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Clarion River Boating Program: Gravel Lick-Mill Creek 8:30 am
Clarion River Boating Program: Gravel Lick-Mill Creek @ Cook Forest State Park
Sep 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cook Forest State Park will be conducting an 8.5 mile interpretive historical canoe & kayak program on the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River from Gravel Lick to Mill Creek for experienced canoeists/kayakers only. This section of river is rich in local history and wildlife, and one of the most picturesque sections of the Clarion,[...]
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Hike to the Seneca & Mohawk Hemlocks 2:30 pm
Hike to the Seneca & Mohawk Hemlocks @ Cook Forest State Park
Sep 2 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Please meet at the Park Office for a strenuous hike through the finest tall old growth hemlock stand north of the Smokies. We will be visiting both the magnificent Mohawk and Seneca Hemlocks, some of the tallest and largest known hemlocks in the Northeast, as well as viewing 160-170ft tall white pines.
Owling & Ice Cream 8:00 pm
Owling & Ice Cream @ Cook Forest State Park
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Please bring your flashlights & headlamps and meet at the Cooksburg Café along River Road, 0.1mile up-river from the RT36 Cooksburg Bridge, for a leisurely stroll along the river enjoying local Hershey’s ice-cream and hopefully taking in an evening serenade from our resident screech owls.
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Fire Tower/Seneca Point Historical Tour 11:30 am
Fire Tower/Seneca Point Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Sep 3 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Please bring your binoculars and meet at the Fire Tower Parking Lot for a 45 minute historical interpretive tour of the Fire Tower and Seneca Point. Learn about local logging history, observe Indian sign, and take a breathtaking view from the box at the very top of the Fire Tower which will be open until[...]
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Fire Tower Historical Tour 1:00 pm
Fire Tower Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please bring your binoculars to the Fire Tower for an historical tour of Fire Tower #9 conducted by park volunteers, Kelley & Al Bilotto. Take a breathtaking view from the box at the very top of the Fire Tower and learn how it operated. The tower will be open from 100-300pm.
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Fire Tower Historical Tour 1:00 pm
Fire Tower Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please bring your binoculars to the Fire Tower for an historical tour of Fire Tower #9 conducted by park volunteers, Kelley & Al Bilotto. Take a breathtaking view from the box at the very top of the Fire Tower and learn how it operated. The tower will be open from 100-300pm.
Cathedral by Candlelight 7:30 pm
Cathedral by Candlelight @ Cook Forest State Park
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Walk into the depths of the Forest Cathedral by candlelight. Hike led, sponsored, and refreshments provided by Kalyumet Campground (www.Kalyumet.com) at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom. Bring your flashlights!
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Upcoming Events

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9:00 am Nominate a “Walk in Penn’s Woods” @ Cook Forest State Park
Nominate a “Walk in Penn’s Woods” @ Cook Forest State Park
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Dave Cole, DCNR service forester, and Stacy Wolbert, PGC wildlife diversity biologist, for a hike in the woods. We will meet at the Log Cabin Environmental Learning Classroom and hike the Liggett Trail & Toms Run Road. This flat trail starts at Forest Road across from the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Center, travels[...]
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1:00 pm Acorn History, Harvesting, and P... @ Cook Forest State Park
Acorn History, Harvesting, and P... @ Cook Forest State Park
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Throughout history, acorns have been consumed by humans living on at least four different continents. Once considered the “staff of life” in indigenous cultures, the acorn is generally considered inedible in its raw form, though with proper processing, its gifts are made manifest. This typically involves some variation of drying, shelling, grinding, leaching, and cooking.[...]
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all-day Columbus Day (regional holiday)
Columbus Day (regional holiday)
Oct 9 all-day
Public holiday in: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
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1:00 pm Fire Tower Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Fire Tower Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please bring your binoculars to the Fire Tower for an historical tour of Fire Tower #9 conducted by park volunteers, Kelley & Al Bilotto. Take a breathtaking view from the box at the very top of the Fire Tower and learn how it operated. The tower will be open from 100-300pm.
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8:00 am Woodsy Owl Workday @ Cook Forest State Park
Woodsy Owl Workday @ Cook Forest State Park
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Have you been looking for a way to get involved with Cook Forest State Park? Please consider joining us for the day to help maintain the park through various work projects. Woodsy Owl and Smokey Bear will be here to help also. Work projects may include invasive species removal, trail maintenance, litter pickup, painting, wood[...]
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1:00 pm Fire Tower Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Fire Tower Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please bring your binoculars to the Fire Tower for an historical tour of Fire Tower #9 conducted by park volunteers, Kelley & Al Bilotto. Take a breathtaking view from the box at the very top of the Fire Tower and learn how it operated. The tower will be open from 100-300pm
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