Cook Forest Online is the premiere Web travel guide and directory for the Cook Forest State Park region, in Western Pennsylvania.
2014 Snowman in the Forest - Details and list of activities
30th ANNUAL COOK FOREST HALF MARATHON & 5K - Saturday March 29, 1014 - Details and registration form
2013 Bike:MS River Ride, September 21 -The Cook Forest River Ride is a beautiful one-day ride that takes cyclists on a scenic route through the forest of Western Pennsylvania and along the Clarion River. More info and registration links
2013 French and Indian War Encampment - Take a walk back in time at the Sawmill Center for the Arts to view British, Colonial, French, and American Indian re-enactors as they portray lifestyles of the 18th century.
Sawmill Center for the Arts - Crafts, Theater, and Special Events info and calendar updated
New Photos - Summer 2012. Scenes from along the Clarion River, Cook Trail, Seneca Trail, and Seneca Point.
Recent Guestbook Entry:
|On 06/19/13, Brittany P. Wrote: "Another great summer up at Cook Forest! Back to Farmer's Inn for some good ice cream/food/shopping/and to check out the animals at the petting zoo! Also going to go canoeing, putt-putt, & go carting! We've had a cabin up here for years and we all absolutely love it! If I could live up there I would!! :)"
Upcoming Events - Plan Your Next Trip to the Forest With Our Calendar
Cook Forest is classified as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service.
The 7,182-acre Cook Forest State Park lies in scenic northwestern Pennsylvania. Once called "The Black Forest," the area is famous for its stands of old growth forest. The "Forest Cathedral" of towering white pines and hemlocks is a Natural National Landmark. The Clarion River is the eastern border of the Park, and is popular for canoeing and rafting.
If you've never visited beautiful Western Pennsylvania, you're missing out on a wonderful experience! People from all over the world travel to Cook Forest, which is near the Allegheny National Forest, to experience breathtaking nature scenery, catch glimpses of the wildlife, hunt and fish, float down the river on canoes, cross-country ski, and spend time with friends and family.
State Park Adventures
Bordered by the beautiful Clarion River, the Cook Forest State Park is known for virgin white pine and hemlock timber stands. It's also known for its excellent fishing streams and ponds, plus hundreds of miles of hiking trails that wind their way through the forest, including the Baker trail, which runs from Pittsburgh to the Allegheny National Forest, and the Rachel Carson trail.
Exciting Activities for the Whole Family!
If State Park attractions weren't enough, you'll find dozens of other things to do by visiting local merchants & shops, restaurants, and recreational attractions. Golf, mini golf, horseback riding, go-kart racing, waterslides, petting zoos, arcades, theater productions, concerts, flea markets -- there's something for everyone! Please feel free to visit our sponsors to find the best places to eat, stay, and have fun!