Friday, January 13, 2017

Winter Season Ideas for Getting Outdoors for Fun and Exercise

Cook Forest State Park, the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region is a perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Here are some winter season ideas.

Marienville Winterfest
Venture to the Snowmobile Capital of Pennsylvania - Marienville, Pennsylvania!  Food, raffles, bingo, chili cook-off, children's games, Chinese Auction, scavenger hunt, snow sculptures, snowmobile torch-light parade, sky lanterns to heaven.   
For more information call (814) 927-8218, email or visit

Cook Forest Hike
Please join Venture Outdoors program leaders at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom for a challenging hike along Cook Forest trails.  Program sponsored by Venture Outdoors.
To register or for more information call (412) 255-0564.

Cross Country Ski Cook Forest at Night Log Cabin Inn-Swinging Bridge
Please bring your cross country skis and headlamps and meet at the Log Cabin Inn Environmental Learning Classroom for a candlelit evening interpretive cross country ski trip within the picturesque Tom’s Run Valley.  Learn how to identify animal tracks in the snow as you ski within the old growth forest at the base of the Forest Cathedral, National Natural Landmark.  If snow conditions aren’t good, we’ll snowshoe or hike instead. Hot chocolate and a luke-warm cabin will be available to warm us up!

For more information call (814) 744-8407, email or visit

Celebrate Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney!
Each February 2nd, thousands of people gather from all over the world to witness the world-famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, announce his prediction how soon to expect spring!

See the Sawdust Fly!

The historic town of Ridgway welcomes hundreds of chainsaw carvers and thousands of spectators to the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous. Carvers showcase their talents creating amazing works of art from a simple log

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