Things To Do...Places to Go


If you find another option, please let us know and we will add it for future guests as well. 

Cousin Basils (less than 1/2 mile from cabin)

Clarion River Brewing Company Gateway Lodge

The Forest Nook Trails End The Wayside Inn

Farmers Inn


Some "must-does" while you are here...

Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau: Check out this great website with information about the area surrounding our cabin. Lots of stuff to see and do here. Click Here. 

Hiking: World class hiking awaits you in both Clear Creek and Cook Forest. We have provided maps for both parks. (Pro-tip: Try the Cathedral Trail in Cook Forest...especially with a little snow...)

We try to provide maps in the cabin for our guests. Maps are also available around the parks or at the offices. You You may also access a .pdf map of the parks here:

Winter: Winter offers the visitor some great activities, from cross country skiing to snowmobiling. 

Shopping: Summer offers the visitor the best amount of shopping with all of the areas stores open at least on the weekends, many open throughout the week. Winter options are more limited, but there are still options. (Pro-tip: visit the Sawmill Center located on River Road outside of Cooksburg and support local artisans.)

Theater: The Verna Leith Sawmill Theater on Forest Road, just outside of Cooksburg offers local theater during the summer months. Click here for more information. 

Festivals: There are many festivals and happenings that occur throughout the parks. Some of the more notable ones are the Herb and Fiber Festival and the French and Indian War Encampment. Click here for more information on these great events. 

Horseback riding: There are several local vendors that offer horseback riding in the area. 

Swimming: The Clarion River offers unlimited swimming opportunities with several good places along River road outside of Cooksburg to stop and swim. A pool is also available in the warmer months at Campers Paradise Campground near Clear Creek State Park. A fee does apply. Directions here. 

Hunting and Fishing

The Cook Forest area provides outdoorsman with many opportunities to explore. There are several State Game Lands nearby. SGL 283 is within a couple miles and the Cook Forest and Clear Creek State park offer thousands of acres of land. You can access the PA Game Commission website at for more information.

There is lots of good fishing in the area, including the kids fishing pond located just behind the Cook Forest State Park Office in Cooksburg. The Clarion River offers trout, bass and other species of fish.


Farmers Inn: This local attraction offers a driving range, small zoo, bulk candy store, petting zoo. Left on Rt. 36 to Sigel and turn left, follow signs. 

Ice Cream: there are several place in and around the parks to treat yourself to some ice cream . (Pro-tip: the best part of being an adult is having ice cream any time you want...)

Go-Karts, Water Slides, Mini-Golf, etc. There are several vendors in and around Cook Forest that offer adventures for kids, big and small. 

Checkout this good collection of things to do from Trip Advisor.