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Welcome to Potter County - "God's Country"

They call it "God's Country" and after just one visit, it's easy to see why. Potter County is a haven for those looking to relax and unwind, get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnect with nature. It's also home to the darkest skies and brightest stars in the eastern United States. While we're most famous for our skies, we are down to earth; quirky and authentic; charm not chain; wild yet welcoming; rugged and resourceful. We find great joy in exploration and discovery, and in cultivating relationships between people and the environment. Come visit and enjoy our way of life, if only for a little while.

Do you have a group that needs ideas for a vacation? Potter County has a wide variety of experiences that are suitable for groups… more

Night Sky Tour: Mars, Jupiter and the Zodiac

May 27, 2016 - May 29, 2016
What makes our park so great for astronomy and how can you make the most of your visit? Find out these things and more with a short welcome and...more

Cherry Springs Star Party

June 2, 2016 - June 4, 2016
This annual pre-registration only event is among the largest of the park events with guest speakers, vendors and more. Sponsored by the Astronomical...more

God's Country Marathon Pre-Race Pasta Dinner & Packet Pickup

June 3, 2016
800x600 The God's Country Marathon Pre-Race Pasta Dinner is Friday, June 3, 2016. The dinner is from 5:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Gather at the...more

God's Country Half Marathon Start

June 4, 2016
800x600 The God's Country Half Marathon begins at 8:00 A.M. at Denton Hill State Park/Ski Denton. This is a point to point, open road course...more

God's Country Marathon Awards Ceremony

June 4, 2016
800x600 Stick around after the race and celebrate with us and your fellow runners!  Cash prizes awarded to top 3 male and female finishers...more

God's Country Marathon Post Race Party!

June 4, 2016
800x600 The Hotel Crittenden, just across the street from the Finish Line, will again be hosting the God's Country Marathon Post Race Party, with...more

God's Country Marathon/Team Relay Start

June 4, 2016
The God's Country Marathon and Team Relay begin at 7:00 A.M. at the Galeton Area School. This is a point to point, open road course and runners...more

44th Annual Cross Fork Snake Hunt

June 25, 2016 - June 26, 2016
Brave souls can hunt the venomous rattlesnakes that frequent the area, while the faint of heart watch the hunt, visit vendors and enjoy great food...more

Galeton's Famous 4th of July Fireworks & Red Suspenders Weekend

July 1, 2016 - July 2, 2016
Food, vendors and entertainment throughout the weekend. Parade starts at 11 AM Saturday. Be sure to stick around for Galeton's Famous July 4th...more

42nd Annual Bark Peelers' Convention

July 2, 2016 - July 3, 2016
Check out the newly renovated PA Lumber Museum and all the new exhibits!  Celebrate the "Woodhicks" of the late 1800s with...more

Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous

July 28, 2016 - July 31, 2016
This shoot is known world-wide as one of the largest Traditional Archery events of its kind. We typically draw over a hundred dealers that includes...more

80th Annual Potter County Fair

July 30, 2016 - August 6, 2016
The 80th Annual Potter County Fair will be held July 30 through August 6, 2016 at the fairgrounds in Millport with competitions, midway, carnival...more

65th Annual Woodsmens Show

August 5, 2016 - August 7, 2016
The Woodsmen Show celebrates the rich lumber history of Potter County. Come see the top lumberjacks in the country come to Cherry Springs State Park...more

Frosty Hollow Herbal Fair

August 6, 2016
Herbal Fair with over 30 vendors demonstrating and selling herbs, gardening, nature art, plus other tours, exhibits and seminars....more

15th Annual Kettle Creek Music Fest

August 11, 2016 - August 13, 2016
A fun-filled weekend of entertainment, food and a variety of crafts featuring music from some of the best small bands in the area, plus military...more

Potter County Bowhunter Festival

August 18, 2016 - August 21, 2016
The setting of the shoot is in one of the most beautiful spots in PA. The courses are set out on over 200 acres of PA state forest lands. You will...more

Get the 2015 Official Potter County Vistors Guide and start planning your trip ...more
Potter County is located within a single day's drive of every major city in the Northeastern United States ...more