Allegheny National Forest to Host Fun-Filled Centennial Celebration

WARREN, Pa. – The public is invited to come and celebrate the 100th birthday of the Allegheny National Forest.

The celebration will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Twin Lakes Recreation Area (located south of Kane off of Route 321).

Admission is free for this family-friendly event. Planned festivities include live music, guest speakers, kids’ activities, commemorative giveaways, interpretive hikes, an expo of organizations, history displays, food trucks, and beverage vendors.

Constructed on July 17, 1937, by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Twin Lakes Recreation Area provides a beautiful setting to immerse yourself in nature and history.

The celebration at Twin Lakes Recreation Area is the signature event for a weekend of exciting opportunities that include the ANF100 Juried Art Exhibition at the Crary Art Gallery, ANF on Film: A Hunter’s/Angler’s Guide to ANF at the Struthers Library Theatre, and the Jakes Rocks Trail Fest at Kinzua Beach.

Additional activities include the 100-mile Hiking Challenge, a 100-mile Paddle Challenge, a Centennial Trail of History, a Centennial Geocache Trail, and more. Information on these activities is available on the ANF website.