Farms/Farmers Markets

pleasant valley farmPleasant Valley Farm, 4792 Sage Road, Tionesta (814) 755-3911  

Pleasant Valley Farm is a family-run, organic farm located 5 miles south of Tionesta, Pennsylvania.   They offer organic, free range meats as well as seasonal vegetables, fresh herbs, farm fresh eggs and home-canned sauces.  CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Oil CIty Farmers' Market,  2 Central Avenue, Oil City  (814) 677-3152 Ext 101  
Operates June-October, in front of the Oil City Library and Christ Episcopal Church.  Our vendors carry a variety of in-season fresh produce, plants & flowers plus baked goods, handcrafted jewelry & apparel, essential oils, and more.  For more information, email kbailey@oilregion.org

Titusville Open-Air Market
Home grown produce, homemade products, arts & crafts items... this little market with a big heart has it all. You might even catch live music!  For hours and other information, visit their Facebook page.

frog rock - CopyFrog Rock
This iconic painted rock is located near Route 666 between Mayburg bridge and Kelletville bridge on Tionesta Creek, a few miles upstream from the Kelletville Campground.  It wil be hard to miss the large rock in the water, painted a light green.

Hunter's Station Golf Club, Tionesta 1-800-227-9067 or 814-755-4558
Hunter Station is an 18 hole facility with lodging, dining available.  The front nine climbs into the Allegheny mountains, while the back nine runs along the majestic and serene Allegheny River.

Historical Society 300x191

The beautiful Victorian home of the  Forest County Historical Society is a great place for history buffs to start.   Hours of operation is Memorial Day thur Labor Day, Tues.-Sat. 11am - 4pm., Wed 1pm-8pm, and Sunday 1pm-4pm.  Weekends only in September and October.  If the center is shut, check the Facebook page to connect with local historians.   Ask about membership, which gives you access to historical archives. Or email fchs@zoominternet.net.
Lighthouse Island
Located on the Allegheny River at Tionesta, this 22.5 acre island is privately owned but offers the public a boat launch, fishing pier, and a one-mile walk/bike trail. The centerpiece of the island is the Sherman Memorial Lighthouse, built by a local resident as a family memorial and visitor attraction. The lighthouse is open for tours June 13, July 11,  Aug. 8 & 15, Sept. 12 & Oct. 10, 2020 as a fundraiser for the local Lions Club. Private group tours are also available by appointment for a donation.

Market Village
A unique artisan shopping experience located in the heart of downtown Tionesta. Open weekends from May through October.

Miniature Golf
Sprinters is an old-school 18 hole miniature golf course located at 1145 Beach Road Tionesta PA 16353. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm. Fun for the whole family!

nebraska fishingNebraska Bridge
Locally infamous for often being flooded and impassable, Nebraska Bridge (when it's not underwater) is a favorite spot for fishing.  The flood waters that this bridge receives are due to the nearby Tionesta Dam. As such, the flood waters are not raging floodwaters that carry a truss bridge off its abutments and crush it into scrap metal downstream, but are instead more or less calm and just drown the bridge. Water levels nebraska bridge flood - Copyhave risen high enough such that the entire bridge was underwater. Kayakers and canoers can access the Tionesta Creek from the nearby boat launch.


A municipal outdoor pool at the MACA (Marienville Area Civic Association), on Pine Street, is the only public pool in the county. You can find some overnight lodging options with hot tubs or pools, such as Forest Ridge. But if you've come for the wilds, nothing beats a dip in a cool forest stream, and there are many to choose among!  Tubing is another option, whether by floating down the Allegheny River, being pulled by canoe or kayak, or going for a faster tubing experience on Tionesta Lake, behind a motorboat.

Visitor Centers

Marienville Ranger Station (Allegheny National Forest) 131 Smokey Lane, Marienville   814-728-6100
The ANF is administratively divided into two Ranger Districts: Bradford and Marienville. ATV permits are required to ride on designated ATV trails and can be purchased at the Ranger Station. Topography maps, regional information and maps of the forest service roads are also available at the Ranger Station along with small gift shops featuring local books, DVDs and other outdoor information.  Hours of operation: 
Memorial Day to Labor Day:  Monday-Saturday 8 am to 4:30 pm.  Winter Hours:  Monday-Friday: 8 am to 4:30 pm

Forest-County-Visitors-Center - Copy Forest County  Visitor Center,
422 Elm Street, Tionesta  814-755-3338
Information hub for Forest County and surrounding areas.  Pamphlets, maps, events calendars and other information are available along with public restrooms.  ATV/OHM permits for the Allegheny National Forest for sale.  A small gallery of local artis available for viewing and purchase.  Open Tuesday-Friday, 9-4; Saturday and Sunday from 10-2.

Tionesta Lake Visitor Center (US Army Corps of Engineers) 814-755-3512
The Information Center located just past the Dam,  and is open on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays during the summer months. The hours are 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tionesta Lake & Dam
Winding its way through the rugged hills of northwestern Pennsylvania, Tionesta Lake offers a unique setting for a diversity of outdoor recreational opportunities.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites you to visit the project and discover Tionesta's delightful lake and the natural beauty of the surrounding forest.  boating, camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, water-skiing, picnicking, sightseeing and much more.
Boat Rentals and Sales at Tionesta Marina.  For more information call 814-755-4509 or 814-221-6857.

Tionesta State Fish Hatchery
Fish Hatchery 300x00 (bruce) 6-2017

Originally constructed in 1928, the Tionesta State Fish Hatchery is situated on 50 developed acres (387 total acres) of land owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and managed by the Fish and Boat Commission.  An exhibit center is at the main entrance, but the real show  are the fish in various life stages, which you can observe by touring the earthen ponds and  exterior curvilinear concrete raceways, uphill from the hatchery. If you time it right, and find staff in the main hatchery building, you can see the tiniest fish in the interior raceways, circular tanks, and egg incubator jars. Visit daily from 8-3:30.


Ross Run Ranch, 152Ross Run Ranch (bruce) 300x30055 Route 666, Tionesta  814-463-0202 or 814-463-7621
Seasonal u-pick in a beautiful country setting; apples, pears, blueberries and cider.

Bendal's Berry Patch, 191 Ditz Lane, Fryburg  814-744-8078
Bendal's Berry Patch is family owned farm growing strawberries, pumpkins, corn, hay, and soybeans.  Upick strawberries available seasonally.

Logan Falls,  Marienville.  Logan Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Howe Twp, Pennsylvania that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses, and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.pidgeon falls

Pigeon Falls, Marienville.  It is located deep in the woods off of a small gravel road. The coordinates to the falls are 41.4697, -78.9604 and the hike is maybe a half a mile, tops, through some beautiful lichen covered boulders, beautiful woods, and habitats of wildlife.  This is a beautifully serene set of falls that is relatively untouched, lying pretty deep in the woods.

Wildlife Viewing
Hall Barn, Route 62 between Tionesta and Tidioute
Home to more than 1000 Little Brown bats, a variety of songbirds including tree swallows, barn swallows, cliff swallows, yellow warblers, indigo buntings, yellow throats, mourning warblers, and woodcock.  For more information, visit this website.

47a8dc39b3127cce98548ad8ab630000001010lAZMm7dozYsmRABlack Caddis Ranch, 13558 PA-666, Tionesta, PA 
(814) 230-2035  
Site of the annual PA Firefly Festival.  Synchronous Firefly season ranges annually from the 2nd week of June through the 2nd week of July. Private guided firefly walks are available, as are other opportunities to view fireflies throughout the Allegheny National Forest region (self-guided) on warm summer nights.

Double Diamond Deer Ranch, 12211 Route 36, Cooksburg  (814) 752-6334
Deer park, playground and wildlife museum.   Our hours change as the seasons change; please call for hours.  We are open 7 days a week from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Weekends only during Spring and Fall.
The Farmers Inn, 759 Shaffer Rd, Sigel 
(814) 752-2942

Petting and wildlife zoo; open daily in season from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.  We have an array of exotic and domestic animal exhibits.  You can feed our goats and deer, pet a rabbit and come face to face with Yogi, our black bear.