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Creekside Cabin Guidebook

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Creekside Cabin Guidebook

Local Food Scene
The best bacon around. They also have MTO sandwiches, local baked goods, and many essential items (in case you forgot something).
Leeper Red & White Market
32836 PA-66
The best bacon around. They also have MTO sandwiches, local baked goods, and many essential items (in case you forgot something).
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and 6-packs to-go. Open late.
Sawmill
32873 Pennsylvania 66
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and 6-packs to-go. Open late.
Smoothies and health food. Yoga on Saturdays.
Wild Smoothie Co
1 North 6th Avenue
Smoothies and health food. Yoga on Saturdays.
This is a Clarion staple.
Bob's Sub & Sandwich Shop
501 Main St
This is a Clarion staple.
Old-fashioned hot dogs, burgers, and fries.
Daddy's Main Street Hot Dog
513 Main Street
Old-fashioned hot dogs, burgers, and fries.
Great local coffee shop with baked goods and light food. Cash only.
Michelle's Cafe
611 Main Street
Great local coffee shop with baked goods and light food. Cash only.
Clarion’s best kept secret. Awesome fried chicken, homemade donuts and cinnamon rolls. Breakfast buffet every Sunday. Closed Saturdays and Mondays.
The Liberty House Restaurant
603 Liberty Street
Clarion’s best kept secret. Awesome fried chicken, homemade donuts and cinnamon rolls. Breakfast buffet every Sunday. Closed Saturdays and Mondays.
Our favorite local pizza.
Tommys Italian Pizzeria & Pub
8476 PA-949
Our favorite local pizza.
Family-friendly Italian.
Sweet Basil
21108 Paint Blvd
Family-friendly Italian.
Most known for their wings, but also a good choice if you're looking for a local bar atmosphere.
Vince's Tavern
31729 Pennsylvania 66
Most known for their wings, but also a good choice if you're looking for a local bar atmosphere.
Beer Distributors
Closest beer distributor.
Matt's Beer Barn
30836 Pennsylvania 66
Closest beer distributor.
Breweries
Awesome beers and great food. This is one of our favorite places for dinner in the area.
Clarion River Brewing Company
600 Main St
Awesome beers and great food. This is one of our favorite places for dinner in the area.
Local brewery with indoor games and a nice outdoor space. Check their website for upcoming events, or to see if they're featuring a local restaurant.
Mechanistic Brewing Co.
538 Liberty Street
Local brewery with indoor games and a nice outdoor space. Check their website for upcoming events, or to see if they're featuring a local restaurant.
New brewery with an awesome outdoor space.
Lost In The Wilds Brewing
21964 Pennsylvania 66
New brewery with an awesome outdoor space.
Wineries
Apps, sandwiches, pizza, sorbet, and a country-side terrace to enjoy your wine. Live music every week.
Deer Creek Winery
3333 Soap Fat Rd
Apps, sandwiches, pizza, sorbet, and a country-side terrace to enjoy your wine. Live music every week.
Nearby Attractions
8,500 acre old growth forest with 29 miles of hiking trails and 13 miles of biking trails. The closest trailheads (Camp & Corduroy) are just over a mile from the cabin.
Cook Forest State Park
8,500 acre old growth forest with 29 miles of hiking trails and 13 miles of biking trails. The closest trailheads (Camp & Corduroy) are just over a mile from the cabin.
Large forest that covers over 500,000 acres and offers a variety of outdoor activities all year around. The closest access point is in Marienville, about 20 minutes from the cabin.
Forêt nationale d'Allegheny
Large forest that covers over 500,000 acres and offers a variety of outdoor activities all year around. The closest access point is in Marienville, about 20 minutes from the cabin.
1,200 acre state park at the confluence of Clear Creek and the Clarion River. Beartown Rocks is a popular destination for hikers.
Clear Creek State Park
38 Clear Creek Rd
1,200 acre state park at the confluence of Clear Creek and the Clarion River. Beartown Rocks is a popular destination for hikers.
Popular destination for canoeists, kayakers, paddle boarders, swimmers, and tubers. Great fishing for small mouth bass & brown trout.
Clarion River
Popular destination for canoeists, kayakers, paddle boarders, swimmers, and tubers. Great fishing for small mouth bass & brown trout.
Hand-carry boat launch a couple miles from the cabin with parking for approximately 10-15 cars.
Gravel Lick Canoe Launch
Hand-carry boat launch a couple miles from the cabin with parking for approximately 10-15 cars.
Tube and kayak rentals as well as canoe trips on the Clarion River. There's a changing station and plenty of parking on site.
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Pale Whale Canoe Fleet
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Tube and kayak rentals as well as canoe trips on the Clarion River. There's a changing station and plenty of parking on site.
Attraction for both tourists and locals, this bridge is often submerged and is a popular place for photos, fishing and kayaking.
Nebraska Bridge
Attraction for both tourists and locals, this bridge is often submerged and is a popular place for photos, fishing and kayaking.
Go karts, mini golf, bumper boats and a water slide located just around the corner from the cabin.
Cook Forest Fun Park
2952 PA-36
Go karts, mini golf, bumper boats and a water slide located just around the corner from the cabin.
Animal park and gift shop featuring more than 20 whitetail deer as well as a “Big Trucks, Big Fun” playground. Open daily May through October.
Double Diamond Deer Ranch
12211 PA-36
Animal park and gift shop featuring more than 20 whitetail deer as well as a “Big Trucks, Big Fun” playground. Open daily May through October.
Old-time hardware store with uniques and antiques.
Lander's General Store
27110 PA-66
Old-time hardware store with uniques and antiques.
A large antique store about 20 minutes from the cabin. If you enjoy antiquing, this place is a must!
Fryburg Old Treasures Depot
19255 PA-208
A large antique store about 20 minutes from the cabin. If you enjoy antiquing, this place is a must!
A Cook Forest landmark located just over 4 miles from the cabin is easily accessible. There’s plenty of parking on-site, and if you’re up for it, you can climb to the top of the 90′ fire tower! More information can be found at: https://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/cookforesttower
Historic Fire Tower #9
A Cook Forest landmark located just over 4 miles from the cabin is easily accessible. There’s plenty of parking on-site, and if you’re up for it, you can climb to the top of the 90′ fire tower! More information can be found at: https://www.eastcoasthiker.com/trails/cookforesttower
A unique waterfall that flows into the Clarion River near Hemlock Island. Located a short distance downstream of the Route 36 bridge it’s accessible only by foot. We recommend starting from the trailhead off of Gravel Lick Road. More information can be found at: https://uncoveringpa.com/henry-run-sawmill-dam-in-cook-forest-state-park
Henry Run Sawmill Dam
A unique waterfall that flows into the Clarion River near Hemlock Island. Located a short distance downstream of the Route 36 bridge it’s accessible only by foot. We recommend starting from the trailhead off of Gravel Lick Road. More information can be found at: https://uncoveringpa.com/henry-run-sawmill-dam-in-cook-forest-state-park
This bridge spans Tom’s Run and is easily accessible without much hiking required. Parking is just about 3 miles from the cabin off of Forest Road. More information can be found at: https://bridgehunter.com/pa/clarion/bh62633/
Cook Forest Swinging Bridge
This bridge spans Tom’s Run and is easily accessible without much hiking required. Parking is just about 3 miles from the cabin off of Forest Road. More information can be found at: https://bridgehunter.com/pa/clarion/bh62633/
Nearby Hikes
This 4,600 mile trail that starts in North Dakota and ends in New York is the longest scenic trail in the U.S. It utilizes several other trails in the area, such as the Baker Trail. The closest trailhead is about 2 miles from the cabin on Gravel Lick Road. This trailhead also has parking for approximately 5-10 cars. More information can be found at: https://northcountrytrail.org
North Country National Scenic Trail Trailhead
This 4,600 mile trail that starts in North Dakota and ends in New York is the longest scenic trail in the U.S. It utilizes several other trails in the area, such as the Baker Trail. The closest trailhead is about 2 miles from the cabin on Gravel Lick Road. This trailhead also has parking for approximately 5-10 cars. More information can be found at: https://northcountrytrail.org
This 140 mile trail starts in Freeport Pennsylvania and ends in the Allegheny National Forest. It winds through Cook Forest and passes Seneca Point and the Fire Tower. It’ll also take you through the historic Forest Cathedral. There are numerous trailheads near the cabin, the closest of which is located on Gravel Lick Road. Maps and more information can be found at: www.rachelcarsontrails.org/bt
Trail Head For Bakers/ North Country trail.
3840 Gravel Lick Road
This 140 mile trail starts in Freeport Pennsylvania and ends in the Allegheny National Forest. It winds through Cook Forest and passes Seneca Point and the Fire Tower. It’ll also take you through the historic Forest Cathedral. There are numerous trailheads near the cabin, the closest of which is located on Gravel Lick Road. Maps and more information can be found at: www.rachelcarsontrails.org/bt