Elk County Fair will
the family. What’s more, take place August 9-13 at
county fairs truly celebrate the Elk County Fairgrounds
the best of farm life and just south of St. Marys,
country living. They’re great PA in Kersey. The event
opportunities for kids to will feature food, animal
actually see working horses, exhibits, demolition derbies,
dairy and beef cattle, sheep, Clarion County Fair energy and passion that has amusement rides, music by
dairy goats, chickens, rabbits Look for the Vincenta’s taken them far beyond their Big Tiny Young everyday,
and even pigs. Real and White Tigers at this year’s hometown of Pittsburgh. and Smokin’ Joe & The
wonderful experiences you’ll Clarion County Fair. Vicenta NOMAD will take to the stage Wild Horse Band on Friday,
never get from TV, video, or is an extraordinary tiger Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 August 13 at 7 p.m.
a phone app! p.m. Juggler, magician,
trainer and her feline co-
stars are white striped Also at the fair this storyteller and animal
Jefferson County Fair year, look for trainer, Jerry Brown The
The week-long Jefferson demolition derbies, Monkey Man will be around
County Fair will feature truck and tractor
lots of livestock, fruits, and pulls, amusement
vegetable exhibits, plus a rides and games,
professional rodeo, carnival agricultural shows
rides and games, horse and livestock
pull, truck and tractor pull, exhibits.
demolition derbies, and fine The Clarion
food concessions. There County Fair will
will be plenty of musical Bengals. Their names are take place July 24-30 at the
entertainment too with Spirit, Fiona, Kia, Mikayla, Redbank Valley Municipal
a weeklong Battle of the Mohan and Taurus. They to entertain you everyday as
Park, 1.5 miles from New
Bands. In honor of its 150th will perform in daily shows well.
Bethlehem, PA on Rt. 28.
anniversary, a special Civil Tuesday through Saturday. For more information
Get the complete schedule at
War Traveling Road Show will The musical headliner and a schedule of events log
also be at the fair. will be NOMAD, on to elkcountyfair.net.
The Jefferson County which is short The Cameron County
Fair will take place July 17- for North of Fair will also take place
23 at the Jefferson County Mason Dixon. The August 6-13 in Emporium,
Fairgrounds just north of original hard- PA. The fair has been
Brookville. For a complete rocking country of good source a family
schedule visit jeffcofair.com. band combines entertainment, skillful
great lyrics and crafts, agricultural exhibits.
melodies with cameroncountyfair.org
Your Southern Gateway
to the Allegheny National Forest
Visit New Center & Wildlife Habitat
Be one of the first to discover the new Elk Country Visitor Center
in Benezette —
• Sensory-surround Theater
• Interactive Displays
• Wildlife Viewing Areas
(814) 787-5167 • www.ExperienceElkCountry.com
St. Marys Area
To celebrate Indepen-
dence Day the St. Mary’s
area the chamber of
commerce is putting on a
fireworks display at dusk on For more good stuff, be sure to stop by
July 2. Food and drinks will be available the Tasting in the Wilds & Art Show tak-
starting at 5 p.m. St. Marys Country Club. ing place July 23. It brings together area
(814) 781-3804, stmaryschamber.org wineries, a dozen breweries, plus local
Just south of St. Marys, the Elk restaurants to give you a taste of life in St. Leo’s Summer
County Fair will spring to life August the Pennsylvania Wilds. Artists from the Festival on August
9-13 at the fair grounds in Kersey, PA. area also participate in an art exhibit for 6-7 is an old-
Look for great food, exhibits, amusement your viewing pleasure. fashioned church
rides, musics, demolition derbies and Tasting in the Wilds is sponsored by festival with
more. elkcountyfair.net the Ridgway Heritage Council. The group food, games, car
is also organizing a tour of Ridgway’s show, and kids
beautiful historical homes on
Ridgway August 21. Call (814) 776-1032,
playland. It’s hap-
Visit Ridgway this summer pening at the Ridgway
ridgwayheritagecouncil.org. Firemen’s Grounds.
for the town’s
Fireman’s Celebration stleosfestival.com
featuring carnival rides,
food fireworks and a big
parade June 6-11. It’s all Elk County
happening at the Ridgway
Carnival Grounds on North
Rich in History, Tradition
Broad St. ridgwayfire.org. and Natural Beauty
The Elk County Historical Society in
Ridgway will hosts its annual Strawberry Paid for by the Elk County
Festival June 17 starting at 5 p.m. Room Tax Committee.