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Tionesta Area

Picturesque says it all! Nestled in a valley on the edge of the Wild & Scenic Allegheny River, at the juncture of Tionesta Creek and under the beacon of the Tionesta Lighthouse, Tionesta exudes Americana. "A special place with a relaxed pace", Tionesta has all the amenities you need but without the hurry and worry you don't! The region's western gateway to the Allegheny National Forest and Pennsylvania Wilds is the town of Tionesta. Located in a picturesque valley alongside the Wild & Scenic Allegheny River, countless outdoor recreation lovers begin their "natural escape" vacation here.

Canoeing & kayaking the river and streams, boating on the lake, fishing, hiking and horseback riding can be experienced in this wooded paradise. Cabins, campgrounds, B&Bs and family-owned motels are all available for your custom nature-based vacation. The Native American heritage of the town is celebrated each August with the week-long Tionesta Indian Festival. Community spirit runs year-round, as the merchants of this rural community welcome you into the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of their shops. Within the past few years, Tionesta has seen the emergence of the Tionesta Market Village, a local initiative of the Forest County Industrial Development Corporation and Industrial & Commercial Development Authority to restore and build visitor traffic to our community while providing entrepreneurial opportunity to area residents. Highly acclaimed, embraced by the community, and amazingly successful, the Village has helped bring a new vitality and excitement to our small community.

As the Western Gateway to both the PA Wilds and the Lumber Heritage Region, Tionesta begins your journey the right way.

There's just so much for you to do!

  • Canoeing, kayaking, and boating
  • Horseback riding
  • Camping
  • Tionesta Indian Festival
  • Fishing
  • Hiking

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668 Elm Street
Tionesta, PA 16353