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Treasures of the Forest

This is the year to explore the “Treasures of the Forest Shopping Trail” in the Allegheny National Forest Region of Pennsylvania. Leave the malls, long lines and stressful shopping behind. Grab your shopping buddy and head out on the trail to find gifts that truly mean something. You’ll find perfect presents at every price, from warm and wooly surprises to luxurious delights. Turn the page and discover more shopping destinations and shopping trail map. SHOP LOCALLY OWNED SHOPS IN BRADFORD The exciting gift shop at the Zippo/Case Museum offers a complete selection of Zippo lighters and Case knives, with many items that can be personalized for gift giving, along with Zippo outdoor items, clothing and a wide array of other gift items. Shop where they are made - Bradford, Pennsylvania! Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm. 1932 Zippo Drive, 814-368-1932. The Sportsman’s Outlet has everything for the outdoors at great prices. Let their knowledgeable staff guide you in selecting the best hunting supplies, guns, ammo, kayaks, canoes, fishing equipment, binoculars, GPS units, and game cameras for placing under the tree. Offering a large selection of outdoor and sport clothing, including UnderArmour clothing in adult and children’s size. This shop also features a delightful outdoor themed gift shop with items for your lodge, condo or camp. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday noon-5pm. 500 Chestnut Street, 814-362-7700. Searching for gift ideas? The Main Street Mercantile is a multi-vendor shop with over 10,000 square feet of shopping delights. Here you will find handcrafted alpaca clothing and gift items, lovely paintings and pen & ink sketches by local artists, fine-art photography and books. Period furniture at affordable prices, antiques and collectibles, handcrafted items, food items, candles and an ever changing inventory make this a fun shop to explore. Upstairs is a vintage Christmas shop full of holiday treasures and a used bookstore. Holiday hours are: Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm. 45 Main Street, 814-368-2206. Next door, in a beautifully restored historic building featuring a gorgeous tin ceiling, is the eclectic gift shop - the Tin Ceiling Gift Shoppe at 51 Main Street. Here you can find delicious Pulakos chocolates, along with useful and decorative household items such as teapots, napkins and placemats, along with decorative art for your walls, and seasonal holiday decorations. Open Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday noon-4pm. 51 Main Street, 814-362-6082. For the health minded on your shopping list, shop at Santo Vida Natural Wellness Center. Offering health foods and specialty items, this shop has very knowledgeable staff to help you select items for those on your list with allergies or those seeking a healthier lifestyle. A gift basket of specialty pastas and other healthy food items would be a much appreciated gift. A wonderful line of soaps, candles, books and locally crafted items round out the selection. Open Monday-Friday noon-6pm, Saturday 10am-1pm, Saturday 10am-1pm. 86 Main Street, 814-363-7025 For the foodie on your list, shop at The Grocery Stretcher for Amish cheeses and specialty meats. They can also make up deli trays for parties and gifting. You’ll enjoy browsing the shelves of this home-owned, hometown, old-fashioned grocery store. Stop in and see what is in the deli case! Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm, Saturday 9am-2 pm. 32 Main Street, 814-368-9394. At Just Riding Along there are bikes for all sizes, ages, and ability. Pete, the owner of the shop, will work with you to find the perfect bike. An avid biker himself, Pete offers quality bikes, biking accessories and apparel for all ages. Why not surprise someone with a gift certificate to Just Riding Along, wrapped with a pair of biking gloves or a helmet? Year-end features special pricing on closeout bikes. Hours are Wednesday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-1pm. Shop is closed Christmas Eve to end of February. 58 Mechanic Street, 814-363-9101. Graham Florist & Gifts offers a delightful selection of seasonal and holiday decorations including boxwood trees and holiday wreaths along with ribbon by the yard. Let their talented floral designer, Candy, create the perfect arrangement for gifting a friend, employee or relative. You can also pre-order arrangements to be delivered in time for the holidays for far away family and friends. Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-4pm. 9 Kennedy Street, 814-368-3186. For the homeowner or home handyman, you’ll want to check out the selection of tools and building supplies available at Bisett Building Center. If you’re unsure of what to gift that special someone, a gift certificate is always well received. For those planning a holiday party, Just Ask Rentals offers seasonal decorations and a wide selection of party supply rentals. Open Monday-Friday 7am-5pm, Saturday 8am-4pm. 142 Davis Street, 814-368-6146. Worth W. Smith Company is an old-fashioned hardware store with knowledgeable staff and a selection of hard-to-find items. Here you can find a wide variety of tools, clothing and gift items. Decorative items for the homeowner are also available in this shop located on 949 E. Main Street, 814-362-5507. A STAR IN THE FORST: THE VILLAGE OF KANE, PA Nestled at the edge of the Allegheny National Forest, the village of Kane is known as the “Star in the Forest.” Here you’ll find family owned shops, a winery, a candy store, a fabric store, a craft distillery and a fabulous stop for foodies - Bell’s Meat & Poultry. Shop and sample award-winning wines at Flickerwood Wine Cellars. White wines, red wines, and blush wines are available for gifting in a beautiful gift box or wine basket. Their specialty wines, which include no artificial flavoring or water: Pear - an amazing all pear wine which was the winner of Best of Show Fruit Wine at the Florida Wine Competition. Cranberry - a sweet and tangy wine full of flavor, and Bruiser - a sweet and delicious blackberry and blueberry blend. Their gift shop also offers a wide variety of wine-themed gift items. Hours are Monday-Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday noon-6pm. Wines can also be ordered and shipped. 309 Flickerwood Road, 814-837-7566, www.flickerwood.com, ArtWorks at the Depot, an artisan co-op shop, offers handcrafted black cherry wooden bowls, decorative table accents, books, handcrafted jewelry, and quality paintings in oil or watercolor along with pen & ink sketches and other esthetic surprises. Open Friday-Saturday 11am-5pm, Sunday noon-1pm during the holidays. 1 South Fraley Street (in the historic Kane Railroad Depot), 814-837-8752. Boots, boots and more boots - from children’s colorful puddle jumpers to high water fishing waders, Field Street Feed & Boots has them in all sizes and colors. Here you can outfit your outdoorsman from a wide selection of waterproof outdoor and seasonal clothing. Sport shoes and work boots are also available; special sizes can be ordered. Turkey calls, fishing rods and supplies, plus a wide selection of other outdoor supplies are available here. Hours are Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-6pm, Saturday 8am-4pm. 14 Field Street, 814-837-2400. The Sweet Shoppe. Their name says it all. Shop here for delicious homemade chocolates, cupcakes, cream-horns, pies, cookies and cakes. You’ll want to treat yourself to a cup of coffee or tea and a homemade treat before you select the goodies to be packaged up for gifting! Hours are Monday-Friday 6:30am-5:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-3pm. 17 Field Street, 814-837-9597. Right across the street is a new gallery, McClard Photography at the Gallery on Field. The walls display a variety of photography printed on metal, canvas, wood and paper. Scenes include the forest, the elk in Benezette, the Allegheny Reservoir, fall foliage, and the Kinzua Sky Walk. Darling packaged note cards priced at only $5, along with a selection of matted prints 4x6 ($10) and 5x7 ($15) make this a great stop for finding a quality gift at a reasonable price. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-3pm. 8 Field Street, 814-558-5792. A myriad of choices in fabric textiles for the quilter, home or professional seamstress are available at Zanadu. A great selection of children’s craft kits offer hours of fun. For the holidays, there are seasonal banners and tree skirts to sew, along with children’s fabric books for the little ones. Open Tuesday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-3pm. 105 North Fraley Street, 814-561-1047. Bell’s Meat & Poultry is a must shop for the foodies on your list. Over 40 varieties of specialty sausages are available, including Korv, a Swedish tradition for the holidays. Specialty foods, home-canned vegetables, fresh meats and cheeses, “Big-foot” jerky, and a wide variety of spices and rubs make a wonderful gift. You can also pre-order a fresh turkey or delicious ham for your own holiday table. 401 North Fraley Street, 814-837-7321. Food items can also be ordered online at www.jackbellmeats.com. Lilies in the Valley Flower & Gift Shoppe is a gift shop and mercantile featuring the creative works of over 35 local vendors. Seasonal decorations and fresh flowers are also available. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. 650 Fraley Street, 814-837-7000. Northwestern Pennsylvania’s first craft distillery, CJ Spirts is located just a few minutes out of town. Here, handcrafted spirits are created turning “grain to glass.” Vodka, rum, gin and whiskey are crafted here in this locally owned distillery. Tours and tastings, bar, table area, and a small retail area make this a fun stop. They can make up gift baskets (their martini basket is a fan favorite). Open Wednesday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. 120 Willow Run Drive, 814-837-1500. SHOP SMALL – SHOP LOCAL IN SMETHPORT Lined with stunning Victorian architecture, the small village of Smethport, which is located along scenic Route 6 in Pennsylvania, offers diverse shops for holiday shopping. Watson’s Hard Knox is a family owned store with a varied selection of antiques and collectibles, along with a wide range of gently used items and custom made wooden items. Open daily 11am-7pm. 18270 Route 6, 814-331-1766. Hand painted lamps, hand crafted baby clothes, blankets and canvas paintings are just a few of the gift items available at The Rose Boutique. Hours are Monday-Saturday 11am-5pm. 111 West Main Street, 814-887-2720. Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy offers seasonal gift and decorative items including the locally manufactured Chef Specialties pepper mills used at some of the finest restaurants in the world. Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 9am-1pm. 313 West Main Street, 814-887-5375. THE VILLAGE OF ELDRED’S SINGULAR SHOPPING DESTINATION The Old Schoolhouse Village Shoppes is a shopping destination. Over 100 vendors and artisans showcase their creations in this 8,000 square foot shop. A restored schoolhouse has been re-invented as a village marketplace with a series of themed gift shops located along a painted cobblestone road. Shops include: Americana Sweetshop, Primitive, Country Splendor, Northwoods Cabin, Farmhouse Kitchen and Shabby Chic. You’ll find newly crafted furniture at fantastic prices such as a country table, large wooden kitchen cabinet, or a simple wooden bench for your porch. Primitive furniture finished in period correct colors, and Shabby Chic cabinets, desks and chairs finished in light colors can be the perfect accent for a friend or for your own house. Repurposed and redesigned period pieces add an element of surprise as you stroll through the different shops. The toy shop offers traditional, fun and educational toys for a wide range of ages. Handcrafted jewelry and a selection of girly items are great for gifting. Open Wednesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. 109 Indian Creek Road, 814-225-2255. PLAN YOUR TRIP The Treasures of the Forest Shopping Trail Map (on the next page) lists the locations and maps out a fun shopping excursion. Gift certificates for a bed & breakfast overnight or a hotel stay are always a thoughtful gift. For a full list of shopping sites, restaurants and lodging in the Allegheny National Forest Region of Pennsylvania, please call 800-473-9370 or go to www.visitANF.com.