Clearfield County is home to many amazing attractions, both natural and man-made!
The county was created in 1804 and is believed to be named for the many fields in the surrounding river valleys originally cleared by Native Americans tribes for corn planting.
What follows is a list of some of the best things to see and do in Clearfield County.
Simply click on the blue text links to view maps/directions to each destination.
1. The Grice Museum in Clearfield
The Grice Museum is perhaps the most eclectic “cars and critters” museum you’ll ever step foot inside!
Here you’ll find nearly 70 classic cars on display, along with hundreds of taxidermy mounts of wild game animals from around the globe.
The Grice Museum is open Memorial Day Weekend thru September 30.
2. Bilger’s Rocks
Bilger’s Rocks is part of a 170-acre community park, open to the public and located just minutes from Curwensville in central Clearfield County.
Billed by the Bilger’s Rocks Association (the group that owns and maintains the park) as “Pennsylvania’s Best Rock Outcropping”, this 300 million year-old natural “rock city” is a must-see for fans of geology and all things megalithic!
Bilger’s Rocks is free to visit, and open year-round from dawn until dusk.
3. McGees Mills Covered Bridge
McGees Mills Covered Bridge is the last remaining historic covered bridge in Clearfield County.
McGees Mills Covered Bridge was built in 1873 by Thomas McGee.
McGees Mills Covered Bridge is 116 feet long and is still open to vehicular traffic.
4. Doolittle Station
Doolittle Station in DuBois is an eclectic mix of restaurants, museums, a brewery, and a pizzeria, all housed in historic train cars!
And if that’s not enough, there’s also ice cream, mini golf, and dinosaurs!
There’s even a three-tiered, 66 foot-long, HO-scale model train layout housed inside a vintage train car.
5. The Presidential Train Car Bed and Breakfast
The Presidential Train Car Bed and Breakfast is a one-of-a-kind “mansion on rails”, built originally for a railroad president and once used by a United States President!
The main entrance and exit is through an attached, modern annex that resembles an early 1900s train depot, where you’ll also find the bathroom and kitchenette.
While the annex is beautiful and functional, the historic train car is what makes this bed and breakfast truly unique!
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to sleep on an early 1900s luxury train car, this is your chance to experience it!
6. Parker Dam State Park
Parker Dam State Park is a 968-acre expanse in Clearfield County featuring a tranquil lake, a beach area, scenic vistas, and miles of hiking trails.
One fairly unique feature at Parker Dam State Park is a series of large stepping stones that allow you to cross Laurel Run below the spillway on Parker Lake.
The Trail of New Giants leads to 2 vistas that offer terrific views of Parker Lake.
7. Saint Severin Old Log Church
The Saint Severin Old Log Church in Clearfield County is a well-preserved example of mid-19th century “frontier” architecture.
The Saint Severin Old Log Church was last used around 1880, when a larger church was built nearby.
Projecting an image that is both holy yet austere, Saint Severin is an interesting trip back in time and well worth a visit.
8. Historica Plus Antique Gallery in Clearfield
Historica Plus is a large antique store occupying three floors of the historic Leitzinger Building in Clearfield, PA.
The store features 24,000 square feet of vendor space and dozens of vendors, selling everything from vintage records, postcards, and comics to antique tools, glassware, and furniture.
9. The Stuff Store in Curwensville
The Stuff Store is an 8,000 square foot, family owned antique gallery, indoor flea market, and collectibles emporium, housed in a beautiful old building in Curwensville, just a few minutes west of Clearfield.
10. The Bloody Knox Cabin Historic Site
The Bloody Knox Cabin in Clearfield County was the scene of a Civil War skirmish between Union soldiers and Union deserters and draft dodgers that left 2 men dead, one on each side of the shoot-out.
Today a replica of the original cabin stands on the site, along with several historical plaques and interpretive signage.
So there you have it – ten of the best things to see and do in Clearfield County, PA!
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