Pymatuning State Park is taking part in Winter Trails Day Jan. 7. If you ever wanted to try snowshoeing before investing in equipment, this event is for you.
Pymatuning will have an Almost Full Moon Snowshoe Walk starting at 5 p.m. A limited number of snowshoes are available to borrow free of charge; those who own snowshoes are invited as well. You’ll walk a short trail in the 21,122-acre park to search for animal tracks, listen for owls and discuss winter ecology. To register, call the park office at (724) 932-3142.
A few sites in western New York also are taking part .
On Jan. 21, Moraine State Park’s second annual Winterfest runs from 1-4 p.m. from McDanel’s Launch on the North Shore. Try ice skating (weather allowing), snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and hiking at the 16,725-acre park. Ice sculpture and dog sledding demos also are planned. There also will be crafts, a chili cookoff, and hot food available. If the weather cooperates, there will be snowshoes and cross country skis available to borrow for use on the Butterfly Trail.
For information call (724) 368-9185 or visit www.morainepreservationfund.org.