CLEARFIELD – Visit Clearfield County (VCC), the county’s tourism promotion agency, has announced that it will kick off the Lumberjack Tasting Trail on July 1.
The trail will consist of 15 locations throughout Clearfield, Jefferson and Elk counties, according to VCC Assistant Director Sue Swales Vitullo.
She said people can participate in the “tasting trail” free of charge, and passports can be obtained at each of the participating businesses.
According to Swales Vitullo, participating businesses include:
- Angel Walk Winery;
- Bee Kind Winery;
- Benezette Winery;
- Blackbird Distillery;
- Boxcar Brew Works;
- Chicken Hill Distillery;
- Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub;
- Laurel Mountain Winery;
- Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery;
- Straub Beer;
- Triple Nickle Distillery;
- Two Birch Winery;
- Uncle D’s Sassy Glass Winery;
- Wapiti Ridge Wine Cellars; and
- The Winery at Wilcox, DuBois Mall.
Passports are also available at the VCC office, at 208 Plaza Dr., Clearfield, as well as at the Launchbox office, at 2 E. Long Ave., DuBois. Or they can be printed from the VCC Web site.
“We wanted to create a fun, new trail to encourage people to get out and about,” Swales Vitullo said, “and to help support small businesses that suffered during the [COVID-19] shutdown.”
She said the trail also honors the area’s lumber heritage and people who fill their passport with stamps from each location can return it to the VCC office for an official tasting trail hat or T-shirt.
“Knotty Ray” of Bigler will also make a lumberjack chainsaw carving that will be placed outside the VCC office. Visitors are encouraged to stop and pose for a picture, she said.
Swales Vitullo said VCC is encouraging people to have a designated driver or to make travel arrangements with a local Uber or Lyft service.