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Cook Forest

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Address: Cooksburg, PA
08:00 - 16:00
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The Great Outdoors

A lovely place to hike, with a few campgrounds, small theme parks, and canoeing. Touristy during tourist season, of course 😀.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States
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Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to hike, with a few campgrounds, small theme parks, and canoeing. Touristy during tourist season, of course 😀.

Thank Jalerran
Paris, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Trees that are over a century old along well marked trails. It was a stunning hike, one that we were both thankful we did.

Thank steveash2n
Lansing, Michigan
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189 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Cook Forest is a perfect place to relax. I enjoy it year round! Hiking and canoeing in the summer. Cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter! Get out in nature and clear your head!

Thank Trip M
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We stayed at the Gateway Lodge and went hiking in the Cook Forest State Park. It was still a bit chilly from being near the end of winter but still a great place to hike with nice trails full of old trees and streams.

Thank Kelly K
Brookville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Cook Forest is the best place to go to recharge.I love hiking htru the woods, or paddling down the river.Its great foe a picnic too. You are surrounded by nature.

Thank dezrtmist
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

My husband and I went for our honeymoon. It was quiet and peaceful and just what we needed to get away for awhile, and unplug from technology.

Thank Denise H
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545 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Cook forest is a really enjoyable place to visit, the dense forest can take away the sunlight and make you slow down to appreciate the forest. Cell service is sketchy here, which is a benefit as it helps you to enjoy the surroundings. Lots of hiking, camping, and river activities to be found.

Thank Jonathan K
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

If you love, or even just kinda like the outdoors, this is the place for you. Hunt, fish, hike, canoe, or just leaf peep! Lots of summer activities for the children such as go karts, horse back riding and bumper boats. If you have a couple days, take the just over 2 hr drive straight out rt.28! You won't be... More 

Thank Fishenigma
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Cook Forest is a wild and beautiful setting. I recommend that you stop at the Visitor Center for maps of the trails before you begin hiking. There is no clear signage directing you to the Visitor Center. It's easy to drive right past it. If you are driving north to Cook Forest on 36, as soon as you cross the... More 

Thank Frank D
San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Enjoyed the hike up through the old growth forest. Everything covered in moss and green ferns. Amazing to see that a storm in August of 1956 blew down 60% of the large trees. Thanks to the individuals who thought to preserve this ares.

Thank jecoteff

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