How to Build a Campfire using one Match

by Lois and Larry on August 22, 2018

This video of how to start and build a campfire with one match is incredible. He used NO paper, just a hatchet and a knife to make the pieces of wood different sizes!


The Chainsaw Carvers’ Round-Up is September 14-16, 2018,  10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Chainsaw Carvers' Roundup at the Sawmill Art Center

Chainsaw Carvers’ Roundup at the Sawmill Art Center

One of the most-anticipated events of the year, the Chainsaw Carvers’ Round-Up features artists who work in power tools.  The public is invited to watch works of art being created from “simple pine logs.”  The carvers work throughout the weekend, and auctions are held Saturday at 4:00 and Sunday at 3:30 for those wishing to take home one of these masterpieces.   In addition to the carving action, attendees will enjoy the food and craft vendors selling their wares.

For more information, you may call or visit their website.  Call 814-927-6655 – –

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Chainsaw Carvers’ Round-Up – Cook Forest State Park

Searching for a rental CABIN in Pennsylvania near a State Park?

July 31, 2018

Searching for a rental CABIN in Pennsylvania near a State Park? Cabins take the rough out of roughing it. Some call it glamping, short for glamorous camping. Our cabins, Cook Forest Top Hill Cabins, offer 12 cabin rentals that will give you a great experience – especially  for those of you who want to have a […]

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July 26, 2018

Nunsense Nunsense, the play by Brookville Community Theater, is coming to the Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre on August 3, 4, 5 and 9, 10, 11. Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need […]

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64th Annual AUTUMN LEAF FESTIVAL —- 9-29-18 TO 10-7-18

July 26, 2018

AUTUMN LEAF FESTIVAL  Sat thru the following Sun – September 29 thru October 7, 2018 Farmers & Crafters Day, Fri – October 5 – 8 AM to 5 PM The Autumn Leaf Festival is a nine-day annual festival event held in downtown Clarion PA with a wide variety of activities including a very popular arts […]

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Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment 2018

June 5, 2018

French & Indian War Encampment 2018 16th Annual Cook Forest French & Indian War Encampment takes place on the weekend of June 9 and 10, 2018. There will be a series of living history events depicting life during the French & Indian War. British, Colonial, French and Native American reenactors portray the lifestyle of the […]

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PA Firefly Festival

June 5, 2018

PA FIREFLY FESTIVAL 4th Saturday in June – 12 Noon to Midnight on the grounds of the Black Caddis Ranch, 13558 Route 666, Kellettville, PA — Just 15 miles east of Tionesta and 26 miles fro  Marienville via Rt 66 and Rt 666. Call 814-230-2035 for additional information.

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WQED Pittsburgh to Show Cook Forest Film on October 14

October 13, 2017

WQED Pittsburgh to Show Cook Forest Film on October 14 Forest Cathedral tells the story of the effort to save the park’s ancient hemlocks. PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, October 9, 2017 — Wild Excellence Films (WEF) announced today that their film Cathedral: The Fight to Save the Ancient Hemlocks of Cook Forest will play on WQED Pittsburgh’s […]

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Art Festival in the Forest and Quilt Show

August 12, 2017

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19 ~~ 10 AM TO 5 PM AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 ~~ 10 AM TO 4 PM WHERE: Sawmill Arts Center on Forest Road, Cooksburg, PA 16217. (Cook Forest State Park) The Festival’s focus is on quilts and fabrics, painting, photography, pottery and other traditional arts. Vendors display and sell their wares. Artists […]

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May 9, 2017

Valid JANUARY 1 through APRIL 30, 2019 CABIN FEVER SPECIAL Buy 2 Nights, Get 3rd Night Free!!** **Does not include holidays. Must mention at time of booking. If booking on-line, please make a note in the comment section so we can adjust your invoice. If booking via telephone, just mention this discount to us and […]

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