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Allegheny National Forest

Allegheny National Forest is a beautiful area that has lots to do. The park was established in the year 1923 and is Pennsylvania's only National Forest. It is right in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains and has some plateau tops with heights up to approximately 2,300 feet and valleys down to 1,000 feet above sea level. The forest is about 517,000 acres and has bits and pieces located in Elk, Forest, McKean, and Warren counties in the northwestern corner of the state. The park has lots to do including landscaped trees, rivers, scenic drives as well as boat access. No matter the season there is something to do. The park borders on the rivers Allegheny or Clarion Rivers. While there you can hike the North Country National Scenic Trail or ride on the trails. During each of the seasons, there is something to look forward to. In the Spring check out the beautiful blooming wildflowers and vegetation. The summer brings moderately humid temperatures with an average of 75-80 degrees. Fall brings a gorgeous panoramic view of the foliage and turns to a spectacular color of yellow, reds and purples. Winter brings about 60 inches of snowfall annually with an average temperature of 2025 degrees.