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Thursday, February 1, 2018

SNOW-MOBILITY WEEKEND IS FEB. 9-11

 

 On Saturday, Feb. 10, at 9 a.m., Curt Weinhold will lead a cross-country ski excursion on mostly downhill cross-country ski trails on Denton Hill to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum at 5660 Route 6 in Ulysses Township. Shown are cross-country skiers on museum property.

PRESS RELEASE: The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is hosting Snow-Mobility Weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9, 10 and 11 from 9 .m. to 5 p.m. each day. The museum is 10 miles west of Galeton and 10 miles east of Coudersport at 5660 Route 6 in Ulysses Township.

For this weekend only, if there is enough snow, the museum will work with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to create a special 5-mile route for snowmobilers that starts at Thompson Road, south of Route 6 in the Susquehannock State Forest and ends on museum property. Way-finding signs and instructions will be placed along the route. Snowmobilers are urged to use extreme caution and watch for oncoming traffic when crossing Route 6 to get to the museum.

On Saturday, Feb. 10, Curt Weinhold, a museum board member, will lead a free, 4.5-mile cross-country skiing excursion. It will begin promptly at 9 a.m. at the trailhead near the DCNR Bureau of Forestry District 15 Office located at the top of Denton Hill (GPS address: 3150 2nd Street, Coudersport). Interested skiers should meet at the District 15 office at 8:45 a.m. The mostly downhill route will include Denton Hill cross-country ski trails and end at the museum.

Between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Feb. 9, 10 and 11, the museum will show a variety of documentary films on a continuous basis for free. Among the documentaries are: “The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps), A Peaceful Revolution;” “The Last Raft, a Story of Courage and Tragedy on the Susquehanna;” “Gifford Pinchot’s Conservation Legacy;” “Mira Lloyd Dock: A Beautiful Crusade;” “Straight Talk: the Ralph Abele Story;” “Voices of Pine Creek: An Oral History (Vols. 1 & 2)” and “America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment."

All visitors, including snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, are welcome to warm up in the museum with free hot beverages available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day. On Saturday only between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. will be an all-you-can-eat pancake brunch for $8 per person with all proceeds to benefit the museum and its educational programs. The brunch also includes two sausage patties and a choice of coffee, tea or cocoa.

Regular admission rates apply for entry into museum exhibits but there is no cost to enter for food purchases or to see the documentaries. Admission rates are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors 65 and older and $5 for youth ages 3 to 11.

For more information or to verify snow conditions, call the museum at 1-814-435-2652.

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