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10 Winter Fun Activities in NEPA

A little snow and cold temps just aren’t enough to keep us from heading out for some classic NEPA winter fun. Check out these 10 awesome cold weather activities.

  • 1. Snow Tubing

    Bundle up the kids and enjoy some of the largest snowtubing parks in the country. Most of NEPA’s popular ski resorts offer tubing throughout the entire ski season.

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  • 2. Snowboarding

    Grab your board and shred down the slopes at all 8 NEPA ski resorts: Big Boulder Ski Resort, Blue Mountain Resort, Camelback Resort, Elk Mountain, Jack Frost Ski Resort, Montage Mountain Resorts, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area and Ski Big Bear.

  • 3. Skiing

    NEPA’s got over 200 slopes and trails. See if you can hit them all at these awesome ski resorts: Big Boulder Ski Resort, Blue Mountain Resort, Camelback Resort, Elk Mountain, Jack Frost Ski Resort, Montage Mountain Resorts, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area and Ski Big Bear.

  • 4. Sledding

    Free winter fun can be found around just about every corner in NEPA. All you need is a couple of trusty sleds and some fresh snow. Whether it’s a popular neighborhood hill or a mammoth run at a state park, you’ll find classic sledding all over NEPA.

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  • 5. Ice Skating & Hockey

    Dig out the old skates and hockey gear for hours of chilly fun at local outdoor rinks and state parks throughout NEPA. Always be sure to check with park officials about ice conditions on lakes and ponds.

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  • 6. Snowmobiling

    Experience over 200 miles of meticulously-maintained snowmobile/ATV trails in Wayne and Susquehanna counties. All snowmobiles, ATVs and UTVs utilizing the trail system must be registered with NEPA Sno & ATV Trails.

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  • 7. Hiking

    Nothing restores the soul quite like a snowy, winter hike in the quiet woods. Head to NEPA’s local, state and national parks for stunning views, a little peace and quiet and maybe a peek at some brave winter wildlife.

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  • 8. Polar Plunging

    If you’re brave enough, take a frosty plunge in the icy waters of a NEPA lake. Every winter, a handful of NEPA organizations challenge residents to take a chilly dip to benefit great local causes.

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  • 9. Snowshoeing

    A few inches of snow on the ground, doesn’t mean you can’t hit the trails. Take on NEPA’s frozen wilderness with a pair of snowshoes. The region’s abundance of state parks and rail trails make for perfect snowshoe adventures.

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  • 10. Horse Carriage Rides

    As the snow falls, there’s no better way to experience the natural beauty of NEPA than with a horse-drawn carriage ride in the mountains. See it all from rolling hills and open pastures to snow-covered forests.

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