Allegheny National Forest

Scenic Spots in Allegheny Nat'l Forest

Allegheny Reservoir Route

(75-80 miles): Leave Warren via US 6 east. Just out of town, turn left on SR 59. Enjoy lovely views as you travel upriver to Kinzua Dam (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project). Roll on past Kinzua Point Information Center, Kinzua Beach, Wolf Run Marina (full-service marina, operated by U.S. ...

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Clarion Wild and Scenic River

The Clarion River was designated as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System on October 19,1996 (Public Law No:104-314). The outstandingly remarkable values for the Clarion River, as identified in the Clarion River and Mill Creek Wild and Scenic River Eligibility Report (March, 1996), are scenic ...

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East Branch Dam Route

(45-50 miles): Begin at Wilcox. Take SR 321 north toward Kane, to the intersection of US 6. Turn left and follow US 6 west toward town until you reach the JCT of US 6 and SR 66. Turn left and follow 66 south to its intersection with SR 948 (about 9 miles). Turn ...

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Elk View Drive

(80 miles): Travel south on SR 255 to Weedville. Turn east onto SR 555, which will take you to Driftwood. Be sure to drive with care and watch for animals crossing the road. If you watch, you may see some of the elk herd which roam in this area. (You may ...

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Hearts Content Drive

(Shorter Route: 30 miles): Take US 6 West/62 South from Warren. When they separate, stay on 62 (follow signs for Tionesta). Just before you cross the Allegheny River, you could turn right to visit Buckaloons Recreation Area (camping, picnicking, boat launching, and an imaginative play area called Fort Buckaloons). The Buckaloons ...

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Hearts Content Long Drive

(Longer Route): For a longer route, take US 6 east from Warren. Bear right at the "Y" into Sheffield (SR 948/666) and on to Barnes. Just after Barnes, turn right on SR 666 and travel to Kelletville and East Hickory, where you'll pick up US 62 again (about 45 miles to ...

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Hearts Content Scenic Area

In the mid 1800?s, a 20 acre parcel was protected from logging by the Wheeler and Dusenbury Lumber Company. This parcel of original forest, often called ?old growth? or ?virgin? timber was donated to the Forest Service in 1922. In the following decades, more land was purchased to make ...

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Kinzua Bridge Route

(30 miles one way): Take SR 948 north from Ridgway for six miles. Turn right on the Tambine Road to Wilcox, then follow US 219 to Lantz Corners. Turn right on US 6 east to Mt. Jewett. Turn left to Kushequa and Kinzua Bridge State Park. The Kinzua Viaduct, 301 feet high and ...

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Loleta Picnic Route

(75 Miles): From Ridgway, travel north on SR 948 to the intersection with SR 66. Turn left (south) on 66 to Marienville. As you approach Marienville, you'll pass the Marienville District Ranger office. Stop in if you want Forest Service information. In Marienville, turn left off RT 66 to Loleta Recreation Area ...

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Longhouse Scenic Drive Route

(55-60 miles): In 1990, the Chief of the Forest Service designated this route as a National Scenic Byway. Leave Warren via US 6 east. Just out of town, turn left on SR 59. Enjoy lovely views as you travel upriver to Kinzua Dam (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project). At the ...

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Owl's Nest Route

(30-35 miles): Beginning at Ridgway, take SR 948 north three miles, turn left on Evergreen Drive. At the "T" intersection, turn left again. Continue about 1 mile to the next right turn. This is known as Bingham Road. (There is a small sign but it is hard to find. The turn ...

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Sugar Grove Route

(45 miles): Depart Warren driving north on US 62 to the blinker light at Russell. Turn left onto SR 957 and travel towards Chandlers Valley. The rolling hills will capture your imagination. Arrive in Sugar Grove to view their multi-colored quaint houses. Continue on SR 957 to the crossroads at Lottsville. ...

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Tionesta Scenic Area

History - This 2000-acre tract is a remnant of the original forest that once covered six million acres on the Allegheny Plateau of New York and Pennsylvania. The old growth forest consists of 300-400 year-old beech, hemlock and some sugar maple. It is the type of forest that greeted ...

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