On a pristine morning after the season’s first snowfall, determined anglers cast their flies into streams not yet frozen. Eight inches of snow blanketed the landscape, but inside the Big House a fire crackled as guests enjoyed a hearty breakfast and the view through giant windows. Or they could look the other way…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading An award-​winning nature resort
One of the most spectacular places to visit in western Pennsylvania is an old-​growth forest in the Hearts Content National Scenic Area within the Allegheny National Forest. A timber company gave the property to the U.S. Forest Service in the early 1920s, and today this area is home to one of the last…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Hearts Content National Scenic Area
One of the best rivers in western Pennsylvania for paddling and nature watching is the Clarion River, starting about 70 miles north of Pittsburgh. The Clarion River corridor between the towns of Ridgway and Clarion is remote, rich in public lands and hosts large expanses of uninterrupted forest.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading A regional success story and haven for recreation
One of the many beautiful areas in western Pennsylvania for hiking or paddling is the Clarion River. Designated a wild and scenic river, the middle Clarion runs along the southern boundary of the Allegheny National Forest and is bordered by many other protected lands — state park land, state forest, game lands and privately conserved…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2015
  • Sub Heading Along the Clarion River
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