IN THE PARKS
Elk Country Visitor Center, Benezette
Feb. 15 – Loyal in Love, 1-2 p.m.
Hills Creek State Park, Wellsboro
Feb. 19 – Skate Night/Sledding Hill, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Also includes a bonfire and hot chocolate.
R.B. Winter State Park, Mifflinburg
Feb. 9 – Snowfest, noon-4 p.m. Break out of the winter doldrums and experience winter adventures such as snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating, a 3.5-mile race, ice fishing skills, snowmobiling and broom ball. Enjoy demonstrations, crafts, stories for kids and an annual silent auction to benefit Pennsylvania state parks. Some events are weather dependent and a fee applies for the use of equipment provided by vendors. No registration is required.
Feb. 12 – Cross-Country Skiing Basics and Nature Ramble, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee charged for ski rental. Registration required. At least 10 registrants needed.
Feb. 14 – Annual Great Backyard Bird Count, 9-11:30 a.m. Includes a one-hour walk.
Sinnemahoning State Park, Cameron County
Feb. 15 – Cross-Country Skiing Basics, 10 a.m.-noon. Register by Feb. 13. All equipment, including skis, poles and boots, plus instruction will be provided.
Wednesdays to Saturdays through March – Winter Get Outdoors Loaner Program, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.