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Whether you like to hike, bike, canoe, ride a horse, visit a winery, fish or play a round of golf; the Cook Forest area offers countless recreational opportunities for added enjoyment during your stay.

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Kalyumet

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From fishing to hiking, flea markets to golf courses, the surrounding area offers countless opportunities for additional fun!

Kalyumet is conveniently located near Cook Forest State Park. Bordered by the Clarion River, the parks offers 7,182 acres of natural splendor and great recreational opportunities. The majestic stands of old growth timber have earned Cook Forest the National Natural Landmark designation from the National Park Service.

Cook Forest Attractions

  • HIKING - Explore 16 marked trails that cover a network of more than 27 miles.
  • FOREST CATHEDRAL - Site of 250-300 year old trees, some standing 200 feet tall.
  • FISHING - The Clarion River abounds with trout, warm water game fish and panfish.
  • CHILDREN'S FISHING POND - A special stocked fishing pond is available for the exclusive use by children 12 and under and the disabled.
  • FIRETOWER #9 - The 80' tower built in 1929 provides a wonderful view of the forest area.
  • SENECA POINT OVERLOOK - Capture a great view of the Clarion River Valley from an elevation of 1600 feet.
  • CLARION RIVER - The tracts of the river winding through Cook Forest are perfect for wading, canoeing and tubing.
  • CLEAR CREEK STATE PARK - Part of the Cook Forest Complex, this area offers scenic views, well maintained hiking trails and fishing opportunities
  • WILDLIFE SPOTTING - Cook Forest is home to many forms of wildlife including more than 90 species of birds, deer, black bear, turkey, raccoon, skunk and grouse. A few bald eagles have even been spotted in the area.
  • BRIDLE TRAILS - Horseback riding can be enjoyed on the equestrian trails.
  • PICNIC AREAS - Picnic facilities are available throughout the park and along the Clarion River.
  • HUNTING - Over 4,000 acres of the park are open to hunting.
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS - Environmental programs are presented Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the summer.
  • CCC CAMP - Historic information on the camp is posted where the camp once stood within the River Picnic Area.
  • COBBTOWN AND BRACKET DAMS - Clues of this historic logging boomtown can still be found along Tom's Run.
  • SENECA TRAIL MINERAL SPRINGS - Natural Mineral Springs popular around the turn of the century were thought to have curative powers.

Nearby Attractions

  • ROUTE 66 BIKE TRAIL
  • CANOEING
  • NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL
  • HORSEBACK RIDING
  • ANTIQUE AND SPECIALTY SHOPS
  • CLARION RIVER BOAT LAUNCH
  • WATERSLIDES
  • BUMPER BOATS
  • GO-KART TRACKS
  • FLEA MARKETS
  • STATE GAME LANDS
  • NUMEROUS RESTAURANTS
  • CLARION UNIVERSITY
  • DEER RANCH
  • ELK HERD
  • SAWMILL THEATRE
  • SAWMILL CENTER FOR THE ARTS
  • AMISH COMMUNITY
  • PETTING ZOO
  • PUBLIC GOLF COURSES
  • RAILROAD TOURS
  • ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST

Local Festivals

The event dates listed below are provided as a guideline and are subject to change. Before making specific plans to attend any event, confirm the dates and times with the event coordinators. Plan your vacation during one of the many local festivals!

MAY - OCTOBER HAZEN FLEA MARKET - First Weekend (Sunday) of the Month
MAY - SEPTEMBER SAWMILL THEATER EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
MAY 13, 2017 SAWMILL FOLK MUSIC COMPETITION
JUNE 3 - 4, 2017 SAWMILL HERB & FIBER FESTIVAL
JUNE 10 - 11, 2017 FRENCH & INDIAN WAR ENCAMPMENT
JUNE 21 - 25, 2017 BROOKVILLE LAUREL FESTIVAL
JUNE 29 - JULY 4, 2017  WOLF CORNERS FAIR
JULY 15 - 16, 2017 SAWMILL WOODCARVINGSHOW
JULY 23 - 29, 2017 CLARION COUNTY FAIR
AUGUST 15 - 20, 2017 TIONESTA INDIAN FESTIVAL
AUGUST 19 - 20, 2017 SAWMILL QUILT SHOW
AUGUST 19 - 20, 2017 ELK EXPO - BENEZETTE
AUGUST WINEFEST IN THE FOREST - Third Saturday in August
SEPT 15 - 17, 2017 SAWMILL CHAINSAW CARVERS ROUND UP & AUCTION
SEPT 30 - OCT 8, 2017 CLARION AUTUMN LEAF FESTIVAL
OCT 6 - 8, 2017 FRANKLIN APPLEFEST

We would be happy to direct you to these or any of the many other local attractions. Just inquire during your stay at Kalyumet!