The Golf Trail of McKean County
Enjoy playing on the public course of Pine Acres Country Club, an 18-hole course located at the edge of the picturesque Allegheny National Forest. Or join as a member to enjoy all the privileges of the Pennhills Club, home of the Blaisdell Pro Am, in Bradford, Pennsylvania.
Golf courses in McKean County, Pennsylvania are a short 90-minute drive from Buffalo and Erie, and an easy 3.5-hour drive from Toronto, Canada and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cleveland, Ohio.
400 Minard Run Road, Bradford, PA | 814-368-6159 | pennhillsclub.com
The superb Tudor-manor style clubhouse, fashioned of brick and slate, is nestled between the softly rolling Allegheny Mountains of northern Pennsylvania. Recognized for their unparalleled service and exceptional menu, the club offers both social and golf memberships.
Pennhills is host to the Blaisdell Pro Am, the largest club professional purse in the United States. Famed amateur golfer, golf writer, and course architect Walter Travis designed the golf course for Pennhills, and he was also responsible for the Golf Digest and Golf Magazine award-winning courses of Garden City Golf Club in Garden City, NY, and Ekwanok Country Club in Manchester. His design trademarks of undulating landscapes, strategic use of large old trees and natural rock formations have created a course which entices players to use nearly every club in their arsenal.
The par 70, 18-hole course has a rating/slope of 71.0/133. Jake Northrup, Pennhill’s head in-house PGA golf professional, invites you to become a member to enjoy their beautiful and challenging course.
PINE ACRES COUNTRY CLUB
1401 W. Warren Road, Bradford, PA | 814-362-2005 | pineacrescc.com
This public course is located at the edge of the Allegheny National Forest. It offers an excellent vacation location for a game or two of golf. Located in a beautiful woodland setting, the 18-hole Championship course has a 136-slope rating that will test even the most experienced golfer. Pine Acres Country Club offer a well-stocked Pro Shop along with a full-service restaurant and lounge.
Pine Acres Country Club is located southwest of Bradford-travel Rt. 219 south, then turn onto Rt. 59.
Trail Central- Find Your Favorite Trail
The diverse offering of trails within the Allegheny National Forest Region makes this a hub for outdoor recreation. Find beautiful, scenic hiking trails for both the novice and the experienced backpacker. Bring your mountain bike to enjoy the trails at Jakes Rocks. Rent an ATV and have a fun filled day out on the ATV trails at Majestic Kamps & Lost Trails. Or, enjoy kayaking at Willow Bay on the Allegheny Reservoir.
Knox & Kane Rail Trail- Our newest trail is a 3.8- mile linear trail connecting the Kinzua Bridge State Park to the town of Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania. Perfect for hiking or biking, the trail is a crushed limestone. It is rated easy, making it a perfect trail for families with children. Trailhead parking is the village of Mt. Jewett behind the Borough office at the intersection of Center and Peterson Street, or at the Kinzua Bridge State Park, 296 Viaduct Road, Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania.
Timberdoodle Flats Interpretive Trail- Two trail loops totaling 1.5-miles. The timberdoodle is the nickname of the American woodcock, one of the many birds you might get a glimpse of along the trail. The Woodcock Loop is marked with yellow woodcock insignia and features 12 interpretive stops. The Bluebird Trail is suitable for wheelchair or walking assistance equipment and features six interpretive stops. The trail is perfect for the casual hiker, parents with small children, and first-time birders. The trailhead is along Rt. 59, west of Bradford. Difficulty level is easy.
Kinzua Valley Trail- A beautiful woodland trail, for hiking and biking, 7-miles in length. The trail is located along the banks of Kinzua Creek, a scenic woodland stream. The surface is crushed limestone. Two trailheads are available for this linear trail; from Rt. 219, travel to the village of Westline; from Kane, travel north on Rt. 321, to Red Bridge Campground. Overnight accommodations are available at the Westline Inn, 15 E.L. Day Drive, Westline, PA (814-778-5103) or cabins and campsites are available at Red Bridge Campground, Rt. 321, Kane, PA (814-368-4158) in the Allegheny National Forest. Difficulty level is moderate.
Rimrock Overlook & Trail- a short 1.3-mile trail connection between one of the most stunning overlooks in the Forest to the Kinzua Beach Recreation Area is located along Rt. 59, west of Bradford. A large sign on the left of Rt. 59 marks the access road to this recreation area. Trail difficulty is easy to moderate. The recreation area does include picnic tables and free parking.
Kinzua Sky Walk-Kinzua Creek Trail-both are located at the Kinzua Bridge State Park. The Kinzua Sky Walk stretches out 624 ft. into the Kinzua Gorge, at a height of 225 ft. The skywalk offers 360- degree views of the gorge. The skywalk features a partial glass floor from which you have additional amazing views of the countryside. Difficulty level is easy. Kinzua Creek Trail is a short trail which winds down the steep sides of the gorge. Access is from the pathway between the skywalk and the wooden overlook. The trail is steep and rated difficult. Be sure to wear footwear suitable for hiking. The Kinzua Bridge State Park is located at 296 Viaduct Road, Mt. Jewett, PA. Admission is free. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for the Kinzua Bridge Visitors Center, and 8 a.m. to dusk for the Kinzua Sky Walk.
Mountain Biking Trails- Jakes Rock Trails is a 30+ mile trail system designed by Trail Solutions; a world-class trail company affiliated with IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association). This stacked loop mountain biking trail system appeals to riders of all skill levels. Morrison Trail, a shared use trail with hikers, is a popular 10.8-mile loop for mountain biking, the large trailhead is located along Rt. 59, west of Bradford. Mountain biking is also permitted on all Pennsylvania State Forest roads and old logging roads.
ATV Trail Riding- Open year-round, Majestic Kamp & Lost Trails offers a variety of trails with two different skill levels, novice and advanced. There are over 41-miles of technical and challenging forest trails offering lots of fun for all age groups. You can pay a day pass fee, or for those with their own ATVs, a seasonal pass is available. Majestic Kamps & Lost Trails is located at 2503 Rt. 46, Smethport, PA, and their phone is 814-465-9979. If you need to rent an ATV or UTV, phone Myers Motorsports at 814-779-3745, or go on-line to: myersmotorsports.info.What’s On Tap
Bradford Brew Station is a new craft brewery which features 14 craft brews on tap, local wines and liquors along with fun and innovative food. The brewery pays honor to Bradford’s history as the ‘High-Grade Oil Metropolis of the World,” in the names of its brews Black Gold Bock, Peg Leg Porter, Yellow Dog Honey, and Oil Drummer’s Ale are just a few examples. The lights are fashioned of oil cans, the beer taps and glassware feature oil derricks, and the servers wear work uniforms with names like Joe and Sam. The menu offers pub favorites like mac & cheese, tacos and crab cakes. Salads and appetizers include an apple-ham julienne salad, lobster dip, deep fried pickles, jumbo soft pretzels and loaded tater tots. BBQ beef, veggie wrap, deep-fried turkey and the chicken and bacon waffle are a sampling of the sandwiches offered.
The Bradford Brew Station is open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. It is located at 104 Chestnut Street, Bradford, PA. Phone: 814-368-3137. Bradfordbrewstation.com
Logyard Brewing is located in the Black Cherry timber capital of the world- Kane, Pennsylvania. This brewery specialized in hyper-local ingredients native to the Pennsylvania Wilds. Their distinctive flavor profiles range from Black Birch to Black Cherry. In addition to these unique elements Logyard Brewing incorporated classic beer styles including Kolsch, Pale Ale, IPA, Stouts, and many more. The Brew Pub Tasting Room is open Thursday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Saturday noon to 12 a.m.
The Logyard Tap Room is located at 103 N. Fraley Street, Kane, Pennsylvania. Phone: 814-787-6070.
Plan Your Trip
The Allegheny National Forest Region, just 26 miles south of Ellicottville, is a perfect location for a quick golf getaway, an outdoor trail adventure, or a fun weekend exploring the attractions, restaurants and shopping. Our area offers accommodations from the primitive to the plush, something for everyone’s price range.
For the full list of fun things to see and do and downloadable trail maps please go to: visitANF.com.