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Address: Cooksburg, PA
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A piece of natural history

Cook Forest State Park is the second most visited state park in PA, second only to Presque Isle on Lake Erie. Wonderful forest, many different species of wildlife including... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Terry C
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Cooksburg, Pennsylvania
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Cooksburg, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cook Forest State Park is the second most visited state park in PA, second only to Presque Isle on Lake Erie. Wonderful forest, many different species of wildlife including eagles, bear, deer, bobcat, river otter, turkey and the list goes on. A very relaxed atmosphere in which to unwind, A great Clarion River to enjoy canoeing, kayaking, tubing or just... More 

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Loved hiking the trails, especially the Longfellow and the Cordouroy! 18 inches of snow made the forest spectacular!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Trails are very well marked. Hiking was fantastic. Peaceful and beautiful. Nothing is marred by man. Huge trees that have never been cut. Awesome.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Not to be missed for the day tripper, hiker, boater, family... Well just about anybody! This is one of the last stands of virgin Hemlock in the state.

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Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Just seeing the huge trees worth trip. Lots of hiking trails thru old growth forest. Found one bike path in brief visit but only rode 1.5 miles. Neat log cabin with displays. Fall colors spectacular.

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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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158 reviews 158 reviews
28 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What a great (and rare) opportunity to enjoy some original growth forest in PA. A cyclone went through in the 1950's and wiped out a lot of it, but still a significant amount left to be scene. Great trails - both easy and moderate. The Park staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Could easily spend an entire weekend hiking the trails.

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Pittsburgh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

I recently visited the Fire Tower with my mom and sister. My mom and dad met in the 70s at Clarion University and they visited the tower then. It was awesome to go there years later to reminisce. After the TALL climb we shook the nerves out by walking around. beautiful area! Great opportunities for photography.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Had a great time camping here. So many trails for hiking and biking. The canoeing was great on Clear creek river. Fishing was so so but it was the end of July. Old #9 Fire Tower gives a a great over all view of the area and at Seneca Point Overlook you can see the Clarion Valley. A good family... More 

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Greenwood, Arkansas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

As much as I hate the north anything, Cook Forest is such a beautiful place. I went canoeing down the river, and the view was just breathtaking. Just seeing the trees, hearing the calm water, was just so relaxing. The place is just amazing. I am definitely going back again to visit!

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Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Fell in love with Cook Forest when my parents purchased a small cabin about 30 minutes away. Then I went to college at nearby Clarion University and got to enjoy it with friends. We live in Maryland now so we don't get the opportunity to get back much be have stayed at some of the B&B's a couple of times.... More 

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