Upcoming Events

Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau
Sat 30th Oct
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
Bats by PSU Intern, benezette

"Afraid of the dark?” Bats aren't, and they have someincredible adaptations for it! Come join us to learn how these nocturnalnavigators aren't so scary after all and benefit us daily.

For more information call:  814-787-5167

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elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sun 31st Oct
1:00 pm
4:00 pm
Halloween Elkstravaganza, Benezette

Stop in for a fun-filled day of spooktacular crafts, games, and treats! Feel freeto come in your costume if you’d like as well! We will have a costume paradewith BENNY the Bull Elk leading the way at 2:00 p.m.

For more information call: 814-787-5167

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Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sat 6th Nov
11:00 am
to Mon 8th Nov
6:00 pm
Downtown Bradford Holiday Open House
Kick-off the Holiday Season by exploring Downtown Bradford. The newest and best selection of holiday merchandise is unveiled! Sales, specials, giveaways, and more!

For more information SMatzner@bradfordpa.org
Bradford, PA 16701, USA
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Mon 8th Nov
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
Winds of Change: Wind Turbines & Wildlife Virtual Program, Mt. Jewett

 *Please note this is a virtual program delivered via Microsoft Teams and will not be presented physically in the park.

In order to mitigate the impacts ofglobal climate change more and more of our energy needs are being met byrenewable sources such as wind and solar. While both of these renewable sourcesof energy produce fewer emissions they still have impacts on wildlife. Join usfor a virtual program exploring how using innovation in turbine design canreduce the impacts on wildlife from wind energy development.

For more information call: (814) 778-5467

or visit

www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateP......aspx


Kinzua Bridge State Park, 296 Viaduct Rd, Mt Jewett, PA 16740
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Sat 13th Nov
8:30 am
9:30 am
Saturday Morning Bird Walk, Mt. Jewett

Bring your own binoculars to look forbirds and plan on hiking around the park and out on the bridge!

For more information call  814-778-5467

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Kinzua Bridge State Park, 296 Viaduct Rd, Mt Jewett, PA 16740
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Wed 17th Nov
9:00 am
10:00 am
Growing Up Wild- Virtual Teacher Workshop, Mt. Jewett

*Please note this is a virtual program delivered via Microsoft Teams and will not be presented physically in the park.

 Virtual professional developmentopportunity for current and future early childhood educators looking forinnovative ways to engage young learners (ages 3-7) with nature. Along withsampling some of the 27 different lessons contained in the curriculum allparticipants will receive a free curriculum guide for their classrooms and willbe eligible to receive 2 Act 48 hours.


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Kinzua Bridge State Park, 296 Viaduct Rd, Mt Jewett, PA 16740
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Wed 17th Nov
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Harvest Mobile Food Pantry, Bradford
Please call the church office at 814-368-8915 on Tuesday, September 7, or Wednesday, September 8, to preregister. 
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Church of the Ascension, 26 Chautauqua Pl, Bradford, PA 16701
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Sat 20th Nov
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Elk Explanations, Benezette
New to learning about elk? Stop down for the basic breakdown as you learn about elk history, elk ecology, and elk behavior. 
For more information call 814-787-5167
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elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/
Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sun 21st Nov
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Turkey Talk, Benezette
Thanksgiving is just around the bend and with it fall turkey season! Stop in and learn about the unique behaviors and preferences of the wild turkey and all the neat sounds they make! 
For more information call 814-787-5167
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Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Fri 26th Nov
9:00 am
to Sat 27th Nov
10:00 pm
Holiday Kick-Off Weekend, Kane

Holiday Kick-Off Weekend 9 am – 11:30 pm Mimosas, Mulled Wine & Muffins (Muffins from John Williams European Bakery) 11:30 – 7:00 pm Sip, Sample & Shop Try our wines and our New InZaniTEA, Sample our food and store products and shop our sales. 10% off 3 bottles of wine 15% off Holiday Baskets Pre- Orders Pick a prize or a discount.

Receive a coupon for future shopping

Holiday Carolers

For more information call (814) 837-7566

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Flickerwood Wine Cellars and Cocktail Lounge, 309 Flickerwood Rd, Kane, PA 16735
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Fri 26th Nov
6:00 pm
7:30 pm
Santa Claus Lane parade, Olean, NY
The annual parade of floats and units to celebrate the holiday season ending with Santa turning on the lights. 
For more information call 716-372-4433
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www.oleanny.com
North Union Street, N Union St, Olean, NY 14760
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Sat 27th Nov
Shop Small Saturday, Bradford, PA
Shop Local! Enjoy special deals from our wonderful hometown merchants. After a day of shopping, grab a ticket & enjoy "All She Wants for Christmas" a Dinner Theater Show by Enchante Cabaret at the Afterwards Club.

For more information SMatzner@bradfordpa.org
Downtown, Bradford, PA 16701
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Sat 27th Nov
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Paracord Survival Craft, Benezette
Join the staff as they make bracelets and keychains using paracord. paracord has many uses in survival situations. All materials will be provided for this make-and-take craft. 
For more information call 814-787-5167
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Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sun 28th Nov
11:00 am
4:00 pm
MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY, Bradford
Museum Store Sunday at the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center is the most exciting shopping day of the year with special discounts, giveaways, fun, and surprises for the whole family. It is your opportunity to find a unique and quality gift for your loved ones!
For more information call: 814-362-7990
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www.marilynhorne.org/calendar.html
The Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center, 2 Marilyn Horne Way, Bradford, PA 16701
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Sun 28th Nov
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
White-Tailed Deer, Benezette
Thousands of Pennsylvania hunters will be afield in search of this wary mammal on this opening day of the 2021 deer season! The White-tailed deer happens to be our state mammal and can be found in all 67 counties! 
For more information call 814-787-5167
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Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Wed 1st Dec
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Visit With Santa, Olean, NY
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their cottage. 
For more information call 716-372-4433
or visit
www.oleanny.com
Lincoln Park, Olean, NY 14760
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Fri 3rd Dec
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
Christmas Parade, 2nd Annual Drive-Through , Bradford

The Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce is excited toannounce the annual Christmas parade will be Friday, December 3rdfrom 5-7 pm on Chestnut Street Extension. The Believe in the Magic of Christmas parade will be a standing parade similarto last year.  The floats and vehiclesfor the parade will line up along Chestnut Street Extension while paradewatchers will drive through the parade. The parade will end at the Zippo Case Museum and Flagship Store withSanta greeting children and elves handing out little surprises. 

For more information call 814-368-7115

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Chestnut Street Extension, Bradford, PA 16701
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Fri 3rd Dec
5:00 pm
9:00 pm
Festival of Lights, Smethport
Tis the season for holiday lights, making memories, and coming together!
Holiday displays created and built by your local community members and businesses. 
(Drive through only event)
Questions call/text Chuck 814-367-9591
Or email mckeanfol@gmail.com
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www.facebook.com/Festi.....unty/
McKean County Fairgrounds, East Smethport, PA 16730
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Fri 3rd Dec
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Visit With Santa, Olean, NY
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their cottage. 
For more information call 716-372-4433
or visit
www.oleanny.com
Lincoln Park, Olean, NY 14760
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Sat 4th Dec
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Elk Country Ornament's, Benezette

Christmas is uponus! Join in and let your creativity shine as we work on some fun ChristmasCrafts.

For more info call (814) 787-5167

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Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sun 5th Dec
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Elk Basics, Benezette

Join the Conservation Education staff as we learn all about their Pennsylvania elk herd.How did they get here? Have we always had elk? How many are there and where arethey? Find out all this and more during our program!

For more information call 814-787-5167

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Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sun 5th Dec
3:00 pm
7:00 pm
Christmas at Olmsted, Ludlow
The annual Christmas Open House at Olmsted. You and your family are invited to come and see the Manor House and grounds decorated for the season, enjoy some live music and Christmas cookies, and spend time celebrating the birth of Christ together! The open house will be held on two dates in December and all are welcome. 
  • Tour the 1917 Tudor-Style Manor House
  • See the Recently Renovated Retreat Facilities
  • ​Enjoy Live Music From Local Artists
  • Learn How to Have Your Own Retreat at Olmsted
  • Find Out What Events We Have Planned for 2022
  • Take-Home Some Delicious Christmas Cookies

For more information call 814-945-6512
Or visit
www.olmstedmanor.org/c......html
Olmsted Manor Retreat Center, 17 E Main St, Ludlow, PA 16333
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Wed 8th Dec
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Visit With Santa, Olean, NY
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their cottage. 
For more information call 716-372-4433
or visit
www.oleanny.com
Lincoln Park, Olean, NY 14760
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Fri 10th Dec
5:00 pm
9:00 pm
Festival of Lights, Smethport
Tis the season for holiday lights, making memories, and coming together!
Holiday displays created and built by your local community members and businesses. 
(Drive through only event)
Questions call/text Chuck 814-367-9591
Or email mckeanfol@gmail.com
Or visit
www.facebook.com/Festi.....unty/
McKean County Fairgrounds, East Smethport, PA 16730
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Fri 10th Dec
5:00 pm
8:00 pm
Shop Late with Santa, Cookies & Cocoa! Kane
Santa is coming to town! He will be stopping in participating businesses that are also hosting local bakers, sweet makers, and coffee roasters.
PS- The Chamber office will be open Friday night and on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for you to purchase Kane ornaments, Kane Gift Certificates, and/or 50/50 tickets.
For more information Call 814-837-6565
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kanepa.com/
Downtown Kane, PA 16735
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Sat 11th Dec
9:00 am
3:00 pm
Old Fashioned Christmas, Historic Downtown Bradford
Have breakfast with Santa at Beefeaters, catch "The Grinch" free of charge at the Main Street Movie House, enjoy Horse Carriage Rides. Plus In-store specials at our downtown stores.

For more information visit www.bradfordpa.org  

Downtown Bradford, PA 16701
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Sat 11th Dec
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Fishers, Benezette

Learn about this unique and elusive animal'shistory and original range in PA, and why it became extinct in our region.Also, gain insight on how it was successfully reintroduced to PA and is onceagain flourishing in the state.

 For more information call 814-787-5167

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Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sat 11th Dec
4:00 pm
8:00 pm
Winter Wine Walk, Bradford PA
Participants will receive a complimentary wine glass, and the chance to explore Historic Downtown Bradford while sampling unique wines from a variety of local wineries. Enjoy live music and complimentary hors-d'oeuvres. Porter Service available for both wine & store merchandise. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/bradfordwinewalk/
Bradford, PA 16701, USA
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Sat 11th Dec
5:00 pm
9:00 pm
Festival of Lights, Smethport
Tis the season for holiday lights, making memories, and coming together!
Holiday displays created and built by your local community members and businesses. 
(Drive through only event)
Questions call/text Chuck 814-367-9591
Or email mckeanfol@gmail.com
Or visit
www.facebook.com/Festi.....unty/
McKean County Fairgrounds, East Smethport, PA 16730
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Sun 12th Dec
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Pennsylvania Owls, Benezette

If you arewondering WHOOOOO is flying in your backyard, come and join our staff as wepresent on Pennsylvania Owls and their cool adaptations. 

For more information call 814-787-5167

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elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sun 12th Dec
3:00 pm
7:00 pm
Christmas at Olmsted, Ludlow
The annual Christmas Open House at Olmsted. You and your family are invited to come and see the Manor House and grounds decorated for the season, enjoy some live music and Christmas cookies, and spend time celebrating the birth of Christ together! The open house will be held on two dates in December and all are welcome. 
  • Tour the 1917 Tudor-Style Manor House
  • See the Recently Renovated Retreat Facilities
  • ​Enjoy Live Music From Local Artists
  • Learn How to Have Your Own Retreat at Olmsted
  • Find Out What Events We Have Planned for 2022
  • Take-Home Some Delicious Christmas Cookies

For more information call 814-945-6512
Or visit
www.olmstedmanor.org/c......html
Olmsted Manor Retreat Center, 17 E Main St, Ludlow, PA 16333
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Sun 12th Dec
5:00 pm
9:00 pm
Festival of Lights, Smethport
Tis the season for holiday lights, making memories, and coming together!
Holiday displays created and built by your local community members and businesses. 
(Drive through only event)
Questions call/text Chuck 814-367-9591
Or email mckeanfol@gmail.com
Or visit
www.facebook.com/Festi.....unty/
McKean County Fairgrounds, East Smethport, PA 16730
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Fri 17th Dec
5:00 pm
9:00 pm
Festival of Lights, Smethport
Tis the season for holiday lights, making memories, and coming together!
Holiday displays created and built by your local community members and businesses. 
(Drive through only event)
Questions call/text Chuck 814-367-9591
Or email mckeanfol@gmail.com
Or visit
www.facebook.com/Festi.....unty/
McKean County Fairgrounds, East Smethport, PA 16730
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Sat 18th Dec
12:00 pm
2:00 pm
Elk Country Escape Room, Benezette

Escape rooms are all the rage these days andour staff has designed their own! Think you have what it takes to escape. Inthis free escape room, our elk biologist Molly Werner has gone missing and weneed you to help search her office for clues to her whereabouts. The programwill run every half hour from 12-2 pm and is free of charge. You canpre-register by emailing KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173.

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sat 18th Dec
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Festival of Lights, Smethport
Tis the season for holiday lights, making memories, and coming together!
Holiday displays created and built by your local community members and businesses. 
(Drive through only event)
Questions call/text Chuck 814-367-9591
Or email mckeanfol@gmail.com
Or visit
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McKean County Fairgrounds, East Smethport, PA 16730
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Sun 19th Dec
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Elk, Moose, Caribou and Deer, Benezette

Are you curiousabout elk and their cousins? Join our staff to learn about the four NorthAmerican members of the Cervidae family, their similarities and differences.

For more information call 814-787-5167

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Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821, USA
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Sun 19th Dec
5:00 pm
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Festival of Lights, Smethport
Tis the season for holiday lights, making memories, and coming together!
Holiday displays created and built by your local community members and businesses. 
(Drive through only event)
Questions call/text Chuck 814-367-9591
Or email mckeanfol@gmail.com
Or visit
www.facebook.com/Festi.....unty/
McKean County Fairgrounds, East Smethport, PA 16730
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Fri 24th Dec
5:00 pm
9:00 pm
Festival of Lights, Smethport
Tis the season for holiday lights, making memories, and coming together!
Holiday displays created and built by your local community members and businesses. 
(Drive through only event)
Questions call/text Chuck 814-367-9591
Or email mckeanfol@gmail.com
Or visit
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McKean County Fairgrounds, East Smethport, PA 16730
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Sat 25th Dec
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Christmas Day, Benezette

Merry Christmas toall! The Elk Country Visitors Center is closed.

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sun 26th Dec
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Elk Explanations, Benezette

Elk areinteresting animals! Do you have questions about these large mammals? Thenbring your questions and join us at the ECVC as we explain all of the elk’smysteries!

For more information call 814-787-5167

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Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Fri 31st Dec
First Night Bradford, Bradford
FirstNightBradford Committee is planning a fantastic day and night of entertainment and activities for the whole family. They are partnering with BCPAC in bringing Michael Kent, a nationally known comedian/magician to perform. They also have the Rock N Roll Pet Store, a puppeteer, a juggler, Bwana Jim, as well as many other musical and artistic acts.
A $5 button will give you free admission into any of our venues that will be listed in our program. 
For more information visit
www.facebook.com/FirstNightBradford/
Bradford, PA 16701
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Sun 2nd Jan
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
First Hike of the New Year, Benezette

Join the staff as they hike the trails at the elk country visitors center. Learn about their property and about other hiking opportunities in Elk Country!

For more information call 814-787-5167

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Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sat 8th Jan
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Elk Basics, Benezette

Newto learning about elk, join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elkhistory, elk ecology, and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We betyou’ll learn something new too!

 For more information call 814-787-5167

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elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sun 9th Jan
9:00 am
10:00 am
tree Identification Hike, Kane

 

This is a hikealong the General Kane Trail to identify a variety of trees along the way.  Dress for the weather and meet in the overflowparking lot near the trailhead.

For more information call 814-778-5467

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Kinzua Bridge State Park, 296 Viaduct Rd, Mt Jewett, PA 16740
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Sun 9th Jan
2:00 pm
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Wildlife Tracks, Benezette

Whenwalking through snow or mud in elk country you may look down and see animaltracks. Join our staff as we identify tracks and the animals they belong to.

For more information call 814-787-5167

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Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sat 15th Jan
10:00 am
12:00 pm
Winter Day Walk, Mt. Jewett

This is a short walk around the main park area to take in the beautiful scenery!  Dress for the weather and meet in front of the visitor center.

For more information call 814-778-5467

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www.dcnr.pa.govwww.dcnr.pa.gov

Kinzua Bridge State Park, 296 Viaduct Rd, Mt Jewett, PA 16740
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Sat 15th Jan
2:00 pm
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Elk Antlers, Benezette

Join the staff as they discuss the growth cycle and the importance of elk antlers.

For more information call 814787-5167

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Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sun 16th Jan
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Black Bear, Benezette

Join them for an informative presentation as they learn many fascinating facts about oneof Pennsylvania's largest mammals. Learn about their physiology, life cycle,and some interesting information about their den sites. Did you know theaverage lifespan for a black bear is around 10 years, though they can liveupward of 30 years in the wild?

For more information call 814-787-5167

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Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sat 22nd Jan
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Elk Explanations, Benezette

Newto learning about elk? Join them for the basic breakdown as they learn about elkhistory, elk ecology, and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We betyou’ll learn something new, too! Have burning questions about elk? Join ourstaff at the Elk Country Visitor Center to find the answers to these questionsand more!

For more information call 814-787-5167

Or Visit

elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sun 23rd Jan
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Bobcat, Benezette

The elusive bobcat is a very interesting animal. Join the Elk Country Visitors Center staff as they learn a little more about this secretive cat.

For more information call 814-787-5167

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