Does the park you want to visit have enough snow for cross country skiing or snowmobiling? Check conditions ONLINE before you go. See information below:
Winter Report: To find out if your favorite PA State Park has favorable conditions for winter activities, please check the State Parks Winter Report at http://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/WinterReport/Pages/default.aspx. The Pennsylvania state parks Winter Report allows winter outdoor recreation enthusiasts to monitor snow and ice conditions with state parks. The Winter Report is updated weekly (at a minimum) by state parks during the winter season. The report lists the ice thickness and what ice activities are available at that park. Sometimes a park can have ice, but if it is not thick enough, then the activities are not available. The report also lists the snow depth and what snow activities are available at that park. Sometimes a park can have snow, but if it is not deep enough, then the activities are not available. This easy-to-use website allows you to search either by park or by specific winter recreation activity.
Snowmobile Information: When snow conditions allow, snowmobile riding is permitted on designated trails and joint-use roads on DCNR lands. The public can access maps and trail conditions through the DCNR web page at http://www.apps.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/snowmobile/snowindex.aspx. To see information on current trail conditions by county, just scroll down. For trail maps, click on the icon of the specific map you need. Trail information will be updated by 12:00 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the snowmobile riding season. The snowmobile trail conditions can also be access by telephone, toll free, at 1-877-766-6253.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
We have a real winter this year! Find some time to explore the great white outdoors.