“for prime elk-viewing trails”
The Elk Country Visitor Center is a premier location for viewing elk and other wildlife in Pennsylvania. The center offers interactive exhibits and displays and encourages a 'hands on' experience. Our 4D story theater immerses guest in the history of Pennsylvania elk and the Pennsylvania Wilds. Our gift shop sell Made in the USA product, many of those by local artisans and product makers. The best time to view is early in the morning or in the hours before dark. Elk are wild animals and you can't be promised you will see them.
A very nice building and inside displays. We got there mid-day and the Elk were not out anywhere near the trails.
We got there at 9:30 and left at 11. The earlier in the day you get there, the better. If it is too hot or sunny, you probably won't see much.
If you have a chance to stop by, I would highly recommend it! The day we stopped by, it was cloudy and there was a little rain. It was perfect weather for the elk to come out into the fields! Take binoculars and a zoom lense for your camera if you have one (if not, phones work just fine). We went to the Visitors Center and looked around. There is some good information about the elk and there is a short video they show every 30 minutes. It's about $5 per person but it's worth it. Plus the money goes to the conservation of the herd. They have view screens in the Center showing camera looking towards the fields and there is a walk you could do arou d the them. We left there and drove down Winslow Road. We saw about 30 elk in the field across from the Elk View Diner. They were pretty far off though. It was a great place to get pictures. We drove through the park for a while and down one dirt road (and it was actually dirt so if there was a lot of rain, smaller cars might not make it. We had a minivan that was fine though). We ended up seeing one loan elk standing on the side of the road which was even better. Even if you don't see any elk, the park is very pretty and just driving around was lots of fun.
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