If you can’t find an outdoors-related event to take part in at Presque Isle State Park in February, you’re not trying:
Feb. 8 — Presque Isle After Dark. Hike 1.5 miles on Long Pond Trail with a naturalist. Meet at the East Pier parking lot at 7 p.m. for the 90-minute hike. All ages are invited; there is no fee or registration. For information, call Ray Bierbower at (814) 833-0793.
Feb. 12 – After Dark Ski. Bring your own cross country skiing equipment and explore the trails from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Meet at the lighthouse parking area. There is no fee, but registration is required. Call the park office at (814) 833-7424.
Feb. 16 — Winter Recreation Day. Try a variety of winter recreational activities, depending on the weather. A snowshoe hike and cross country ski are on the agenda, as is ice fishing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Equipment will be available to borrow, or rent ski equipment. Registration is not required. Meet at the Rotary Pavilion for all activities. For information, call Bierbower at (814) 833-7424.
Feb. 22 — Evening Campfire Talk: Fish. Meet inside the Rotary Pavilion for an indoor campfire and a talk about the history of Lake Erie fishing. Cost is $2 per person, hot beverages included. Registration is required; call Emily Hauser at (814) 217-9638.
Feb. 23 — All Washed Up. Learn about mysterious items found on Presque Isle’s beaches from 10 a.m. to noon and have your finds evaluated by Scott McKenzie of the Mercyhurst University Archaeological Institute. At 1 p.m., join in a 90-minute fossil ID walk. There is no fee or registration; attend one or both parts of the program. For information, call Brian Gula at (814) 217-9632.