Fair Winds in the Forest Attractions
Cook Forest State Park - 8,500-acres, once called the “Black Forest,” the area is famous for its stands of old growth forest. The Clarion River flows through the park: Recreational opportunities: hiking, biking, picnicking, horseback riding, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, hunting, ice skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, ice skating
Clarion River: recreational resource that offers ample opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, swimming, & wildlife-watching
Clear Creek State Park - 1,444 acres of the scenic Clear Creek Valley adjoining the Clarion River. Recreational opportunities: hiking, biking, swimming, picnicking, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing, sledding
Allegheny National Forest: hiking, biking, ATV/snowmobile, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, picnicking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing
Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts: craft market and weekly theater events from May - October along with special events such as Herb & Fiber Arts Festival, French & Indian War Encampment, Wood Show & Competition, Arts in the Forest Festival, Chainsaw Carvers' Round-up, and Gingerbread Tour - www.sawmill.org for more information
Other local annual events: Wine Fest in the Forest, Bike MS Cook Forest River Ride, Cook Forest Half Marathon & 5K, Snowman in the Forest
Pale Whale Canoe Livery Fleet: canoes, kayaks, tubes, & rafts
Cooksburg Dry Goods: gifts & snacks
Cook Forest Scenic Trail Ride: horseback riding
Cook Forest Fun Park: mini golf, bumper boats, go-carts, water slides, etc.
Farmers Inn: a wildlife park, petting zoo, restaurant, gift shop, furniture store
Parker's Indian Trading Post & Rock Shop: gift shop & gem panning
Pickle Barrel: crafts, gifts, antiques, & pickles
Briar Hill Furniture: white cedar log furniture
Sawmill Restaurant: soft-serve ice cream, burgers, etc.
Cooksburg Café: hand-dipped Hershey's ice cream, burgers, etc.
Country Store: gifts, candy, pickles, & hand-dipped ice cream
Simple Things of Cook Forest: Amish furniture, crafts, gifts, candles, etc.
Mountain Mercantile: antiques, furniture, crocks, curious goods, etc