Friday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m. Please meet at the Ridge Camp Park Amphitheater to learn about the onstellations and watch the Perseid Meteors put on their annual show. Attendees should bring a chair and flashlight and are urged to download one of the following free apps, SKYVIEW or NIGHT SKY, on their cell phones. Rain or heavy cloud cover date is Saturday, August 13 at 9:00 p.m. (1.5 hrs)
A staple in Cook Forest community, the Pickle Barrel, will be hosting a National Fireman Appreciation Day event at their location on Saturday, May 7th from 10am-4pm. Located 1.25 miles south of Cook Forest on Route 36, The Pickle Barrel is a local establishment here in Cook Forest, offering 3200 sq.ft. of local and handmade items. If you haven't had the opportunity to meet Erick and Linda, the owners of the Pickle Barrel, you should stop in and say hi! If you decide to bring the kids down, there will be a 'touch a truck' event, allowing them to explore an active fire truck, as well as fire prevention and awareness education courses. They even have the opportunity to meet [...]
When out and about on our beautifully-scenic Cook Forest hiking trails and State Park areas, keep your eyes peeled for a familiar Pennsylvania guest, the Eastern Coyote. Since the late 1930's, the domestic Eastern coyote has been a guest of the northern populations of Pennsylvania, ever since it migrated in from the Catskill Mountains-area of New York. With their expansion in the 1960's, several species have been located in virtually all of Pennsylvania's counties, with the heaviest concentrations being in the norther areas of the state. Weighing in at 45-55 lbs. for a male, and 35-40 lbs. as a female, Pennsylvania's coyote population is considerably larger than most of the common coyotes in the United States, also referred to as [...]
Saturday, February 19 at 11:00 a.m. - SNOWMAN IN THE FOREST DAY. Wintry activities along Clarion River in Cook Forest State Park. Activities are to be held at the new River Pavilion on River Road. 11:30 a.m. Lunch provided; Chili Cook-Off (hot and mild) 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Carriage rides, sledding, snowman building, ice skating (ice skates available) 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm Snowshoe interpretive hike within the old growth forest along Cook Trail, meet at the new River Shelter. 1:00 pm Happy Dog Contest Bring your puppy!! Remember, during this event, Cook Forest Top Hill Cabins still has cabin openings. Plus, our Cabin Fever Special where you book 2 nights and get one additional night free is still [...]
The holiday season is quickly approaching and Pennsylvania’s shops, attractions, parks, and venues are ready to put on a show! From twinkling holiday lights to splendid Christmas markets and festive trolley rides, discover holiday spirit in PA this November. To see a full list of the events and festivals happening this fall, check out the visitPA website. Know before you go: We recommend contacting your destination before your visit for their latest rules and regulations. Find up-to-date COVID-19 traveler resources on the visitPA website. 1. Cook Forest Gingerbread Tour Shop the 20-mile corridor of unique shops and boutiques between Cook Forest State Park and Historic Brookville along the Cook Forest Gingerbread Tour. This pre-Christmas shopping extravaganza features a diverse selection of beautiful creations that will [...]
Chainsaw Carver's Roundup at the Sawmill Center for the Arts, Cook Forest State Park, is coming again on September 17, 18 and 19. Be there and get your wood carving pieces. The artists create some wonderful pieces. The Bear Mailbox was carved for us by Joie Dussia. He and his wife, Zoie, also a Chainsaw Carver Artist, come to the Chainsaw Carver's Roundup almost every year. They are from Ridgeway and are wonderful artists. If you are staying in one of our cabins, the Sawmill is only about 1 mile from us.
Seneca Point Overlook is just about 5 miles from our cabins and is off of Route 36 across from Ridge Campground. One of our guests snapped this wonderful photo of the sunset at Seneca Point. The other landmark that is at Seneca Point is the Fire Tower where you can usually climb to the top. Seneca Point is a must see when you visit Cook Forest State Park.