Things to Do

There’s more to Elk County than viewing elk! While many folks like to rest & relax while they Kick It In The Sticks, there’s lots to see while you’re staying in your vacation cabin in Benezette!

To help you plan your trip, we’re putting together some of our favorite adventures. Check back often for new ideas!


With woolly, warm coats, the elk are ready to cozy up in large herds for winter. Our cabins are warm and welcoming to help you unwind after a long day of exploring the area. You’re likely to see the largest groups of elk during these winter months.

  • Saturdays & Sundays in February Lamb Snuggling (must register)
    Big Maple Family Farm, Ridgway
  • February 25, 6pm
    Welcome Sign Crafting
    PA Made, Weedville
  • February 26, 2pm
    Bobcat Seminar
    Elk Country Visitor Center
  • March 3-5
    Mountain Fest
  • March 25
    Mentored Youth Trout Day
    Statewide Stocked Trout Waters

We also suggest you check out the PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau, or the PA Wilds for ideas and review the event calendar for The Elk Country Visitor Center.

If you’re really looking to get out there, we recommend giving Jeff & Janet at Hicks Run Outfitters a call. They’re naturalist guides and certified wildlife watch instructors that offer many services, including guided photography tours.