NWPA Outdoors

Warren County Winterfest On January 16th – 18th is the Largest Winter Celebration in the Pennsylvania Wilds Region!

   January 7, 2015 1:26 pm

With everything from sled dog races to snow sculpting Warren County’s Winterfest at Chapman State Park has it all! There is also ice skating, geocaching, a quadrathalon, fishing contest, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, winter trail exploring, and open sledding. There are races for snowboarders, sleds, toboggans, and inner tubes. Warren County’s Winterfest will also feature…

National Wild Turkey Federation Chapter Banquet Jan. 17

   January 7, 2015 10:57 am

Nick’s Place in Edinboro will host the Wilhelm Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s 27th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet on January 17th. The NWTF is a national non-profit organization leading North America in upland wildlife habitat conservation. The NWTF’s fundraisers have provided locally for habitat conservation and improvement, scholarships, National Archery in the Schools…

Oil Creek State Park’s Winterfest Introduces Cross Country Skiing

   January 5, 2015 9:00 pm

  Oil Creek State Park will celebrate Winterfest on January 17th from 10:30am to 3:30pm. Winterfest will feature an introductory cross country skiing program designed to get people involved in this fun winter activity. Skiing lessons and Cross Country skiing equipment will be available to Winterfest ski program participants. The cost of the program is…

Briar and Eric’s Allegheny River Brown Trout

   January 5, 2015 10:44 am

Briar Nystrom has become obsessed with catching big trout from the Allegheny River. He uses his own hand tied fly pattern he calls “Fooled by Temptation”. Briar and fellow angler Eric McClellan caught these beautiful brown trout from the Special Regulations section of the Allegheny River during the last week of December. From Labor Day…

National Winter Trails Day at Presque Isle

   January 4, 2015 10:30 am

January 10th is National Winter Trails Day. National Winter Trails Day is celebrated in order to get people interested in snow sports. Demonstrations and guided events are set up to encourage people to get outdoors and be active this time of the year. “Winter is no time to hibernate when there is plenty to do…

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

   January 2, 2015 12:21 pm

Many area ski resorts and retailers have programs and special events planned for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month features designated times when venues in 34 states have special “learn to” programs for those who want to learn how to ski or snowboard. Holiday Valley, located in nearby Ellicotville,…

December Deer of the Month winner: Dave Miniger, Erie

   January 1, 2015 8:38 am

Congratulations to Dave Miniger, of Erie, whose 10-point is the winner of the December NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month. Miniger shot his trophy Oct. 24 with his recurve bow while hunting on state game lands. Miniger’s deer photo was one of 17 entered in the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest for December. Public voting for the…

New Year’s Eve Kid’s Hike and First Day Hikes at Presque Isle State Park and Pymatuning State Park

   December 29, 2014 3:31 pm

Presque Isle and Pymatuning State Parks will host free guided hiking events in participation with America’s State Park First Day Hike initiative on  New Year’s Day. DCNR Secretary Ellen Feretti said, ” For the fourth consecutive year, First Day Hikes offer a great cure for cabin fever and a chance to burn off those holiday…

Deer of the Day, Dec. 29: Don Tombaugh’s 10-point

   December 29, 2014 12:50 pm

Don Tombaugh, of Erie, shot a 10-point Dec. 1 in Elk County. It was the biggest deer of this 46-year hunting career. You can share your trophy photo in the NWPA Outdoors Hunting & Fishing gallery for your chance at being featured in Deer of the Day. Or enter the NWPA Outdoors Deer of the Month and Year Contest when it…

Wintergreen Gorge

   December 28, 2014 2:23 pm

Wintergreen Gorge is an almost 4,000 foot long canyon located in Harborcreek Township, Erie County. The deepest section of the gorge falls 250 feet from the top of a cliff called Devil’s Backbone. Wintergreen Gorge was formed by Fourmile Creek at the end of the Ice Age(about 11,000 years ago) and carves through layers of…