The Ancient Forest Near Pittsburgh That’s Right Out Of A Storybook

Stroll over a charming footbridge, as the sun peeks through the towering trees. Swing your legs into the cool water of the Clarion River as you sit back and admire the forest surrounding you. Or, let the warm breeze glide through your hair during a picnic lunch. Feel as though you’ve stepped onto the pages of a storybook when you visit this forest near Pittsburgh.

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Cook Forest State Park
113 River Road
Cooksburg, PA 16217
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What is your favorite thing about this forest near Pittsburgh? Click here to read about Gateway Lodge Restaurant, an enchanting restaurant near Cook Forest State Park.