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Benezette, home of the new Elk Country Visitor Center, is a small town in the heart of the elk range. Below are various businesses offering amenities in the area:

Elk Country Visitor Center:

Benezette Hotel and Restaurant:

Medix Hotel and Restaurant:

MacDarvey Castle:

Elk Terrace Lodge:

Winslow Meadow Lodge:

Wapiti Woods Guest Cabins:

Winslow Hill Bed & Breakfast:

Benezette Store & Restaurant:

Tall Pines Belgian Adventures (wagon rides through elk habitat): contact Elk Country Visitor Center at 814-787-5167

Elk View Diner: 2879 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821, 814-787-4011.


Many visitors stay overnight in the region’s larger towns and cities and then drive into the Benezette area to visit for the day and view wildlife. Listed below are major towns in the Pennsylvania Wilds that surround Benezette. We’ve included the distance between each town and Benezette, and links to the visitor bureaus serving each community, where you’ll find information on lodging, food, events and more.

St. Marys, Elk County (14 miles away):  Home of the Straub Brewery and its Eternal Tap.  Tours available.  For more info: and

Ridgway, Elk County (30 miles away): Attractions: Clarion River, Rail Trail, shopping in historic downtown. For more info: and and

Johnsonburg, Elk County (31 miles away): For more info: and

Clearfield, Clearfield County (32 miles): The county seat. Downtown is mix of historic homes and buildings, specialty shops and stores and Witmer Park along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. For more info: and

Emporium, Cameron County (35 miles): Attractions: Geocaching, Cameron County Artisan Center, Sinnemahoning State Park. For more info:; and

Brookville, Jefferson County (48 miles): For more info: and

Coudersport, Potter County (62 miles): Home of Cherry Springs Dark Skies State Park. For more information: and

Wellsboro, Tioga County (88 miles): Home of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon; Pine Creek Rail Trail; great shopping in revitalized downtown. For more information: and

DuBois, Clearfield County (35 miles): One of the region’s larger cities. Shopping in historic downtown. For more information: and

Marienville, Forest County (123 miles): Attraction includes the Allegheny National Forest; area is known for its ATV and snowmobile trails. For more information: and

Bradford, McKean County (132 miles): Attractions include Kinzua Bridge State Park and Allegheny National Forest. Known for its abundance of trails. For more information: and

Lock Haven, Clinton County (135 miles): Quaint college town with stunning scenery. The county is home to the Hyner Challenge. For more information: and

Warren, Warren County (70 miles): Attractions include Allegheny National Forest, Allegheny River, Allegheny Reservoir and Chapman State Park. For more information: and

Williamsport, Lycoming County (162 miles): Largest city in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Home of the Little League World Series. Abundant shopping. For more information: and