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St. Joseph’s Liberty 5K Run/Walk 9:00 am
St. Joseph’s Liberty 5K Run/Walk @ Lucinda Train Station
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
ST.JOSEPH’S LIBERTY 5K RUN/WALK • Lucinda Train Station, 1040 Lander Dr., Lucinda • Registration at 7:30 a.m.; Race at 9 a.m. • Rain or Shine • Pre-registration is encouraged; Visit at st-joseph-lucinda.org/fourthofjuly • Directions: Take first left off Rt. 66 N immediately following St. Joseph Church, then ¼ mile.
Fire Tower Historical Tour 1:00 pm
Fire Tower Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 1 @ 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
A Walk Through the Forest Cathedral 3:00 pm
A Walk Through the Forest Cathedral @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Please meet at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom for an interpretive hike into the finest stand of old growth E. white pine in the entire Northeastern U.S. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to observe the Longfellow Pine, tallest known tree north of the Smokies’! Learn how to identify old growth forest characteristics, and[...]
Tall & Majestic Trees of Northwestern Pennsylvania 9:00 pm
Tall & Majestic Trees of Northwestern Pennsylvania @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cook Forest State Park is home to the finest stand of ancient Eastern white pine and hemlock in the entire Northeastern United States. Within its boundaries resides the greatest concentration of white pines taller than 160ft north of the Great Smoky Mountains, and the greatest concentration of tall hemlocks in the Northeast. It also boasts[...]
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Tornado Discovery Hike 12:30 pm
Tornado Discovery Hike @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 2 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
On May 1, 2017, the National Weather Service stated that an F0 tornado ripped through the surrounding area and Cook Forest State Park. Downed swaths of trees were documented in several areas of the park. Heaviest damage was noted along the Hemlock and Joyce Kilmer Trails. Numerous ancient and tall trees were lost, but thankfully[...]
Patio Music with Samantha Sears 3:00 pm
Patio Music with Samantha Sears @ Trails End Restaurant
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
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Independence Day
St. Joseph’s 78th Annual 4th of July Celebration 11:00 am
St. Joseph’s 78th Annual 4th of July Celebration @ St. Joseph Parish grounds, 112 Rectory Lane, Rt. 66 Lucinda (I-80 Rt. 66 N. 10 Miles)
Jul 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
• Traditional all-you-can-eat Chicken & Ham Dinners – Homemade pie & Soup with our famous HOMEMADE NOODLES. • Games of skill & chance for all ages. • Live Entertainment • Festival Food • Bingo • Over $40,000 in Cash & Prizes including over 15 HANDMADE QUILTS, an Amazon Echo and a $5,000 Grand Prize. •[...]
Patio Music with Coston Cross 5:00 pm
Patio Music with Coston Cross @ Trails End Restaurant
Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
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Family Fishing Program 5:30 pm
Family Fishing Program @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The PA Fish & Boat Commission & Cook Forest State Park is offering a fishing program designed especially for families. Meet at the Children’s Fishing Pond behind the Park Office to learn basic baiting, casting, and knot tieing techniques designed to help you be a better fisherman. A packet of fishing goodies will be given[...]
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Cycling Cook Forest: Park Office-Cobb Town 9:00 am
Cycling Cook Forest: Park Office-Cobb Town @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Please bring your bikes & helmets and meet at the Park Office for an interpretive bike trip along the picturesque Tom’s Run Valley. We will be cycling within the heart of the Forest Cathedral amongst the ancient hemlocks and white pines, while stopping periodically to discuss logging history of the area and view old bracket[...]
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Patio Music with Robyn Young 3:00 pm
Patio Music with Robyn Young @ Trails End Restaurant
Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
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Archery Basics 9:00 am
Archery Basics @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Have you ever thought of getting into the archery hobby, or was just interested in improving your shooting technique? If so, this basic class on target archery is for you. We will be teaching proper shooting technique and form as well as safe equipment handling. Archery equipment provided, no prior archery experience needed. Participants must[...]
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Brookville YMCA Western PA CARES for Kids 5K, Duathlon, and Community Walk
Brookville YMCA Western PA CARES for Kids 5K, Duathlon, and Community Walk @ Cook Forest State Park, Shelter 2
Jul 15 all-day
The Duathlon consists of a 3.1 mile run then a 12-mile bike ride and ends with another 2 mile run. Many participate in this event as teams of 2 or 3, but this event can also be done solo. The 5k is 3.1-mile race on a mix of trails and paved roads in Cook Forest.[...]
Clarion River Canoe & Kayak Program: Arroyo Bridge – Halton 8:30 am
Clarion River Canoe & Kayak Program: Arroyo Bridge – Halton @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 15 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cook Forest State Park will be conducting an interpretive historical canoe & kayak program on the National Wild & Scenic Clarion River from Arroyo Bridge to Halton for experienced canoeists & kayakers only. This section of river is rich in local history, and also contains the most challenging set of rapids on the river, “THE[...]
Fire Tower Historical Tour 1:00 pm
Fire Tower Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 15 @ 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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Hellbender Hunt 9:00 am
Hellbender Hunt @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Please meet at the Park Office to car-pool to a nearby watershed to search for the elusive Allegheny Alligator and its close relative, the mudpuppy. Be prepared to get thoroughly drenched. Bring a sturdy river-walking stick. Proper river footwear is a must. Pack a lunch.
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Womens Weekend
Womens Weekend @ White's Haven Campground
Jul 22 all-day
We will be hosting many different vendors ( Lularoe, Thirty-One, Mary Kay, Posh, Pure Romance, Tupperware, and Jewelry by Wendy) all under one roof. This is free to the public , in addition there will be cookies and coffee. Bring a friend a get a gift.
Wild Herbal Medicine Walk & Workshop 12:00 pm
Wild Herbal Medicine Walk & Workshop @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In this two-part program, Adam Haritan from LearnYourLand.com, will discuss the importance of developing a medicinal strategy using wild plants and mushrooms from the landscape. The first part will feature an interpretive walk through Cook Forest, starting at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom, where participants will learn plant identification, medicinal benefits of wild[...]
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Snorkeling the Clarion 12:30 pm
Snorkeling the Clarion @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 26 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Please bring your masks & snorkels to the Park Office to search the river for aquatic insects and fish. This is a great opportunity to see fish and macros up close and personal and undisturbed in their natural habitat. It’s a totally different world down there. Sorry, no children under 12 years old. Minors must[...]
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Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest 8:00 pm
Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An HD short film, produced by Wild Excellence Films, is about the ancient hemlock trees of Cook Forest which are under attack from the hemlock woolly adelgid, a destructive insect that threatens the park’s old growth forest, a National Natural Landmark. The film covers threats to the forest and effort to combat this invasive insect.[...]
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Fire Tower Historical Tour 1:00 pm
Fire Tower Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 29 @ 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: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest 8:00 pm
Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An HD short film, produced by Wild Excellence Films, is about the ancient hemlock trees of Cook Forest which are under attack from the hemlock woolly adelgid, a destructive insect that threatens the park’s old growth forest, a National Natural Landmark. The film covers threats to the forest and effort to combat this invasive insect.[...]
Legions of the Night 8:30 pm
Legions of the Night @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 29 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Bats, moths & bugs, oh my! Please meet at Shelter #1 to help bat biologist Amber Nolder, and forest program specialist, Tim Tomon, for an evening survey of bats and moths along the picturesque Tom’s Run Valley.
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Upcoming Events

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12:30 pm Snorkeling the Clarion @ Cook Forest State Park
Snorkeling the Clarion @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 26 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Please bring your masks & snorkels to the Park Office to search the river for aquatic insects and fish. This is a great opportunity to see fish and macros up close and personal and undisturbed in their natural habitat. It’s a totally different world down there. Sorry, no children under 12 years old. Minors must[...]
Jul
28
Fri
8:00 pm Cathedral: The Fight to Save th... @ Cook Forest State Park
Cathedral: The Fight to Save th... @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An HD short film, produced by Wild Excellence Films, is about the ancient hemlock trees of Cook Forest which are under attack from the hemlock woolly adelgid, a destructive insect that threatens the park’s old growth forest, a National Natural Landmark. The film covers threats to the forest and effort to combat this invasive insect.[...]
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1:00 pm Fire Tower Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Fire Tower Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 29 @ 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.
8:00 pm Cathedral: The Fight to Save th... @ Cook Forest State Park
Cathedral: The Fight to Save th... @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An HD short film, produced by Wild Excellence Films, is about the ancient hemlock trees of Cook Forest which are under attack from the hemlock woolly adelgid, a destructive insect that threatens the park’s old growth forest, a National Natural Landmark. The film covers threats to the forest and effort to combat this invasive insect.[...]
8:30 pm Legions of the Night @ Cook Forest State Park
Legions of the Night @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 29 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Bats, moths & bugs, oh my! Please meet at Shelter #1 to help bat biologist Amber Nolder, and forest program specialist, Tim Tomon, for an evening survey of bats and moths along the picturesque Tom’s Run Valley.
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9:00 am American Canoe Association Level... @ Cook Forest State Park
American Canoe Association Level... @ Cook Forest State Park
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cook Forest State Park will be conducting an entry level American Canoe Association (ACA) sanctioned kayaking course for teachers and kayak enthusiasts. The following subjects will be covered: paddling environment, equipment, loading & unloading, rescues, maneuvers, and strokes. All participants will be required to complete a wet exit. Essential Eligibility Criteria: In order to participate[...]
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