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.
Try The Sky Walk At Kinzua Bridge Approximately 45 minutes from our cabins, this makes for a great day trip. But, are you brave enough to experience this sky walk? Mother Nature simply won’t take no for an answer but, then again, neither will the Kinzua Bridge. In 2003, Mother Nature's tornado ripped through Kinzua State Park, and succeeded in bringing down all but one-third of the 2,000+ foot long Kinzua Bridge. But, despite the storm, part of the Kinzua Bridge refused to collapse. Today, the 600 feet of bridge that survived has become one of the state’s most spectacular sky walks, giving visitors a stunning view of the forest floor and the remains of the bridge scattered around some [...]
This is a great photograph of Mountain Laurel (PA's State Flower) blooming along the Clarion River.
The outside of Blue Spruce Cabin has been totally stained!! We think it looks great and hope you do also. Blue Spruce was torn town and totally rebuilt in 2020. The cabin features all new appliances, new furniture and bedding plus air conditioning. So far, almost everyone has positive reviews about this totally new cabin. We hope you enjoy this new addition.
Employees - from left to right - Kim, Christina, Rhonda, Christina and Gavin getting ready to start their work day at Top Hill Cabins. They are displaying their new t shirts.
THE OUTLAWS ARE COMING August 27, 2020 Interested in Motorsports Dirt Track Racing? Read on.... The premiere dirt track touring series in America, The World of Outlaws Late Models announced that they will be bringing their unique brand of high-speed thrills and spills to Thunder Mountain Speedway for a huge doubleheader weekend on Friday and Saturday, September 25-26. This will be the first-ever appearance at the dirt track in Knoxdale, Pennsylvania for the Morton Builders World of Outlaws Late Models. It also marks the 103rd series event in PA and Thunder Mountain will become the 17th different track in the Keystone State to host a World of Outlaws Late Model race. Friday’s $10,000-to-win program at the 3/8th-mile venue is part of [...]