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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Winter Outings Continue on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7, 8 & 9

Winter Outings continue in Tioga and Potter counties with programs at Sinnemahoning and Hills Creek State Parks.

Winter Women in the Wilds is Feb. 7-9
Thirty-two women have registered to attend Winter Women in the Wilds from 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 through 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Sinnemahoning State Park Wildlife Center at 4843 Park Drive in Austin, Potter County, Pa. Offered are classes on cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, winter bird identification, fire starting, open hearth cooking and more. Covered in the $70 per registrant fee are three catered meals and a choice of up to six classes. Leader is Kim Lott. For more information, call the park office at 1-814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk or email

Free Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe Mini-Clinics are Saturday, Feb. 8
On Saturday, Feb. 8, arrive any time between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the beach parking area at Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 to participate in a short, free mini-clinic to learn the basics on selecting and using cross-country skis and snowshoes. Immediately following a clinic, participants can test their skills on the park's trails and groomed track if conditions permit. Almost all sizes of equipment for adults and youth will be provided free to use during the mini-clinic and in the park. Those who have cross-country skis and/or snowshoes are encouraged to bring them. If the mini-clinics cannot be held due to insufficient snow, email to set up another date and time to learn about skis and/or snowshoes. If the ice on Hills Creek Lake is thick enough, Ice skates will be available for youth and adults to use free. If there is sufficient snow on Sledding Hill, a limited number of sleds and tubes will be provided. Those who have their own ice skates and sleds are encouraged to bring them. Dress in layers for the weather. For snow and ice conditions, call the park office at 570-724-4246 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

To learn more about all Winter Outings events, most of which are free, or for updates on trail conditions, directions and more, visit or call 570-724-0300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Snow and ice updates are also posted on Facebook at Step Outdoors Tioga County PA.

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