Top 6 Winter Activities

With or without glistening snow, Pennsylvania is a winter wonderland with activities for everyone. From high-adrenaline thrills to relaxing ice boating, there are endless ways to enjoy the winter season throughout the Keystone State.

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1. AIRBOARDING

Montage Mountain Resorts | Scranton

Snow is plentiful at Montage Mountain Resorts, thanks to 200 snow guns! Adventure seekers must try airboarding, the newest snow sport in Pennsylvania — only available at Montage Mountain.

2. SLEDDING

Valley Forge National Historical Park | King of Prussia

The historic hills of Valley Forge National Historical Park might be remembered for the challenges they provided the Continental Army, but they become a competitive hot spot when the grounds turn white. Bring your sled and head to the many hills for a fun day of sledding!

3. DOGSLEDDING

Nemacolin | Farmington

You don’t have to go to Alaska to witness dogs pulling a sled through the snow! Dogsledding at Nemacolin in the Laurel Highlands allows you to experience dogsledding with your very own set of dogs and a tour of the dog yard that houses 24 Alaskan huskies.

4. SITE-SEE ROAMING ELK HERD

Elk Country Visitors Center | Benezette

View the largest free-roaming elk herd in the northeast in a unique way during winter by taking a horse-drawn sleigh ride at the Elk Country Visitors Center.

5. ICE BOATING

Moraine State Park | Butler County

Lake Arthur becomes a winter scene as it freezes at Moraine State Park. Once the temperatures drops, avid boaters can be found ice boating while they enjoy a tranquil day on the lake with the winter wonderland as their backdrop.

6. SNOW-COVERED TRAILS

Allegheny National Forest | McKean

Experience the thrill and beauty of snow-covered trails in Pennsylvania’s only national forest, the Allegheny National Forest. Adventurers can rent a snowmobile and accessories from Myers Motorsports to race through 365 miles of groomed trails with interconnecting loops.

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