Endless Adventure in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors
In the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region, you can hear the bugle of an elk in the wild, stand at the feet of some of the tallest trees in the northeastern United States, visit a world-famous groundhog, find intriguing history throughout many charming small towns, and sample the area's many flavors at unforgettable wineries, breweries, distilleries, and restaurants. Come to the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors and find your endless adventure.
Snowmobiling Adventures the PA Great Outdoors Region: Come play on the hundreds of miles of ATV and snowmobile trails in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region. For ATV and snowmobile riders, the Allegheny National Forest in Forest County is king. Sinnemahoning and Sizerville State Parks in Cameron County provide snowmobilers easy access to the trail system in the nearby Elk State Forest, giving riders endless opportunities for adventure.

Check the Winter Trail Reports before your trip:

On January 26th, the Marienville Winterfest is a day filled with delicious food, raffles, chili cook-off, bake-off, scavenger hunt, coloring contest, sky lanterns, and the popular snowmobile torchlight parade.
PAGO Winter Fun Photo Contest
We all have winter memories
we like to show off!

Snowmobile excursions, cross-country skiing jaunts, ice fishing outing, wine tastings with friends, curled up in front of a cozy fireplace, sledding, skating, and making snowmen with the family - Submit your photos into the PAGO Winter Fun Photo Contest for a chance to win cash prizes.

Vacation on a Budget
Pine scented air and a blanket of snow bring a sense of calm to short winter days. Experience a hot tub in the snow, a friendly bed and breakfast, a jacuzzi suite for a romantic getaway, a cozy cabin buried in the woods, or the convenience of a hotel while you enjoy a relaxing vacation away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Lodging destinations throughout the region are offering winter specials and discounts to help you make your dreams of a cozy, romantic getaway a reality.

2019 Welcome Magazine is here!

Full of a wide variety of information, the Welcome Guide is the most complete directory to lodging, shopping, attractions, recreation, and so much more in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region!

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Visit the Weather Capital of the World!
Each February 2nd thousands of people gather from all over the world to witness the world-famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, announce his prediction how soon to expect spring! Start making your plans to come experience this celebration!

Enjoy some crazy chilly fun!

On January 12th, plunge into the icy Bennett's Branch at the annual Medix Hotel Polar Bear Plunge! Bonfire and towels for the brave souls willing to take the plunge. Onlookers and participants are welcome.
Blues and Brews
This 5th annual event is a great way to beat the winter blues! Live music, beer tastings, and a fire. January 12th More info.
Mountain Fest
This three day festival shows off winter fun in Elk County! Enjoy wineries, breweries, distilleries, food, vendors, artisans, and live music. Several contests including a chili, pie, and beard contest! January 18th-20th More info.
Beer Bash on the Allegheny
Enjoy an evening of food and beer pairings at the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg. Reservations are required. January 19th More info.