The County Links
on the left will keep you specifically in or near Elk County, part of the Pennsylvania Wilds. We add new listings and links on a regular basis. Use the "PA State Map" link on the left to get around the other 66 PA counties. The Pennsylvania links featured below are sponsors for this site.
Named for that noble animal that once abounded in this region in large numbers, Elk County was formed from parts of Jefferson, Clearfield and McKean Counties on April 18, 1843. Ridgway, the county seat, was named for Jacob Ridgway, a local landowner. Among many other outdoor oriented adventures, as part of the Allegheny National Forest one can come to see the growing elk herd, reintroduced to the area in the early 20th century. For more information be sure to visit the PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau