Ready to go canoeing or kayaking? We have the perfect setup with picturesque mountain views and miles of rivers and streams. Tidioute is a valley surrounded by the Allegheny National Forest and located on the banks of the Allegheny River. We are home to the best boat launch in Warren County complete with a dock, picnic area, playground, and restrooms. The Allegheny River: Pennsylvania's canoe and kayak capital and voted the 2017 River of the year. For more information or to plan your next adventure visit the following websites: www.theallegheny.com/canoeing
Miles of the Allegheny River and many streams flow through Warren County, where you'll find pike, muskie, native Brooke trout, wild brown trout, rainbow trout, just to name a few! Tidioute is home to one of the best boat launches in the County. Complete with a dock, sheltered and unsheltered picnic areas, playground, and flushable restroom facilities.
We are also home to the annual Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament held every September during our region's spectacular Fall foliage. So if fishing is a favorite pastime of yours or if you'd just like to get back to nature, come to Tidioute and visit the Allegheny Region for some of the best fishing in the state.
Harrisburg, PA -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today announced the Trails at Jakes Rocks has been named Pennsylvania’s 2024 Trail of the Year.
“This amazing trail system is extremely deserving of this tremendous honor and I am excited to announce the Trails at Jakes Rocks have been selected as Pennsylvania’s top trail for 2024,” Dunn said. “People travel from near and far to hike, bike, and run these trails, which is a testament to the worthiness of this trail system. We at DCNR are hopeful that this honor helps connect even more people to the recreation opportunities around the trails, in Warren County and in the Allegheny National Forest."
The Trails at Jakes Rocks is a 35-mile natural surface trail system located in the Allegheny National Forest in Warren County.
The trails are used primarily for mountain biking, but other types of recreation such as hiking, trail running, and cross-country skiing are also permitted.
The Trails at Jakes Rocks was established to address a notable gap in Warren County's recreational landscape: high-quality mountain bike trails.
The unique design as a stacked-loop system significantly reduces the typical gaps found in point-to-point trail systems.
The Trails at Jakes Rocks has not only created a fantastic trail system but also serves as an economic driver.
A recent economic impact analysis found that the Trails at Jakes Rocks draws over 25,000 users annually and generates an estimated $9 million in annual tourism spending.
Trails at Jakes Rocks is a prime example of a modern, professionally designed, and meticulously constructed natural surface mountain bike trail system.
"The impact that the Trails at Jakes Rocks has made on Warren County has far surpassed our expectations,” said Jim Decker, President and CEO of the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry. "Locally we have long recognized the unique beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities our region offers and celebrate the catalyst that the Trails at Jakes Rocks has provided to allow us to share these attributes to a much larger audience. We are humbled by this recognition and sincerely thank DCNR for their assistance with our efforts to create this asset as well as the conveyance of this prestigious award to the Trails at Jakes Rocks."
The Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee designates the Trail of the Year to help build enthusiasm and support for trails across the state, and to raise public awareness about the value of the Pennsylvania’s land and water trail network.
Pennsylvania continues its tradition of being a leader in trail development by providing its citizens and visitors with more than 12,000 miles of trails.
In an effort to close the gaps in this network and bring trails to close everyone, DCNR has established a goal to have a trail within 10 minutes of all Pennsylvanians.
The agency is also focusing on closing priority trail gaps and prioritizing strategic investments in trails across the Commonwealth.
The Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee is charged with implementing the recommendations of the Pennsylvania Trails Strategic Plan to develop a statewide land and water trail network to facilitate recreation, transportation, and healthy lifestyles for all.
The 20-member DCNR-appointed committee represents both motorized and non-motorized trail users and advises the Commonwealth on use of state and federal trail funding.
MEDIA CONTACT: Wesley Robinson, 717-877-6315
Scenic Views from Tidioute Overlook
Tidioute Overlook is located just a half-mile outside of town on Route 337. With two lookouts offering beautiful views, one of the river and the other of the Town of Tidioute! Our overlook offers the complete package with parking, picnic areas with tables and grills, and restroom facilities all available. This is one stop you don't want to miss!
ATV/trail bike permit Applications can be obtained at any ANF office or by going to: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/allegheny/passes-permits.
For more information about recreational activities on the Allegheny National Forest:
Allegheny National Forest website: http://www.fs.fed.us/
Ruth Sutton, Public Affairs Officer
Allegheny National Forest Phone: 814-728-6100
4 Farm Colony Drive Email: email@example.com
Warren, PA 16365
HARRISBURG, Pa. (February 1) – Beginning today, anglers looking forward to Pennsylvania's popular spring trout season have another tool at their fingertips, as the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is pleased to make its 2024 adult trout stocking schedule available using the FishBoatPA mobile app and website (Fishandboat.com).
"Even though the calendar says it's still winter, spring will be here before we know it," said Brian Niewinski, Director of the PFBC's Bureau of Hatcheries. "For many people, fishing on the Opening Day of Trout Season in Pennsylvania and the weeks that follow is a tradition that they look forward to all year long. Now that the anxiously awaited trout stocking schedule has been posted, anglers can start preparing by purchasing their fishing licenses, getting their gear ready, and planning their fishing trips."
The trout stocking schedule is searchable by county, lists the waterways in alphabetical order, and indicates stocking dates, meeting locations for volunteers, and the species of trout that are planned to be stocked at each location. In 2024, Pennsylvania's statewide Opening Day of Trout Season will be held on Saturday, April 6. A single, statewide Mentored Youth Trout Day will take place on Saturday, March 30.
To prepare for the start of the season, stocking operations are set to begin the week of February 19. Anglers should note that fishing is not permitted on lakes and streams designated as Stocked Trout Waters from February 19 to 8 a.m. on the opening day of trout season, with the exception of the Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day, unless waters are included in the Stocked Trout Waters Open to Year-Round Fishing program.
3.2 Million Trout
In 2024, the PFBC will stock approximately 3.2 million adult trout in 697 streams and 129 lakes open to public angling. These figures, which are consistent with the number of trout stocked over the past decade, include approximately 2.4 million Rainbow Trout; 702,000 Brown Trout; and 132,000 Brook Trout. As with past practice, the average size of the trout produced for stocking is 11 inches in length with an average weight of .58 pounds.
In 2024, anglers will have an excellent chance to catch large, trophy-sized trout. This year, the PFBC will stock approximately 70,000 brood fish, which are 2 ½ year-old and 3 ½ year-old hatchery-raised Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Brook Trout measuring 14-20 inches. Roughly 70% of these large fish will be stocked into streams and lakes during the preseason prior to opening day of trout season, and 30% will be stocked during in-season replenishment stockings.
In 2024, the PFBC will stock approximately 14,000 golden Rainbow Trout. In addition to being stocked during the preseason period before opening day, these highly prized fish featuring vibrant golden-orange pigmentation and weighing an average of 1.5 pounds will be stocked during in-season replenishment stockings. Approximately 75% of golden Rainbow Trout will be stocked during the preseason, and approximately 25% will be stocked in-season.
In addition to trout raised at state fish hatcheries, PFBC cooperative nurseries operated by sportsmen's clubs and other groups across the state will add another one million trout to waters open to public angling throughout the year.
Once again included in this year's stocking lists are the Keystone Select Stocked Trout Waters, a program where sections of 24 streams across the state are stocked with large trout measuring 14-20 inches and managed under Delayed Harvest Artificial Lures Only or Miscellaneous Special regulations. Under the program, approximately 10,000 large trout will be distributed among the streams. The trout will be stocked at a rate of 175 to 225 per mile of stream, which is comparable to the numbers of similarly sized fish in Pennsylvania's best wild trout waters.
Licenses and Permits
To participate in trout fishing and keep trout, anglers ages 16 and older are required to possess both a fishing license and a trout permit. Anglers and boaters can start preparing for opening day of trout season right now by purchasing their 2024 Pennsylvania fishing licenses, launch permits, and boat registration renewals on the PFBC website, the FishBoatPA mobile app, or by visiting one of approximately 700 retail license issuing agents. By purchasing licenses and permits online, customers can save time and avoid long lines in stores when waiting to purchase a license closer to the start of trout season. Anglers may store an image of their license digitally on their phones as proof of possession.
The PFBC thanks anglers for supporting aquatic resource conservation and recreation programs through the purchase of their fishing licenses. The PFBC is a user-funded agency that receives no Pennsylvania General Fund tax revenue. Funding generated through the sale of fishing licenses supports hatchery operations, fisheries management, law enforcement, and infrastructure improvements to provide high-quality and convenient public access to fishing and boating opportunities.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
The trout stocking schedules are now available online. To search for locations and dates go to www.fishandboat.com, click on the link for Trout Stocking Schedules, select a county, enter start and end dates, then press “Go.”
For even more information click on the link below. https://www.fishandboat.com/Fish/PennsylvaniaFishes/Trout/Pages/TroutSeasonOverview.aspx
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READY FOR A WINTER ADVENTURE?
Snowmobile Season to Begin Friday
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service announces the opening of snowmobile season at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023, in the Allegheny National Forest. Snowmobile trails will remain open until 12:00 p.m. on March 31, 2024. Sufficient snowfall is needed for the trails to be usable. The snowmobile trail map is available on our website. All winter recreationists in the forest should be aware of the following for the 2023-2024 winter season.
In the Allegheny National Forest, there are approximately 365 miles of interconnected snowmobile trails, and when conditions permit another 52 miles of trails are used for both snowmobiles and ATV/OHMs. Multiple user groups enjoy the wintertime trails, and everyone is asked to exercise caution as trail users may encounter vehicles, groomers, snowshoers, dogsled teams, hikers, and cross-country skiers at any time. Trail users are reminded to:
Until there is a significant amount of snow on the ground, the maintained snowmobile trails will not be groomed. Trail condition reports will begin when adequate snow accumulates and will be updated weekly, or when conditions warrant. Condition reports will be posted on the forest social media channels. You can also listen to condition reports by calling one of the forest offices and following the prompts: Bradford Ranger District: 814-362-4613; Marienville Ranger District: 814-927-6628 or the Supervisor’s Office: 814-723-5150.
Click the link below, and watch the video for more information on Winter fun in Tidioute and Warren County.
Vist the Warren County Visitors Bureau at http://www.wcvb.net/index.htm