|Nordic Skiing: Trail blazers can find at
least five different paths inside the
Allegheny National Forest far away from
civilization. It's do-it-yourself grooming
around here. Beginners should check
out Chapman State Park in Clarendon
where grooming is done. The Forestry
Service keeps track of snow conditions
for us and has some maps.
Art Roscoe Ski Touring
|Winter in northwestern Pennsylvania
|Camping in the middle of Winter ?
Nature is open 24 hours a day seven days a
week, 12 months a year and so is primitive
camping in the Allegheny National Forest.
Here's a quick guide to what you can find with
or without a recreational vehicle.
But you don't have to rough it! Check out the
commercial campground sponsor for the
Winterfest -- Whispering Winds. They have
hook-ups, camp sites, and a games room. They
welcome campers ALL YEAR in nearby
Sheffield, the heart of the Alleghenies.
Some say this is the best way to
see the woods. Read a
first-person account here. or
consult this Trail Guide
|Winterfest 2015 in PENNSYLVANIA 13,000
people can't be wrong!
That's how many attended last year's event and
celebration at Chapman Park in Clarendon. Learn how
to use snowshoes, ski cross-country, or fish through the
ice safely, all for free. Get details here.
|PHOTO OF THE WEEK
last week's PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Map of the northern Alleghenies
Directions from Pittsburgh.
(the "back Way")
|Ice Skating and Hockey
A fine indoor rink is available
year-round nearby from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. for just $4, including skate rental,
at Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena
|Ice Fishing: Kinzua Dam has
some of the biggest fish anywhere,
especially in winter. Read about big
fish excitement on the lake. Learn
how to do it at Winterfest!
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