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Just 10 minutes north of Eldred, PA, the Pfeiffer Nature Center, in Portville, NY is home to more than 676 acres of nature’s bounty, complete with miles of open-access hiking trails, a historic American Chestnut log cabin, great birding areas, a picturesque pavilion available for rent, and more. For those curious about our natural world, the Nature Center offers interpretative opportunities in science, nature, and art.

Tuesday, June 25, join Bliss for a Nature Center plant walk and primitive skills share. You will explore various plants and their historical uses. Learn an ancient, fun and important earth based skill. Eshleman Property - 6:30 p - 7:30 p is through programs and events throughout the year.

Monday, July 15 and August 19 join Jesse for Forest Bathing, a therapeutic practice that involves spending time in a forest or natural setting to connect with nature through the senses. 7 p - 8 p.

Contact the Pfeiffer Nature Center at 716-933-0187 or by email at to register or for more information. Tell them Trail Central sent you!
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It`s summer...time start thinking about fair food. Head to Smethport, PA for The Taste of the McKean County Fair Saturday, 11 a - 11 p and Sunday, 11 a - 4 p. Fowler`s will have all their good eats; Johnson is bringing their sausage, fries and fried dough. Butler`s freeze dried candy is can`t miss. Phatt Grady`s Kettleicious and Raught`s Roadside Kitchen is the ticket and Smethport`s Sports Boosters food is a home-run.

Advice From Trail Central...we don`t count calories, we only count bites in between lemonade shakeups. It`s cool to unbutton the top button, we do.
Save the Date...the McKean County Fair is August 11-17!
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Now in its 18th year, Art in the Wilds is the ANF region`s most anticipated juried fine art show in Kane, PA, Saturday, June 22 & Sunday, June 23. More than 40 new and returning artisans were selected from a panel of three jurors. Painters, jewelers, potters, photographers and more including an artist who uses power tools to create masterpieces.

Kane will be the place to be this weekend as it`s alumni weekend. Festivities will be happening across Kane including Logyard Brewing, Table 105, The Wilds Sonshine Factory, Inc. and CJ Spirits and more. Check out for all the events happening at this awesome, McKean County event.
#KanePA #VisitANF #PAWilds #TheOlderIGetTheBetterIWas

Welcome Jeep peeps to Bradford, PA! We are excited for the 27th Annual Penn`s Woods Jeep Jamboree, starting today through Saturday.
J - Join the Taste of the McKean County Fair Fair in Smethport Friday, Saturday and Sunday
E - Experience the Kinzua Bridge State Park & Skywalk
E - Eat pizza at A Slice of the 80s
P - Penn Brad Oil Museum shares the story of the "Million Dollar Oil Field"
J - Jaunt your way through Downtown Bradford, stop in the Small Town Girl Boutique
A - Art in the Wilds juried art show in Kane Saturday & Sunday
M - Marilla Bridges Trail Covered Bridge is pretty darn cool
B - Buy an ice cream cone at Foster Brook Creamery
0 - Order a scone or two at Jewett`s Kaffe Sol
R - Ride the Longhouse National Scenic By-Way
E - Explore the natural beauty of the Allegheny National Forest
E - Enjoy the history of lighters and knives at Zippo/Case Museum & Flagship Store

Advice from Trail Center....visit and plan your return trip to McKean County, PA....we`re as fun as souped-up 2.0L 375 horsepower V8
#VisitANF #PAWilds #JeepJamboree #Rugged #MakeItMcKeanCounty #DucksUpOnJeeps

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service is offering a FREE, family friendly program about the basics of fishing in the Allegheny National Forest. The program will be held on June 22, 2024 from 9am - 11am at the Beaver Meadows near Marienville. The PA Fish and Boat Commission has issued an educational exemption for the program so NO fishing license will be required to participate. To sign up contact Sarah Needs by June 21 at 814-927-5776 or email Bring a chair, sunblock, and meet up in the Beaver Meadows parking lot at 8:50am.

Advice from Trail Central: Get out in nature, you never know what you may spot out in the PA Wilds!

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Art in the Wilds, will have you finding art in the wilds of Pennsylvania, June 22 & 23 in Kane, PA. This outdoor, juried art show featuring over 40 artists and artisans in beautiful Evergreen in the heart of Kane, on the edge of the Allegheny National Forest. The show runs Saturday, June 22 from 10 a - 5 p and Sunday, June 23 from 10 a - 4 p. For a list of artists and more information, visit
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Looking for something fun to do next weekend? Check out this FREE fun event offered the Forestry Service... if you can find it?

Orienteering is the sport of navigation—often held in unfamiliar terrain—using a map and compass. It`s easy to learn and a fun way to exercise your body and mind as you enjoy the outdoors. This ranger-led program about the basics of orienteering in Allegheny National Forest will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Hearts Content Recreation Area near Tidioute.

This program will utilize the intermediate orienteering course, considered to be moderately difficult. Approximately two miles of hiking is expected, primarily on-trail, with short off-trail portions. Maps and compasses will be provided.

Discussion of the Leave No Trace Principles will be included to provide a framework of minimum impact practices while exploring the outdoors.

Wear weather-appropriate clothing, hiking boots or shoes, and bring insect protection and water. Participants should meet no later than 1:20 p.m. in the Hearts Content parking area.

For more information, contact Sarah Needs at 814-927-5776 or

Advice from Trail Central: Sometimes you have to get a little lost to find your own way.

#VisitANF #PAWilds #DoNotFollowUsBecauseWeAreLostToo #OrienteeringInTheANF #PracticeToYourHeartsContent #TellThemTrailCentralSentYou

For the "World`s Great Dad" treat him to a visit to The Wilds Sonshine Factory, Inc., home to the "World`s Largest Table Made From One Piece of Wood" in Kane, PA. This 43.5 ft. table is made from a single piece of time is estimated to be 205 years old.

More than a distillery, the WSF is a place for visitors...Dads, moms and kids of all ages to learn about the importance of our region’s natural resources, with a focus on conservation education throughout the facility. In addition to the unique distillery, WSF offers an interpretive agricultural education center and facility tours to school groups and the public.

Advice from Trail Central.. Open today 12-4pm and Dad will love a bottle of their spirits from cane and sunflower seeds. WSF is the only still using the seeds to produce the only spirit directly made from sunflowers. Your dad, like the WSF is natural and unique as the place it calls home...Kane and the PA Wilds.

Learn more about how the table was transported into the WSF here

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