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, paddle the 2019 River of the Year, 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.
Sinnemahone Paddle

Each spring, hundreds of paddlers brave the cold waters of the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek to test their endurance in the largest downriver paddling event in Pennsylvania! Onlookers and participants are welcome. Pre-registration deadline is March 18 More Info.
Share the Love
A 10K, 5K, and 1-mile race along with soup, bake sale, and vendors at the Brookville YMCA on April 6th. Pre-registration deadline is March 29 More info.
Cook Forest Half-Marathon/5K
The 35th annual event takes place on April 7th with a very scenic course that runs along the Clarion River in Cook Forest. Pre-registration deadline March 26 More info.
Run or Walk for Someone Special
The 40th annual event is a 2-mile fun run or walk and a 5-mile race on April 7th. Pre-registration deadline is April 5 More info.
PAGO Captivating Critters Photo Contest
Captivating Critters
Photo Contest

Everything from the family pet enjoying the outdoors to the majestic elk in Elk Country - Submit your photos into the PAGO Captivating Critters Photo Contest for a chance to win cash prizes. Please remember, all photos submitted must be taken in the PA Great Outdoors' 5-county region.


Musical Entertainment in the Great Outdoors

Dust off your dancing shoes! March is an excellent time to visit the PA Great Outdoors. We've created a list of some music performances you won't want to miss.



Deer Creek Winery not only has a delicious wine variety and tasty treats, they also feature live musical performances each week.
March 2 Roots & Boots Tour, St. Marys - Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye performing LIVE. **SOLD OUT**
March 3 Alexander String Quartet, Foxburg - A major artistic presence performing concerts in major halls throughout North America and Europe.
March 8 Paolello & Gone, Kersey - Moonshine and blues!
March 15-16 Clarion River Jam Bluegrass Festival, Clarion - Continuous bluegrass and newgrass music by top regional musicians. Raffles, vendors, and prizes.
March 15 Qwister, St. Marys - A pre-St. Patty's Day celebration with Irish reggae.
March 16 Live Music, Brookville - Robyn Young will be performing at the new Barrel 55 bbr in Brookville. Food and drink specials.
March 16 Carnival of Souls, Foxburg - Irish Band celebrating St. Patrick's Day with a joyous evening of superb Irish and Celtic music.
March 17 St. Patricks Day, Brookville - Live music by Gary Bickerstaff, great food, and giveaways at Barrel 55 bbr!
March 24 Burning River Baroque, Foxburg - Involving the audience in the drama onstage, the program will meld Baroque repertoire with a Medieval work and the premier of Honey sweet we sing for you.
March 30 It's 5 O'clock Somewhere, Ridgway - The Buffettman & the Fruitcakes performing your favorites along with a buffet dinner, raffles, and more.
2019 River of the Year
The Wild & Scenic Clarion River bringing anglers, paddlers, and outdoor enthusiasts to the area each season has been named 2019 River of the Year! Visit our website for maps and more information.
Win an Overnight Stay

Win one of four overnight stays in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors! Visit our website and complete the form.

Deadline to enter is March 31, 2019
Win with PAGO We offer our fans and followers fun opportunities to win some pretty exciting prizes including overnight stays, tickets, merchandise, cash, and bragging rights! Visit our website and follow us on facebook for more information!