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.

1. SNOWY SCENES

US Hot Air Balloon PA | Various Locations

Experience the beauty of the fresh fallen snow this winter from a new perspective! The US Hot Air Balloon team offers rides year-round from various PA launch sites including Lancaster, Chester and Bucks Counties. Take flight into PA’s winter wonderland.

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 their very own pair of skis for some cross country skiing from Enchanted Mountains to tackle the 365 miles of groomed trail and interconnecting loops.

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