Things to Do & See Right Around MacDarvey Castle, The Heart of Elk Country

Outdoor Activities: Within 50 miles (GREAT FAMILY TIMES)

  1. Sinnemahoning State Park [wildlife center, fishing, picnicking, boating, wildlife viewing, and hiking] Very Nice

  2. Fred Woods Tails [hiking about 4.5 miles great views and spectacular rock formations] worth the walk [check out YouTube]

  3. Sinnemahoning Creek, and  Bennett Branch or Driftwood Branch have great fishing, good swimming holes, fun places to kayak or canoe

  4. Elk Visitor Center Benezette [wildlife center, wildlife viewing, movie of the area, gift area] great for families

  5. Horseback riding [814-787-7970 call long in advance to book] right into the elk area allowing you to get close to elk with the horses.  OR BRING YOUR OWN HORSES BOARDING AVAILABLE ASK FOR INFORMATION

  6. Equestrian Park Thunder Mountain [great marked trails approx 53 miles] Great to hike on also

  7. Parker Dam State Park [boating, swimming, fishing, mountain biking, picnicking, hiking] great family place

  8. Ride mountain bikes on all the local dirt roads right from Castle

  9. Hike through the mountains [woods or down gated roads or walk down a stream] right from Castle

  10. Allegheny National Forest [hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, ATV riding, picnicking]




  14.     Kinzua Bridge State Park [hiking, picnicking, historic]

Places to Visit:

  1. Elk Visitor Center [Benezette]

  2. L&L Elk Wilds Mountain Top Distillery Outlet (moonshine)   [Benezette]

  3. Benezette Wines [Benezette]

  4. Grants Pass Iron (wrought iron) [Benezette]

  5. Benezette Hotel and Restaurant [Benezette]

  6. Elk Mountain Winery [St Marys]

  7. Straub Brewery [St Marys]

  8. Doc G’s Brewery [DuBois]

  9. Luigi’s Ristorante [DuBois]

  10. Kenterra Golf Course & Driving Range [DuBois]

  11.      DuBois Lanes Bowling [DuBois]

  12.      Clearfield Fun Center (laser tag, mini golf, and arcade) [Clearfie

You will never run out of outdoor activities! Or Just sit back relax and watch nature.