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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

Planet Watch & A Crescent Moon

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Join us as we view through the park's telescopes the rising of the ringed planet Saturn, Jupiter with its moons and setting of the cloud covered...more

Solar Viewing

May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015
Through our specially filtered telescopes, take a look at our nearest star the Sun. Discover and view the features of the Sun and learn how they...more

Pontoon Boat Tours

May 24, 2015 - May 25, 2015
Join park staff for a relaxing and informative 45-minute pontoon boat tour of the George B. Stevenson Reservoir. Tours depart at 10:30 AM, 12 Noon,...more

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

June 5, 2015
800x600 The God's Country Marathon Pre-Race Pasta Dinner is Friday, June 5, 2015. The dinner is from 5:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Gather at the...more

God's Country Half Marathon Start

June 6, 2015
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 6, 2015
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 6, 2015
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/Half Marathon/Team Relay

June 6, 2015
The God's Country Marathon has been named one of the "ten toughest marathons" and one of the "best small marathons" in the...more

God's Country Marathon/Team Relay Start

June 6, 2015
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

Public Viewing Night Cherry Springs Star Party

June 13, 2015
Visit with over 500 Astronomers and look through the 35-40 telescopes volunteered for this event....more

Women in the Wilds Weekend

June 19, 2015 - June 21, 2015
A weekend for women to learn new outdoor skills, including mountain biking, archery, kayaking, outdoor photography, geocaching, fishing, hunting and...more

43rd Annual Cross Fork Snake Hunt

June 27, 2015 - June 28, 2015
Brave souls can hunt the venomous rattlesnakes that frequent the area, while the faint of heart watch the hunt, visit vendors and enjoy great...more

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

July 3, 2015 - July 4, 2015
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

41st Annual Bark Peelers' Convention

July 4, 2015 - July 5, 2015
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 23, 2015 - July 26, 2015
Over 100 dealers plus 8 all 3D courses on over 200 acres with 200 targets representing realistic hunting scenarios. Course, range and balloon shoot...more

Potter County Fair

July 26, 2015 - August 1, 2015
Livestock, agriculture, baking and craft competitions, plus carnival rides and all kinds of vendors, food and entertainment! A true celebration...more

64th Annual Woodsmen's Show

July 31, 2015 - August 2, 2015
The three day weekend offers a bit of excitement for everyone! Every event has a connection to Potter County's rich lumbering history. Come see the...more

Frosty Hollow Herbal Fair & Country Market

August 1, 2015
Herbs, gardening, nature art and other tours, exhibits and seminars....more

14th Annual Kettle Creek Music Fest

August 7, 2015 - August 8, 2015
A fun-filled weekend with music, entertainment, food and a variety of crafts.  See website for lineup and ticket prices....more

Potter County Bowhunters Festival

August 13, 2015 - August 16, 2015
Archery dealers and vendors, plus 7 courses on over 200 acres with 180 targets representing realistic hunting scenarios. Course, range and balloon...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