Things To Do Around Knox, Pennsylvania & Surrounding Areas
THINGS TO DO AROUND KNOX, PENNSYLVANIA
Knox is conveniently located in the Pennsylvania Wilds making traveling to the local outdoor attractions easy and worthwhile. If you are a visitor, or even a resident just looking for new ideas you’ve come to the right place! Below is a listing of current seasonal activities and things to do in Knox and the surrounding areas.
Outdoor Summer Activities
*Deer Creek Winery – Go enjoy a bottle of local made wine, catch live entertainment on Saturday afternoons, or fancy a night of wine and painting.
*Moonlite Drive-In theater – One of Western PA’s few remaining drive-in theaters! Pack up the kids, blankets, and lawn-chairs and enjoy a night at the movies!
*Sportsman’s Speedway – SUNDAY NIGHT THUNDER – Sunday’s @ 5pm. Come watch local drivers compete in a variety of divisions including 4 cylinder, street stock, 305 sprints and 602 modified race cars. Call 814-797-1621 for more information.
*Visit Foxburg, PA – Start your day with lunch at the Allegheny Grille, then stroll through the Red Brick Art Gallery, Foxburg Wine Cellars, and along the Clarion River. Or catch a ride on one of the horse-drawn carriage ride through the Foxburg Farm. Then relax for the evening with a room at the Foxburg Inn.
*YMCA Camp Caufman Zip Lining
*Wolf’s Camping Resort – park your RV or pitch-up-tent at this KOA campground. There is a a swimming pool for camper and/or public use (free admission for campers/$5 fee for public use).
*Clarion County Park – bring the kids out for a quick game of baseball on the diamond, play on the playground, walk the trails in the back of the park, or take a quick spin through the butterfly garden.
*Paddle Boarding on the Clarion River – Grab a board and paddle and enjoy a relaxing 1-2 hr trip along the peaceful Clarion river.
*Geocaching in Western PA – treasure hunting for the whole family! Visit www.geocache.org for listing of hidden caches. These caches are listed by location and difficulty, but don’t be afraid to get everyone involved in looking or deciphering the clues! Check out the “Finding Bigfoot” geocaching trail in the Allegheny National Forest (listed below).
*Cook Forest State Park – Start your day off with a go-kart race at one of the fun parks on the way into the park. Next, get in touch with nature on of hundreds of trails for hiking, biking, horse riding, and ATV driving. If you get too hot out on the trails, head on over to the Pale Whale on the Clarion river rent an inner-tube and enjoy a peaceful float down the Clarion river (highly recommended). While you are out and about, don’t forget to check out the Fire Tower, it really is a view you can’t describe. But climbers beware, the top is closed so be prepared to climb right back down, however….there are landings along the way that you can stop and take pictures from.
*Double Diamond Deer Ranch (highly recommended!) – Stop by and see why deer are like big dogs! 🙂 See deer up close and within hands reach for petting. Apples can be purchased for a small fee to feed to the deer.
*Clear Creek State Park – Located in Jefferson County, Clear Creek State Park provides visitors with 1,444 acres of land throughout the clear creek valley. Visit their website for more information on hiking, swimming, canoeing, camping, and cabin rentals.
*Allegheny National Forest – Check out the Kinzua resevoir for excellent fishing locations as well as the Sky Walk at the historic Kinzua dam bridge. This has a walk-out over the valley, not for the feint-of-heart!
WHILE YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THESE LOCAL GROWN GOODS!
*Local Farmers Markets – who doesn’t love a little fresh farm vegetables or authentic Pennsylvania maple syrup. The Knox farmers market runs on Friday evenings from May to October. The Clarion farmers Market runs every Saturday morning till Noon (also May thru October).
*Lavender Green – Purchase fresh lavender, essential oils, specialized gifts, or take a farm tour!