You can bet no matter which season you plan your trip there is some type of event happening in our area. Some of our favorites include:
Ridgway Rendezvous during the last week of February the world's largest International Chainsaw Carving Festival happens in downtown Ridgway. chainsawrendezvous.org
Ridgway Triathlon in April ridgwayymca.com
Art in the Wilds, Kane - end of June artinthewilds.org
Ridgway Fireman's Parade and Carnival Summer ridgwayfiredepartment.org
Tasting in the Wilds and Taste of the Arts held in July tastinginthewilds.com
Elk County Boulder Dash in August elkcountyboulderdash.com
Fall Foliage and Elk Viewing in September and October
Cheer Tour the first weekend of December. ridgwaychamber.com
Just a block away stroll downtown Main Street for a variety of quaint shops and antique stores.
Walking Tour of Historic Homes Ridgway's "Lily of the Valley" National Historic Register District is an outstanding example of the lumber heritage that abounds in North Central Pennsylvania. The homes on this tour were built between 1855 and 1917. The tour is an outdoor tour, as the homes are all private residences or businesses. Take the tour by foot or car. Tour maps are available in Dolly's Parlor. ridgwayheritagecouncil.com
Stop in the Elk County Historical Society and Robinson Museum to learn more about the region. elkcountyhistoricalsociety.org
Short (and worthy) drives: Straub Brewery, Winery at Wilcox, Flickerwood Winery, Elk Mountain Winery, Kinzua Bridge State Park, Keystone Elk Country Visitor's Center
Enjoy the Outdoors
The Allegheny National Forest is our back yard! Float the Clarion River walk or bike the Rails to Trails however you choose to explore get out and do it today. .
Bavarian Hills Golf Course, St Marys
Scottish Heights Golf Club, Snyder Township
Emporium Country Club, Emporium
Kane Country Club, Kane
In Ridgway within walking distance:
Jordan's Bar & Grill , Joey's Bakery, Patalano's Pizza
are all located on Main St.
Aiello's Cafe and Fox's Pizza are located on North Broad St.
A short drive out of town (less than 5 minutes): LaValle's Italian Garden is located within the Royal Inn on Rte 219
Further drives (30-40 minutes)
Japan One or Station 101 in DuBois (30 minute drive)
A scenic 4o minute drive: Westline Inn, Westline - a great mini road trip is to visit the Kinzua Bridge Skywalk and then head over to the Westline for a meal
Explore the Arts
Within walking distance on Main St. stop in the Elk County Council on the Arts sales gallery and shop over 40 local artisans. eccota.com
Head up Boot Jack and see carving, pottery or printmaking in action at Appalachian Arts Studio. appalachian-arts.com
Plan a day trip and visit a variety of artist studios and craft breweries and wineries that comprise The Wilds Cooperative of Pennsylvania. wildscopa.org