Jefferson County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable Judge Foradora
(814) 849-1621
Cindy Cornwell, Director
(814) 849-3696

Celebrated for its natural beauty and breathtaking scenery, Jefferson County offers outdoor enthusiasts a full range of recreational activities including quiet nature walks, to 30-mile long canoeing trips, to world class trout fishing.

Jefferson County's four-season climate can be enjoyed at its two beautiful state parks, Cook Forest and Clear Creek. Here you can enjoy backpacking, canoeing, fishing, biking, horseback riding and much more. It is a great place to plan a getaway weekend, or enjoy a wonderful family vacation. Soak in the peaceful and mystical "Cathedral" of towering 300-year-old white pine trees located within Cook Forest State Park. Or enjoy the world class fishing found in the numerous frigid mountain streams, such as Clear Creek and North Fork Creek. The busy traveler will enjoy the wide range of hotel accommodations ranging from quaint bed-and-breakfasts to internationally known resorts and spas.

Jefferson County is home to the most famous weather prognosticating groundhog in the world - Punxsutawney Phil! Phil has been predicting the weather for over 100 years and over 40,000 people journey annually to Jefferson County on February 2 to enjoy this mid-winter frivolity. Jefferson County is also home to the Western Pennsylvania Laurel Festival, held every June in Brookville. The beautiful snow white mountain laurel (Pennsylvania's state flower) is brilliantly displayed throughout the northern mountainous areas of the county. July brings the sights and sounds of the Jefferson County Fair and during Airport Awareness Days, visitors may enjoy the many thrills and chills that aviation has to offer in Jefferson County.

Jefferson County

Jefferson County Facts

County Seat
Brookville, PA