Find your unique journey on the NST in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Pennsylvania is one of 7 northern states that the North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) traverses, covering outstanding scenic beauty across a variety of environments. The Pennsylvania portions of the trail, which cover 265 miles, wind largely through our hardwood forests - including the Allegheny National Forest, and in portions, parallel to the Allegheny and Clarion Rivers.
Open skies, rolling mountains, and forest abound in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF), Pennsylvania's only National Forest. Established in 1923, the ANF covers 517,000 acres. The Allegheny National Forest's motto "Land of Many Uses" speaks to the balance of outdoor recreation, watershed protection, wildlife habitat management, and sustainable forestry practices. The ANF contains an 87-mile meandering northward segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail (NST). (Photo by: Leslie DeVore)
Famous for its stands of old growth forest known as the “The Ancients,” Cook Forest State Park’s Forest Cathedral of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. The North Country National Scenic Trail (NST) intersects Cook Forest State Park and State forest lands.
Please consult these sources for trail information to safely and efficiently plan your trek.
In the area
ANF Visitors Bureau
The Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau is the official Destination Marketing Organization for McKean County, Pennsylvania. We partner with many local businesses, state and federal land partners and the Seneca Nation to offer easy getaway and vacation planning.
PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau
We are the designated tourism promotion agency for a 5-county region consisting of Clarion, Jefferson, Elk Forest, and Cameron Counties, which is known as the PA Great Outdoors. Contact us for information on lodging, events, attractions, and more.
Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bu
Contact us for information to help plan your next adventure into the Allegheny National Forest Region of northwestern Pennsylvania. We can help you find just the experience you seek and want. Major at...
PO Box 371
Bradford PENNSYLVANIA 16701
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