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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 will be set for all ski events if conditions allow.

Check back for more information on the series, updates, and trail conditions. 

Winter Trail and Ice Reports

Looks like the groundhog was right this time - spring came a bit early. Most snow and ice are clear, but trails are still wet and muddy as you might expect this time of year.

Updated Mar 11, 2020

Additional updates on conditions may be posted to the Step Outdoors Facebook




Saturday March 14 – Intro to Night Sky Photography

4:30PM-6:30PM – PA Lumber Museum

Join PA Wilds Juried Artisan and Photographer, Curt Weinhold, for a presentation and discussion about the equipment and knowledge you need to get started taking pictures of the night sky. Plan to go outside following the program if the weather cooperates.


Saturday & Sunday March 21-22 – Maple Open House Weekend

See for times and locations


Friday March 27 – Owl Prowl

6:45PM-7:45PM – Lyman Run State Park – Schott Pavilion

Join the Environmental Education Specialist as we soar through the night and learn about our feathered friends, owls! After talking about what makes owls special, join us on a short walk where we will play owl calls hoping to get a call back. Dress accordingly for the weather as we will be outside for the duration of this program. If bringing a flashlight, make sure it is red or grab some cellophane when you get here to cover white lights. Dave Hauber may be joining us on this walk. He has been banding Saw Whet owls in the area for over 30 years!


Saturday March 28 – Winter Adventure Hike

9AM-11AM – 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.Leader(s): Chip Harrison, John Halter


Saturday March 28 – Cross Fork Outdoor Show

9AM-3PM – Cross Fork – Kettle Creek Hose Co.

Includes a variety of vendors, food and a nationally-sanctioned turkey calling contest.


Watch for the 2021 outing series details coming in December 2020.

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