About Punxsutawney

A charming Pennsylvania small town.

Punxsutawney is a quintessential Pennsylvania small town, at the crossroads of PA Route 36 and US Route 119, in Jefferson County (1 ½ hours northeast of Pittsburgh). 

With the Mahoning Creek running right through town and as the southwestern gateway into the PA Wilds and the Great Outdoors, Punxsutawney is surrounded by natural beauty and resources that make it the perfect spot for a visitor or resident to find an easy-going lifestyle.  

Downtown Punxsutawney

Downtown Punxsutawney is a clean, beautiful, and has a business district where generational businesses are locally grown and locally proud. It is an historic downtown that celebrates its late Victorian and Romanesque Revival architectural styles in local buildings. 

The town comes alive when celebrating the arts, culture and heritage through community-wide events and activities.

The Groundhog Day Tradition

Known for its long-standing celebration of Groundhog Day on February 2nd, Punxsutawney’s most famous resident, Punxsutawney Phil, has been predicting an early spring or six more weeks of winter for the rest of the country since the late 1880’s.  Visit on Groundhog Day or enjoy year-round festivities to experience the unique and storied history of Punxsutawney. 

Year-Round Activities

Take a boat out or go fishing on Cloe Lake, hike, bike or cross-country ski along the Mahoning Shadow Trail, kayak down the Mahoning Creek, or explore the surrounding natural habitats. Relax afterward at local wineries or enjoy a leisurely game of golf.  Punxsutawney offers a variety of outdoor recreational options for adventurers of all ages.

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