The calendar may say winter still is weeks away, but Pennsylvania’s state forest and park systems again are rolling out the welcome mat for visitors intent on enjoying cold-weather outdoor fun.
“Winter has made an early entry across the state and as temperatures drop and snow and ice begin to accumulate, our state forests and parks extend an invitation to head for woodlands, lakes and trails,” said Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti. “There’s a new world of fun and adventure awaiting the outdoors enthusiast.
“We are hoping families seek out a sledding hill at a nearby state park or stroll on a forest trail and enjoy the beauty and peace winter landscapes offer,” Ferretti said. “For others, snowmobile and ATV trails soon will be opening, and hunters and anglers will be heading to our state forests and parks for late-season hunting and ice fishing.”A list of just a few of the special activities in State Parks and Forests is available online.