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What are the Winter Outings?

FREE EVENTS –  Family FUN!       

• 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 may be set for ski events, if conditions allow.

Check back for more information on the series and updates. 

Winter Trail and Ice Reports

Is winter over or will late winter bring significant snowfall?

Check out Step Outdoors Facebook for periodic trail conditions and ski track alerts.



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Weekly Events

Thursday Night Group Running Series

Thursdays All Winter – Tyoga Running Club Thursday Night Run

6PM-7PM – Wellsboro – Packer Park Lot

Sponsor(s): Tyoga Running Club

Come on out for a group run. Multiple pace groups for almost any ability level. Yes – it’s dark, so bring a headlamp / lights. Yes, the group runs in almost any conditions. Distances vary. Look up the club on Facebook for more info.

FMI: Tyoga Running Club Facebook




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More Details MAY be added, so check back through the season!


Thursdays All Winter – Thursday Night Run

6PM-7PM – Wellsboro – See TRC Facebook Page

Come on out for a group run. Multiple pace groups for almost any ability level. Yes – it’s dark, so bring a headlamp / lights and the group runs in almost any weather condition. Distances & meeting location may vary. Search Tyoga Running Club on Facebook for more info.


Wednesday February 21 - Hybrid Introduction to Cross Country Skiing Program (Registration required)**

6:30PM-8PM - Online with in-person to follow

Are you interested in learning a new way to experience Pennsylvania’s outdoor resources in the winter?

Cross Country Skiing can be a fun way to get outdoors and explore everything wintertime in PA has to offer.

Join Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Forestry, State Parks, and partners for a FREE hybrid (part virtual and part in-person) Introduction to Cross Country Skiing Program.

The classroom portion of this program will take place virtually, from the comfort of your own home. Participants who attend the virtual component will be invited to register for all scheduled in-person cross country skiing programs.

In-person programs will be capped at 15 participants. In-person programs will take place in either Susquehannock or Tioga State forests depending on trail conditions. Cross Country Ski gear (ski boots, poles, and skis) will be provided or bring your own!

This program will introduce you to – PA DCNR, the history of cross country skiing, cross country skiing and how to get started, safety, techniques, and additional resources to continue your adventure. 

Pre-registration is required in order to receive program links and invites. Please register through the following link: DCNR Event Registration ( Questions please contact Cody Whipple at


Friday February 23 – Full Moon Snowshoe (registration required) **

7 PM - 8 PM – Cherry Springs State Park –Parking Area

Take a moonlit evening stroll along crisp, wintery landscape. Join the park educator for a 1.5 mile walk along level ground in the night sky public viewing area. Snowshoes will be available as conditions allow.

Learn about winter constellations and folklore along the way with a laser-guided tour of the night sky. Telescopes available if conditions are favorable. 

FREE program for kids and adults alike. Just wear sturdy winter boots and warm clothes.  

Pre-registration is required by Wednesday 2/21 at 10 PM to relay info about the weather. 

Register now!


Thursday February 29 - VIRTUAL Pine Creek Paddle! (Registration Required!) **

6:30PM-8PM - Online only

Join staff from Tioga & Tiadaghton State Forests for a virtual float trip down Pine Creek! This virtual tour will guide and introduce you to the resource and how to go about planning a trip. Topics covered will include history and current status, regulations and safety equipment/ procedures, “put-in” and “take-out” points along the waterway, resources to help plan trips, noteworthy features of the waterway, and what to experience along the way.


Registration required to receive the link.

Contact Vinny Curtis at with any questions.


Saturday March 2 – Orchard Pruning (registration required) **

10AM-12PM – Tioga State Forest – Cavanaugh Access

Join Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Forestry for a FREE Introduction to Orchard Pruning demonstration.

This in-person program is being offered at the Cavanaugh Access Area on Pine Creek Rail Trail off marsh creek road Wellsboro, PA from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 2nd.

Learn the basic techniques of apple tree pruning to enhance health, form, and fruit production. Hands-on experience will be available to those participants willing to put what they learn to practice!  Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the Cavanaugh property and nature trail.

Demonstration will be held rain or shine. 

Dress for the weather (layers recommended) and bring water.

Pre-registration is required in order to receive updates and additional resources.

Register through this link:

Questions please contact Cody Whipple at


Saturday March 9: Waterfowl Watch

10AM – 11:30AM – Sinnemahoning State Park – Park Office & Wildlife Center

Check back for details.


Saturday March 9 – Winter Adventure Hike

1PM-3PM – Lyman Run State Park – Day use parking

Take this great opportunity to get outside in the colder months and see the winter beauty at Lyman Run. Be prepared with good hiking boots, hiking poles/sticks, and water. A limited number of traction aides or snowshoes will be available to borrow if conditions require. No pre-registration required.


Sunday March 10 – Pennsylvania’s Birthday

10AM-4PM – PA Lumber Museum – Free Admission

Most PA Trails of History sites are free to the public to celebrate the charter issued to William Penn by King Charles II in 1681! The PA Lumber Museum will be offering guided tours along with a cooking demonstration and tasting in the lumber camp kitchen.


Saturday & Sunday March 16-17 – Maple Open House Weekend

See for times and locations


Saturday March 23: Waterfowl Watch

10AM – 11:30AM – Sinnemahoning State Park – Park Office & Wildlife Center

Check back for details.


Saturday March 30: Woodcock Watch

7:30PM – 8:30PM – Sinnemahoning State Park – Park Office & Wildlife Center

Check back for details.


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