Fall in love with the fall this season! Check out this years fall activities below in and near Cook Forest PA.

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WELCOME TO THE RUT

From September through October, see the elk at the Elk Country Visitor Center located in Benezette, Pennsylvania. It’s  just a scenic hour drive from Gateway Lodge!

Directions  |  Elk Viewing Tips

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PAUL’S PUMPKIN PATCH

Pick your own pumpkin, enjoy a fall hayride, watch a pumpkin fly and enjoy fall family fun on the farm from September 27th to October 29th. Only 30 minutes from Gateway Lodge!

Events |  Directions

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AUTUMN LEAF FESTIVAL

Held from Saturday, September 30th through Sunday, October 8th, this internationally award-winning festival attracts over 500,000 people to the Clarion Area. Only 20 minutes from Gateway Lodge.

Events |  Directions

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APPLEFEST OF FRANKLIN

From Friday, October 6th through Sunday the 8th, enjoy three days of arts & crafts, live entertainment, great food and fun in beautiful downtown Franklin! Only an hour away from Gateway Lodge!

Schedule  |  Directions

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ACORN HISTORY, HARVESTING & PREPARATION

On October 7th, from 1–3pm, join Adam Haritan naturalist from Learn Your Land.com for a program that will cover acorn gathering tips, differences between red and white oak groups, several leaching methods, drying and storing methods, nutritional benefits, and more!

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GINGERBREAD TOUR

Starting Friday, November 3rd through Sunday the 5th, shop the twenty-mile pre-Christmas corridor of unique vendors from Cook Forest State Park to Historic Brookville, Pennsylvania.

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