NWPA Outdoors

Jamestown Audubon’s Snowflake Festival will be held February 7

   January 25, 2015 10:46 am

The Jamestown Audubon’s Snowflake Festival will feature events such as snowshoeing, dog sled races, and animal programs featuring live birds of prey. This family friendly event will also feature vendors, food, and exhibits. See what’s happening in the winter world with naturalist guided hikes or while on a horse drawn sleigh ride. The cost for…

Beast of the East Musky Fly Fishing Challenge scheduled for April 10 and 11

   January 24, 2015 12:10 pm

Muskies Inc. Chapter 64 will present the Beast of the East Musky Fly Fishing Challenge on roughly 50 miles of the Allegheny River from the Kinzua Dam to Tionesta in NWPA. This fly gear only tournament is scheduled for April 10 and 11, 2015. The Nittany Valley Musky Alliance, Muskies Inc. Chapter 64 is a…

State Game Lands User Permit Proposal Put On Hold

   January 23, 2015 5:54 am

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has put the State Game Lands User Permit proposal on hold. The State Game Lands User Permit would require anyone without a valid hunting or furtakers’s license to obtain a free permit to use Pennsylvania State Game Lands. The proposal would also restrict hikers’ use of game lands to Sundays by…

Evergreen Outfitters Snowshoe Hikes set to begin Saturday, Jan. 24

   January 22, 2015 7:46 pm

Evergreen Outfitters, located in Ashville New York,  is beginning their snowshoe hiking events on Saturday, January 24, 2015.  Participants will meet at Evergreen Outfitters at 10am and carpool to the trailhead of the first snowshoe hike. The cost for each snowshoe hiking event is $15 per person or $5 for hikers with their own gear….

New Year’s Eve Resolution Walk Series Continues Thursday Nights at Presque Isle

   January 21, 2015 9:12 pm

The New Year’s Resolution Walk Series will continue every Thursday night at Presque Isle State Park until March 26, 2015. These 3 mile interpretive walks are from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm. Participants will meet at the Park Ranger Station for the events which are free and open to the public. For more information on…

Pymatuning Lake Association Ice Fishing Tournament February 14, 2015

   January 20, 2015 9:10 am

The Pymatuning Lake Association Ice Fishing Tournament is scheduled for February 14, 2015 from 7am until 2:30pm. The entry fee is $20 per person (includes meal ticket) or $30 if registering the day of the tournament. There will be cash prizes for longest walleye, crappie, and perch. The prizes are $350 for longest walleye, $250…

Delta Waterfowl’s French Creek Chapter Banquet is Jan. 31

   January 19, 2015 8:09 am

Delta Waterfowl is a leading waterfowl conservation organization dedicated to improving duck hunting and the future of the sport. The organization has a rich history of waterfowl research and wetland conservation. Delta Waterfowl is also innovative in their approaches to waterfowl conservation and duck production. Delta Waterfowl’s French Creek Chapter Banquet will take place at…

Region’s Waters Mostly Covered in Ice

   January 17, 2015 9:31 am

Almost 90% of Lake Erie is covered in Ice. Most of the inland lakes and even some flowing waters in NWPA are also covered with ice. These conditions lure many anglers who enjoy ice fishing to our region. It is important to remember ice safety when heading out onto the ice.  The proper thickness is…

Open Fly Tying at Lake Erie Ultimate Angler

   January 16, 2015 12:44 pm

Lake Erie Ultimate Angler will host an open fly tying session Saturday, Jan. 17, from 11:00 am until 2:30 pm. Bring your fly tying equipment and join some of the area’s top fly tyers, as they demonstrate how to tie their favorite flies. Lake Erie Ultimate Angler is located at 3737 West 12th Street, Erie,PA…

Learn to Ski and Snowboard at Peek’n Peak

   January 16, 2015 10:41 am

Learning a winter sport is a great way to enjoy the outdoors during colder months. Skiing and snowboarding are exhilarating winter sports.  Peek’n Peak ski resort is offering buy one get one free beginner packages through the month of January. The Peek’n Peak ski resort is located about 30 minutes east of Erie near Findley…