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Fall in the Forest

Fall in Cook Forest and the surrounding area is so beautiful. I was tempted to take a road trip and take photos on the way. My trip went from our property to River Road and all along Clarion River up to the Hallton Sportsman's Club (known as Hallton Hilton). Then, after lunch at Cousin Basil's near Rt 899 on Rt 36, I continued on to the Fire Tower and Seneca Point. What a wonderful day it was.  So many opportunities for great photos! Walkers Fire Tower Tree Growing out of a rock Bridge to Seneca Point Bald Eagles Bear at Sunburst Locust Cabin Seneca Point Rocks Clarion [...]

By |2022-11-06T10:43:27-05:00November 6th, 2022|Fall in the Forest|0 Comments

Meteor Shower & Stargazing

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)

By |2022-08-02T14:47:08-04:00August 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Fireman Appreciation Day 2022

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 [...]

By |2022-05-03T11:40:39-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coyotes- One of Pennsylvania’s most dangerous animals

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 [...]

By |2022-05-03T11:00:19-04:00May 3rd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Black Bear in Cook Forest Area

People in Pennsylvania have experienced more bear sightings most probably because more of us have been home to see them due to the pandemic. Have you or someone you know seen a black bear lately - such as in your trash, in a tree or just walking by? I know we have here in Cook Forest. According the the PA Game Commission, black bear live in 3/4 of Pennsylvania making it more likely for you to spot one. It is reported that an estimated 20,000 black bears make their home in Pennsylvania. That is a lot of bears! A mild May probably drew more bears out into the open during the day. Black bears usually are out at dawn and dusk. [...]

By |2022-04-09T12:31:38-04:00April 9th, 2022|Bear|0 Comments

Snowman in the Forest Day, Cook Forest State Park

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 [...]

By |2022-01-22T13:21:12-05:00January 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Events and Festivals Fall 2021

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 [...]

By |2021-11-09T14:15:02-05:00November 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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