More FREE Winter Outings!

Tim Morey invites you to these free Winterfest events!

by Tim Morey

Step Outdoors

This is where health meets adventure! Come join the fun at Winterfest on Saturday, January 17th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Hills Creek State Park, 111 Spillway Lane in Wellsboro, PA. Winterfest is part of the Winter Outings Series which consists of lots of free family fun throughout January and February.

Winterfest activities include Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Ice Skating, Sledding and Tubing, Kids Crafts, Interpretive Displays, Guided Hikes and Snowshoe Excursions, Educational Programs, Hot Chocolate and Hot Dogs.

Skis, snowshoes, sleds and skates will be provided in limited quantities or you can bring your own. It’s fun for the entire family. Most equipment provided by Wellsboro Parks and Recreation of Pennsylvania State Parks. So, come and STEP OUTDOORS for wintry fun. Note: Limited snow or ice may cancel or alter some events. Watch the Hills Creek State Park Facebook Page or call the park if conditions are questionable. Hills Creek Office: 570-724-4246

What are the Winter Outings?

They are FREE EVENTS and fun for the entire family.

• Limited equipment is available to use free of charge.

• All ages are welcome with adult supervision (unless otherwise stated).

• Most activities are for beginners and make it easy to try something new.

• Limited snow cover may alter the events, but when possible, an alternative program will be offered.

• XC ski track will be set for all ski events if conditions allow.


Friday January 16 – Community Climbing Night

4PM-9PM– Mansfield University – Kelchner Fitness Center
Open climbing for all levels. All gear provided.
FREE and open to the public- this event waives the normal fees for this activity.
Saturday January 17 – Winterfest

10AM-3PM – Hills Creek State Park – Beach Parking Area
Saturday January 24 – Snowshoe / Hike

9am-1pm – Tioga State Forest – Darling Run Parking Area
Saturday January 31 – Ice-O-Rama

10AM-2PM – Lyman Run State Park – Day Use Area
Wednesday January 28 –Ice Skate Night / Sledding Hill

6PM-7:30PM – Hills Creek State Park – Beach Parking
Sunday February 1 – XC Ski & Ice Skate Afternoon

1PM-4PM – Hills Creek State Park – Beach Parking Area
Friday February 6 – Night Skies at First Friday

5PM-8PM – The Deane Center – Lobby
Sunday February 8 – Snowshoe Hike

1PM-3PM – Ives Run Recreation Area Stephenhouse Shelter
Sunday February 8 – Kayak Club Open House
5:30PM-8:30PM– Mansfield University, Decker Pool
Friday February 13 – Ice Fishing in Tioga County

6PM-7:30PM – Ives Run Recreation Area – Visitor Information Center
Sunday February 15 – XC Ski & Ice Skate Afternoon

1PM-4PM – Hills Creek State Park – Beach Parking Area
Saturday February 21 –XC Ski / Snowshoe

9AM-Noon – Mill Cove – Main Pavilion
Saturday February 21 – Eagle Talk / Watch

2-4PM – Ives Run Recreation Area – Ives Run Visitor Information Center
Saturday February 28 –XC Ski / Snowshoe / Sledding Hill

9AM-Noon – Nessmuk Recreation Area – Parking Area
Sunday March 1 – Mt. Tom Challenge

9AM-Noon – Mt. Tom Trails – Darling Run Parking Area

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