Find Your Own Trail

Advice from Trail Central: Go out and connect with nature today.
"Time spent amongst the trees is never wasted." ~ Katrina Mayer

#LeaveNoTrace #ANF #VisitMcKean #HappyEarthDay2024 #PAWilds

Planning a trip to the Allegheny National Forest next week? Check out this festival on your way. The 23rd Annual Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous in Ridgway, PA will be held April 24-27. This year the Rendezvous will feature over 100 carvers from around the world. There will be live carving, live music, crafters, beer/wine. Admission for adults will be $5. ...

Grab your friends, join Trail Association of the McKean & Elk Divide for a fun day of biking, hiking and good times, Saturday, April 27 in the PA Wilds of McKean County.
#VisitANF #KanePA #PAWilds

The ANF, Knox & Kane Trail, Willow Bay, the Allegheny River...they will all be calling your name need to take that call and enjoy the ANF region! Our friends at Kane Outfitters will hook you up. If it`s bicycle rentals you`re looking for...they have new Giant and Liv bicycles for rent....If it`s e-bikes you are looking for....yep, they got `em for sale - Momentum E-Bikes. If it`s kayaks and gear you need to hit the guessed it...they have new and used Old Town kayaks and gear for sale. Beginning April 20, they are open for the season, give them a call 814-331-1963 and get hooked up for the season.
Advice from Trail matter how slow you go, you`re still lapping everyone on the couch. You`ll have a wheely good time.
#VisitANF #PAwilds #KanePA #advicefromtrailcentral

If you haven`t had a sandwhich from The Grocery Stretcher - New in downtown Bradford, you haven`t really lived, friend. Their fresh sliced meats on super fresh bread, fancy cheese and a little magic makes for a sandwhich that makes you say, "that`s the best sandwhich I`ve had in a long time." The deli is located inside the old-fashioned grocery store with discounted items and the best hydroponic lettuce you`ll ever eat.
#anfvb #pawilds #bradfordpa

Signs of Spring are visible across the Allegheny National Forest region! Trees are flowering, grass is growing, black bears are out and about, and spring migration of our feathered friends is imminent. Whether you are a casual birder or a more seasoned observer, the Allegheny National Forest is an amazing location for your next birding adventure.

Here are the top birding spots in McKean County according to eBird: The Kinzua Bridge State Park, Willow Bay Recreation Area, Shawmut Trail and Hamlin Lake Park, Red Bridge Recreation Area, Sugar Bay, and Marilla Reservoir.

Other suggested birding spots in the Allegheny National Forest are the Longhouse National Scenic Drive, Big Bend Biding Overlook, Buzzard Swamp, Beaver Meadows Recreation Area, Tidioute Riverside RecTrek Trail, Buckaloons Recreation Area and Hearts Content Recreation Area.

Advice from Trail Central: With 96 million Americans in the "club", you are never too old or young to join the flock of fellow Bird Nerds!

#AlleghenyNationalForest #SpringMigration2024 #TrailCentral #McKeanCounty #BirdNerds #VisitANF

Here at Trail Central we would like to take a moment to extend our sincere thanks and well wishes to Jesse and Steve on their retirement from the @Eldred World War II Museum. With their dedication and passion for preserving and sharing history with countless museum visitors over the years, their impact will be felt in the area for many years to come.

The good news is that the Museum is in excellent hands. On your next visit make sure to welcome new Director Liz & Curator Kyle!

#EldredWWIIMuseum #HappyRetirement #AlleghenyNationalForestVisitorBureau #ItsFiveOclockEverydayAllDay #RetirementIsAnotherWayToSayTeeTime

A member of the Relais & Châteaux association and an Orvis-endorsed property, The Lodge at Glendorn is rich with wildlife and natural beauty, located on 1500 acres next to the ANF. The resort offers guests 16 distinct cabin and lodge accommodations; a robust list of activities for every season; award-winning culinary experiences that include fine dining, outdoor picnics, cooking classes, and guest chefs; as well as luxury spa services at The Forest Spa.
Advice from Trail Central...we`d like to hear about your experience at the #1 Resort Hotel in the Continental US by Travel & Leisure magazine.
#VisitANF #TheBestoftheBest #PAWilds #MakeItMcKeanCounty

Trail Central means miles of scenic trails in the ANF Region and McKean County, PA. It means eyes to the sky at Timberdoodle Flats Interpretive Birding Trail. It means biking along Morrison Trail deep into the forest. It means a wooden-covered bridge at Marilla Reservoir. It means hiking among large strands of old growth forest on the White Pine Trail. It means trekking the North Country Scenic Trail, the longest trail in the US.
Advice from Trail Central...the destination is the ANF Region and the journey is yours to wander.
#VisitANF #PAWilds #ANF #AdviceFromTrailCentral

Just south of Kane, PA is Benezette...Elk Country, home to the largest elk herd to experience in the northeastern US. Our friends at Elk Country Visitor Center are hosting a fun event for the Elk, "Buggles & Beers" Friday, April 26 at Kane`s @Logyard Brewing. Raise your glass and raise some funds to conserve and enhance PA`s elk country for future generations. The event includes raffles, games, prizes and live music from Jody Aiello of Company Townes.
#VisitANF #MakeItMcKeanCounty #KanePA

You`ve lived in McKean County your whole and you think you know what makes this area a great place to visit. But do you really know? Here`s your chance to experience Bradford, Kane, Mt. Jewett, Smethport & Eldred as a Visitor in Your Own Back Yard.
Here are the details for the Backyard Tour will board a fancy motorcoach bus with a tour guide, you`ll tour area attractions including Kinzua Bridge, The Wilds Sonshine Factory, Inc. and CJ Spirits with tastings, Penn Brad Oil Museum, Zippo/Case Museum & Flagship Store, Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center, Eldred World War II Museum and lunch provided by Eddies on main. It`s only $50 for ANFVB members, $55 for those that should be. We`re holding your spot, call 800-473-9370 to confirm it.

Advice from Trail Central...we have informed the bus driver you are not being rude when you talk behind his back.
#visitanf #TrailCentral #MakeItMcKeane

Did you know in 1881, the Bradford Oil Field produced an incredible 83% of the United States total oil output; over 90,000 wells were drilled in Bradford, PA? The @Penn Brad Oil Museum preserves the philosophy and spirit of a historic oil community. You will experience the boom times of the world’s first billion dollar oil field. Tour an oil lease house, then plan a walking tour along the nearby Main Street of Bradford’s National Historic District to view the eclectic architecture of the community built by the Oil Baron’s during the early 1900’s.

Advice from Trail`ll get free admission if you have a military ID or you are under $12, others bring a little money in your pocket, $6 for adults and $5 for seniors.
#VisitANF #pennbradoilmuseum #MakeItMcKeanCounty #pawilds

Before Bradford was the "High-grade Oil Metropolis of the World," it was a lumber town. What was it`s name? Bonus point...who was it named for? Negative bonus points if you use Google. Advice from Trail Central...who are you when no one is watching? ...

The 697 streams and 129 lakes across Pennsylvania have been stocked with 4 million trout in anticipation of the season opening April 6. Anglers 16 years of age and older must have a valid Pennsylvania fishing license and trout permit. Our friends at Sportsman`s Outlet In Bradford and Field Street Boots in Kane can hook you up with your license and permit. Advice from Trail Central...Fish: An animal that grows fastest between the time it’s caught and the time a fisherman describes it to his friends.
#VisitANF #PAWilds #fishpa

Join Little Mountain Winery for an unforgettable Solar Eclipse viewing experience Monday, April 8 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Witness the once-in-a-lifetime event in the stunning surroundings of the vineyard, where the vast open skies offer the perfect vantage point, plus try some great wines. To ensure you have the best possible view, glasses will be available.
Advice from Trail Central: When it gets dark, grab your special glasses and your favorite glass.. They are two different things.

Breaking news from Trail Central...we have received several calls today regarding Sasquatch sightings at the Kinzua Sky Walk. We have dispatched experts to the scene, but according to reports loud howl sounds have been heard coming from the base of the Sky Walk. Although we are unable to confirm the sightings, we received this photo reportedly of an unknown figure attempting to climb the steel columns. If you see Sasquatch, tell him hello from Trail Central.
#visitanf #AprilFools

Happy Easter!
Advice from Trail Central...A true friend thinks you`re a good egg, even if you`re cracked.
#visitANF #spingishere

Take it from a seasoned veteran, @Rookies Sports Bar and Grill in Bradford, PA is the region`s best place to watch the NCAA Tournaments, grab a drink and talk smack about your favorite team. Advice from Trail Central, try the pretzel pub stix with the boom boom sauce, you`ll definitely need the @Bradford Brew Station Dragonfruit hard seltzer to take the edge off.
#visitanf #MarchMadness #advicefromtrailcentral

Good times are "hoppinin" at Zippo/Case Museum & Flagship Store tomorrow from 11 a - 3 p. Basket of fun activities including photos with the Easter Bunny, gifts for the kids, petting zoo of cute farm animals, free face painting and food - mini-donuts, bison dogs, chili. The Flagship Store will be dropping new, exclusive, spring-themed lighter designs beginning at 9 a.m. Advice from Trail Central...always opt for the larger bag of mini-donuts, we have hiking trails, you can walk it off.
#VisitANF #Zippo #advicefromtrailcentral

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