The first flakes of winter signal Pennsylvanians to head outside for peaceful cross-country skiing tours, rich ice-fishing traditions, jingle-bell-accompanied sleigh rides and vast snowmobiling adventures.
Hershey celebrates Chocolate-Covered February. Punxsutawney Phil makes his weather prediction atop Gobbler’s Knob, And to winter sports enthusiasts, Pennsylvania looks like a giant welcome mat. Of course, you may need to brush off the snow to read it – but that’s part of the fun. Challenging runs and outstanding snowmaking capabilities at resorts in the Pocono Mountains and Western Pennsylvania ensure that skiers, snowboarders and tubers can hit the slopes all season long.
And there’s plenty of other reasons why PA is a hot spot when the mercury drops. Winter’s made for sipping hot cups of cocoa in the city, sitting by a roaring fireplace at one of our fabulous bed & breakfasts or exploring an impressive museum collection.
Pennsylvania is also home to Indiana, the Christmas Tree Capital of the World; the Jimmy Stewart Museum, where you can relive the legacy of “It’s a Wonderful Life”; and Bethlehem, Christmas City, where tradition reigns, and visitors can find peace, if not on Earth, at least in this mountainside hamlet.