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Lyman Lake Vista
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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

Milky Way and the Summer Triangle

July 22, 2016 - July 23, 2016
Experience the splendor of the night sky, highlighting our Milky Way and the Summer Triangle asterism. Observe the constellations through a...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

EMMF Brass Ensemble Concert

July 31, 2016
"Wish Upon a Star" Travel with your family to the Dark Skies and enjoy an EMMF Brass Ensemble concert followed by telescope viewing of the...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

14th Annual Austin Dam Show

August 26, 2016 - August 28, 2016
An eclectic mix of great live music!  10 bands throughout the weekend.  Food and craft vendors on site all weekend long.  PLUS an...more

Black Forest Star Party

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

Falling Leaves Outdoor Show

September 30, 2016 - October 1, 2016
See Potter County's beautiful fall foliage and enjoy this weekend festival featuring outdoor sports and activities sponsored by the Potter County...more

Judy Bolton Days

October 7, 2016 - October 9, 2016
Fans of Margaret Sutton's Judy Bolton books meet for book discussions and tour the sites that inspired the series....more

Fall Antique & Collectible Show & Sale

October 8, 2016 - October 9, 2016
The show will host a variety of antique vendors from multiple states selling furniture, glass, coins, books, toys, clothing and other collectibles....more

2016 VG Wide Image Box
Get the 2016 Official Potter County Vistors Guide and start planning your trip ...more
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Potter County is located within a single day's drive of every major city in the Northeastern United States ...more