Duration: Two days and one night
Have you always wanted to cross Groundhog Day off your bucket list? Then we have the road trip for you! Punxsutawney, Pa., may be most famous for its Groundhog Day celebration, but this charming small town offers many attractions for the entire family both in and around town any time of year.
Serving the area for more than 14 years, Mary’s Place Restaurant & Catering is the area’s premiere dining experience. Blending family traditional dining with casual elegance, the restaurant offers popular Italian dishes and house specialties.Read More >
This family owned and operated company has been serving the best pizza since 1971. Ranked by Pizza Today Magazine as one of the world’s top 20 Pizza Franchises, the Pizza Den offers the best pizza sauce and finest sandwiches at a great value.Read More >
Laska’s Pizza is known in the town of Punxsutawney for their specialty pizzas, Stromboli’s and calzones, as well as the delicious wings that visitors rave about. This is a casual place to enjoy lunch and dinner in a friendly environment while exploring the charming town of Punxsutawney.Read More >
The Inn at Narrows Creek is a recreation of an 18th century New England country inn and tavern that is nestled in the woods of shagbark history trees. All of the rooms are decorated with antiques, reproductions, and primitive folk art.Read More >
This historical home offers English hospitality enhanced with American preferences. Guests can enjoy comfortable rooms that are decorated with old-world charm, as well as a home-cooked breakfast each morning by candlelight in the newly remodeled parlor.Read More >
This 100-year-old home is within walking distance to all of downtown Punxsutawney and close to the library where Punxsutawney Phil lives! This spacious, yet charming B&B provides small town hospitality and a homemade breakfast before you make the trek to Gobbler’s Knob.Read More >
This charming lodge is tucked away in a wooded area just minutes from downtown Punxsutawney to provide a peaceful escape. These accommodations provide a comfortable stay for guests with gas-fired stone fireplaces and a fully equipped kitchen. Guests are also within quick access to fishing streams and hiking and biking trails.Read More >
This family restaurant is the perfect place for breakfast or lunch. During the busy Groundhog Day celebration, the entrance is decorated for everyone to enjoy dining in a themed atmosphere that matches the community.Read More >
Tres Amigos started in Indiana, Pa., and decided to bring its Mexican food and culture closer to the groundhog in Punxsutawney. This is Punxsutawney’s only Mexican restaurant and offers a different flavor with delicious loaded nachos, quesadillas and specialty margaritas.Read More >
Groundhog Wine Trail
Taste award-winning wines along the Groundhog Wine Trail while enjoying scenic views of the Pennsylvania Wilds. No matter what Phil’s weather forecast turns out to be, a delightful glass of locally made wine at any of the 17 wineries is the perfect way to celebrate the outcome. Kick it off at the Starhill Winery, only 40 minutes east of Punxsutawney. With everything from dry varieties to specialty maraschino cherry wine, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. As you head towards downtown Punxsutawney, visit the Windgate Vineyards, the largest estate winery in southwestern Pennsylvania and only a short drive from the famous town.
Jimmy Stewart Museum
Just 30 minutes outside of Punxsutawney in Indiana, Pa., visitors will find a museum that celebrates the life and career of the American film icon, Jimmy Stewart. Located in his birthplace, the museum pays homage to his roles as a military hero, civic leader, family man and movie star through interactive displays, gallery talks, artifacts from his personal life and film presentations. The one-of-a-kind museum dives into the world of the Oscar-winning movie star and demonstrates why his on and off screen personality serves as an inspiration to so many.
Cook Forest State Park
Drive an hour north of Punxsutawney to enjoy the beautiful scenery in Cook Forest. With the Clarion River running along the border of the park and the famous stands of old growth trees, Cook Forest State Park is a wooded paradise. The park is packed full of natural beauty and ecological history, such as the park’s towering White Pines and Hemlocks that make up the “Forest Cathedral,” a National Natural Landmark.
Elk Country Visitor Center
Situated on 245 acres within the heart of Pennsylvania's elk range and only an hour north in Benezette, Pa., the Elk Country Visitor Center is a premier elk watching and conservation education facility in the Pennsylvania Wilds and the entire Eastern United States. The center’s state-of-the-art interpretive and interactive exhibits inform and educate the public about elk, wildlife conservation and green building design, and make the facility popular for school field trips and family vacation travelers alike.