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 - Mountain Biking

 - Smooth Trails
 - Bike Shops
Birding, Wildlife
Environmental Education
Forests, Forestry
Hiking, Backpacking
Historic Sites, Museums
Hunting, Fishing
 - Lakes
 - Rivers and Streams
 - Outfitters
Sustainable Development
Wildlife Art, Galleries
Winter Activities

Local Weather
Area Maps
County Web Pages


Nature Tourism in
Northwest Pennsylvania

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The Quiet Northwest

Northwest Pennsylvania has been called "The Quiet Northwest," a tranquil region of forests and farmland, lakes and streams. Our nature tourism Web site will enable you to learn about the area's outdoor resources. Educational and environmental aspects related to outdoor recreation are featured, and links between the environment and the people of the area are illustrated.

Nature Tourism?

Often called ecotourism, nature tourism is defined as "tourism to natural areas that promotes understanding of the environment, appreciation and conservation of the culture and lifestyle of the local population" (Young, 1992).

Driving Tours

Let us do the planning for you. Follow our driving tours for a fun and interesting day in northwest Pennsylvania.

Go to the Tours

From the heart of northwest Pennsylvania,
we wish you an enjoyable visit.

This web site was created as a collaborative effort between:

Crawford County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Allegheny College Center for Economic & Environmental Development