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Thursday, February 20, 2020


Winter Outings continue on Saturday, Feb. 22 in Tioga and Potter counties with programs at Sinnemahoning and Lyman Run State Parks and the Canyon Sled Dog Challenge on the Pine Creek Rail Trail near Wellsboro.

Canyon Sled Dog Challenge is Saturday, Feb. 22
The Canyon Sled Dog Challenge is part of the Winter Outing series but a full press release about the challenge has been sent to you in a separate email describing what happens when and where if conditions allow the challenge to be held and what happens when and where if the challenge cannot be held.

Free Lyman Run Winter Adventure Hike or Snowshoe Hike is Saturday, Feb. 22
At 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 leave from the pavilion at Lyman Run State Park (GPS address: 454 Lyman Run Road, Galeton, PA 16922) to go on an easy, 1.8-mile out-and-back hike with outdoorsmen Chip Harrison and John Halter. It's free. With enough snow, it will be a snowshoe hike. Those who own snowshoes should bring them; a limited number will be provided free. Hikers or snowshoers will travel on a level, old grade road to a birch still and to a flagstone quarry. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring snacks and water. Park in the pavilion parking lot. This hike may be cancelled due to trail conditions. FMI: (570) 439-1826, 1-814-435-5010 or visit

Preregister by Feb. 20 for Free Snowshoeing Basics on Saturday, Feb. 22
Preregister by Thursday, Feb. 20 for Snowshoeing Basics. It' s free. Provided for youth and adults will be snowshoes and trekking poles, or registrants can bring their own. Join experienced snowshoer Kimberly Lott on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Sinnemahoning State Park Office & Wildlife Center at 4843 Park Drive, Austin in Potter County. The program will begin indoors in the Wildlife Center classroom with an introduction to snowshoeing equipment and styles, followed by a guided practice instruction on level ground and then a short excursion on the trail. After the program, participants will be encouraged to explore the park on their own. If snow depth is insufficient for snowshoeing, the indoor program and overview of snowshoe equipment and techniques will be held indoors from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by a two- to three-mile nature hike from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register online through the DCNR Calendar of Events. FMI: Call the park office at 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk or email

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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