Attractions

  • Rich Valley Wines

    Address:
    400 E Allegheny, Emporium, PA 15834 .

    Cameron County’s first and only winery. Rich Valley Wines produces wine onsite in Emporium. From traditional dry to sweet fruits, we have something for everyone.

  • Elk County Council of the Arts Gallery

    Address:
    237 Main St, Ridgway, PA, USA .

    The Elk County Council on the Arts is a sales gallery located in beautiful downtown Ridgway Pennsylvania. They offer a wide variety of affordable items from 50+ local artisans. These items include one of a kind jewelry, pottery, photography, mixed media, painting, wood-turning and much more. 

    ECCOTA is a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts partner. Through their partnership with the PCA they are able to bring the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts grant program and Arts in Education residencies to our region. They also offer the annual Poetry Out Loud competition to local schools. These programs offer opportunities to engage the public in art, and bring public funds back into this generally underserved area.

    www.eccota.com

     

  • Kinzua Bridge State Park

    Address:
    Kinzua Bridge State Park, Viaduct Road, Mount Jewett, PA, USA .

    A 30 minute drive from the Hygrade Inn, the 339-acre Kinzua Bridge State Park, located in McKean County, is the home of the reinvented Kinzua Viaduct. The Viaduct, once the longest and tallest railroad structure at 2,053 feet long and 301 feet high, was partially destroyed by a tornado during 2003.

    Reinvented as a pedestrian walkway during 2011, visitors can stroll 600 feet out on the remaining support towers, peer miles out into the Kinzua Gorge, and gaze down through the partial glass platform at the end of the walkway.

  • Austin Dam Memorial Park

    Address:
    Austin Dam Memorial Park, Pennsylvania 872, Austin, PA, USA .

    a 25 minute ride from the Hygrade Inn, the Austin dam failed less than a year after its completion in 1911, unable to hold back the massive potential energy of the water pooling behind it. When bowing started becoming apparent after only a few months, dynamite was used to blow a 13 ft. hole in the structure to release some of the pressure–it was no use.

    The failure was a disaster for the town of Austin, as the raging torrent of water unleashed by the crumbling of the dam destroyed numerous buildings and roads, including the paper mill that supplied most of the jobs and powered the economy of the town. Even worse, 78 people were killed in the disaster.

    Then, it happened again.

  • Pine Creek Rail Trail

    Address:
    Pine Creek Rd, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, USA .

    A 45 minute drive from the Hygrade Inn, the Pine Creek Rail Trail is one of Pennsylvania’s destination trails, and for good reason. The 62-mile well--maintained trail runs at the bottom of überscenic Pine Creek Gorge, commonly called the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. Small towns along the route cater to trail visitors, and numerous trailheads, comfort stations, campgrounds, and lodging make extended stays possible. The finely crushed limestone surface is best suited for hybrid bikes; a service road next to the trail from Ansonia to Tiadaghton Campground (just northwest of where the trail intersects T357/Tiadaghton Road) is open to equestrians as well. It’s a good trail for families, but remember that bicyclists age 12 and under must wear a helmet.

  • Sinnemahoning State Park and Wildlife Center

    Address:
    8288 1st Fork Rd, Austin, PA 16720, USA .

    Sinnemahoning State Park is a 1,910-acre (773 ha) Pennsylvania state park in Grove Township, Cameron County and Wharton Township, Potter County, Pennsylvania. The park is surrounded by Elk State Forest and is mountainous with deep valleys. The park is home to elk and bald eagle, among other wildlife.  It oalso offers a state-of-the-art educational center.  The George B Steveson Dam is open to fishing, kayaking, conoeing, as well as bird watching and other activities. 

    Sinnemahoning State Park is on Pennsylvania Route 872, eight miles (13 km) north of the village of Sinnamahoning. In 1958, the park opened under the direction of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry: it became a Pennsylvania State Park in 1962. 

  • Elk Country Visitors Center

    Address:
    950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette, PA, USA .

    Taken from the Elk Country Visitor Center Website.  We could not have said it better:

    The Elk Country Visitor Center is a premier elk viewing location and is home to the largest wild elk herd in the northeastern United States. The Elk Country Visitor Center is designed specifically to help you experience these majestic animals year round and to learn more about elk, other wildlife and this amazing ecosystem. The Center is managed and operated by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit wildlife conservation organization whose mission is “To conserve and enhance Pennsylvania’s elk country for future generations“…No state funding goes into the operation of the Center.

    Elk are truly awesome creatures, and are an unforgettable sight for visitors to this special region of Pennsylvania. This world-class, eco-friendly visitor center offers panoramic views, interactive exhibits, a 4-D immersive story theater, a fabulous gift shop, and a hands-on Discovery Room for younger visitors. Outside, you can explore well-tended wildlife trails, elk observation areas, and viewing walls.

    Viewing Elk: Elk are wild animals, and we can’t promise you will see them during your visit–but we can offer some tips to improve your chances! The fields surrounding the center are planted with alfalfa, timothy, clover, and winter wheat to attract the elk. The best times to view are early in the morning, just after day light, and in the hours before dark. Elk do not like the heat, and they will bed down in the shade where it is coolest during the day.  Be sure to bring a camera and binoculars for better viewing!

  • Penn's Cave

    Address:
    222 Penns Cave Road, Centre Hall, PA 16828, USA .

    A unique,  historic experience

    Located in Pennsylvania, Penn's Cave is America's only all-water cavern & farm-nature-wildlife park. We offer the most unique experiences the whole family will love, including a fully-guided cavern tour by boat, a beautiful farm to enjoy nature & wildlife, an off-road mountain tour, gemstone panning, & more.

    Tickets are purchased inside the Visitors Center on the day of arrival. We do not sell advance or online tickets.

    (814) 364-1664         info@pennscave.com       www.pennscave.com

     

  • Straub Brewery Visitor Center & Tap Room

    Address:
    444 Brusselles St, St Marys, PA 15857, USA .

    From handcrafted brews directly from our nearby 100 + year old family-owned brewery to artisanal fresh locally sourced foods, they invite you to be their guest! Located at 444 Brusselles Street in St. Marys, the Straub Brewery Visitor Center & Tap Room is the site of a historic Straub family home built in 1917 by then 2nd generation Straub family member and brewery President, Anthony “Tony” Straub. Tony and his wife Regina “Reg” were always inviting of family and friends into their home and that is just one of many traditions they still carry on today. 

    http://straubbeer.com

  • Portville Drive-in

    Address:
    1060 Olean-Portville Road, Portville, NY, USA .

    YES DRIVE-INS STILL EXIST!

    Seasons begins April 2020

    The Portville Drive-In offers Family Oriented Entertainment at it's Best. Enjoy the Hottest New-Release Films in a spacious, outdoor, alchohol-free environment. They proudly feature two (2) screens, including one of the LARGEST Drive-In Theater Screens in New York State. Their Snack Bar has great food at very reasonable prices. A Huge Parking Area offers clear, unobstructed views from any position. Be sure and visit them for a night of great movies in a comfortable atmosphere.  They look forward to eeeing you in April 2020.

    Admission is $ 7.00 per person
    Children 11 & Under are $ 2.00 each  
    Gates Open at 7:30 pm.
    Shows begin at Dusk!
    Snack Bar - Open 7:30 pm. until end of first movie..

  • Boxcar Brew Works at Doolittle Station

    Address:
    1290 Rich Hwy, DuBois, PA 15801, USA .

    Boxcar Brew Works opened officially on September 23rd, 2017!  They are an Nano-brewery built like a modern art studio to support and encourage brewers.  They work with home brewers to bring their visions to the masses. With 20 taps you can always find something that you will enjoy. They brew lagers and ales, everything from a light refresh crisp pilsner to a deep black as night roasty stout. Their tap list is always rotating and the best way to know exactly what is on is to stop. Their food menu is unique, they try to bring in and use as many local ingredients as possible but also like to have on house favorites like their lobster roll. Their staff is knowledgable in all our offering and can make recommendations. If you can't find something you like they can always order food from The Depot or Railcar Pizza.

    http://www.doolittlestation.com/index.php/single-column/boxcar-brewworks

    Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday         4pm-10pm
    Friday & Saturday            12pm-11pm
    Sunday                              12pm-8pm