Explore Knox & Surrounding Areas

Knox has Main Street Park and Knox Community Park (Peanut Park) areas within the borough for outdoor activities.

PARKS

Main Street Park – 515 Main Street, Knox
Located on Main Street, this area is used several times a year for Light-Up Night and Horsethief Days.

Knox Community Park (Peanut Park) – Cemetery Street, Knox – (814) 221-1497

Located across the street from the cemetery in Knox, the park is owned and maintained by the Knox Civic Club. The land was purchased in 1920 with additional land for a tennis court purchased in 1921. Since then generations have been enjoying this picturesque park of mature shade trees, green grass, swings, play equipment, and peaceful benches.

A large pavilion is available for rental. For reservations call 814-221-1497.
Photo by Knox Civic Club.

Beaver Creek Nature Area – RT 208, West just outside of the Borough, Knox – (814) 226-6126

A popular area for photography, bird-watching, hiking and fishing. Beaver Creek contains 850 acres of lakes, wetlands and meadows stocked with Largemouth Bass and Bluegill for regulated fishing. There is also an onsite pavilion for picnics.

The Seneca Rock Audubon Sociality identified well over 150 species of birds and waterfowl that visit and nest here. What an awesome place to observe wildlife and have outdoor fun!

BIKE TRAILS

Rail 66 Country Trail – A Four Season Trail – Rt-322, Shippenville – Rail 66 Website
Rail 66 Country Trail is a non-motorized, 4-season trail that currently extends 20 miles through the scenic countryside of northern Clarion County near the Village of Lucinda on the historic Knox-Kane railroad bed. The 20 mile corridor of the Knox to Kane rail bed aka Rail 66 Country Trail starts at Clarion Junction (Rt 322) in Shippenville (next to O’Neil’s Quality Foods, 10929 Rt-322, Shippenville). Parking available.

Rail 66 Bike Trail

Sandy Creek Trail – 12 Miles of Scenic Views – Rt-322, Van – Visit Trail Website
This paved trail carves through some of the most remote and spectacular countryside in northwestern Pennsylvania. Beginning in Van (10 miles from Knox), it descends for eight miles, following Sandy Creek to the Allegheny River. You will cross numerous railroad trestles, which provide scenic views. At about mile seven you will go through the cool Sandy Creek rail tunnel. Where the trail meets the river you can pick up the Allegheny River and Samuel Justus trails. To continue on the Sandy Creek Trail, cross the stunning 1,385-foot Belmar railroad bridge, and head southwest, following the river downstream for four miles through the peaceful river valley.

 

CAMPING

Wolfs Camping Resort – 308 Timberwolf Run, Knox – (814) 797-1103 – WolfsCampingResort.com
Wolfs Camping Resort has it all…Heated swimming pool, Laundry Facilities, Ice Cream Shop, Poolside Snack Shack, Grocery Store, Recreation Fields, Weekly Campground Activities, Horseshoe Pits, Volleyball, Large arcade, Baseball Field, 9 Hole Golf Course (with club & cart rentals), 18 Hole Mini Golf, Chipping Range, 9 Acre Fishing Lake, and Two Pavilions.

Quiet Acres Camping – 1507 Coulter Road, Knox – (814) 549-0665 – QuietAcresCamping.com
The 7-acre site, located mostly in a rural area nestled in the woods, offers summer camping and outdoor recreational for campers of all ages. The campground features 12 campsites measuring 12′ x 30′ with a 20′ x 20′ space for picnic table and fire pit, full water, sewage, and 20 amp / 50 amp electrical service hookup available during the spring through fall months. We also have a cabin rental with a loft and 2 full-size beds available November through April.

The property features a children’s playground, cornhole, a creek that runs along the property that is continually stocked for trout season, many dirt roads that may be utilized for walking and bicycling.