Winter Fun

Come and join the other; cold hearts for the winter time of your life. There's plenty of snow to go around, whether you want to go snowmobiling, tubing, or cross country skiing. Snowmobilers and winter sport enthusiasts will enjoy visiting northern Clearfield County. Several of our restaurants and lodging facilities are snowmobile and winter sport friendly, and their staff will be happy to help you plan your activities. Snowmobile trails run through Moshannon State Forest, and can be accessed at many different points, including S.B. Elliott and Parker Dam State Parks, and several State Forest roads along Rockton Mountain. Snowshoeing is popular in those areas and in the Quehanna Wild Area. More than 65 miles of trails are blazed and are perfect for snowshoeing, cross- country skiing or hiking. Test your winter angling skills with some ice fishing at Parker Dam State Park or Curwensville Lake Recreation Area. You can check winter conditions at the state parks by going to State Parks Winter Report For Curwensville Lake Recreation Area call 1-800-326-9051.

Snow Mobiling

S.B. Elliott State Park in the heart of the Moshannon State Forest is a great starting point to discover the Pennsylvania Wilds by snowmobile. More than 70 miles of trails will take the enthusiast through a winter paradise. For conditions go to S.B. Elliott State Park Winter Report. For maps and winter report of Parker Dam State Park, go to Parker Dam State Park Maps.

Ice Fishing

Clearfield County has many great places for the cold-blooded sportsman to sink a line. Recommended are Parker Dam, Curwensville Lake, Treasure Lake and Janesville Dam. Cabins are available at Parker Dam and Treasure Lake, so why not take a winter vacation, settle in on your bucket seat, and see what bites?

Cross Country Skiing

There are 4 Rails to Trails in Clearfield County perfect for cross county skiing. The 73-mile Quehanna Trail is spectacular in winter, as are the trails at Curwensville lake and the Clearfield to Grampian trail.

Sledding

Nothing beats the thrill of old-fashioned sledding down a hill! Treasure Lake and Parker Dam State Park have designated sled/tubing hills, or ask a local to reveal their favorite place to race to the bottom?

Wildlife Viewing

Winter is a perfect time to view plant and wildlife and see colors and habits unique to the season. It's a great opportunity to watch a lone Bald Eagle silently soar in a snow filled sky, to follow the tracks of a rabbit or the coyote chasing him, and see a bull elk without the camoflauge of fall foliage. Moshannon State Forest, Wopsononock Natural Area, and the Quehanna Wild Area are great places to start your wildlife watching adventure.

Snow Shoeing

"If you can walk, you can snowshoe" Snowshoes allow the outdoorsman to explore winter terrain in places where cross-country skis can't go. Wopsononock Natural Area, the Quehanna Wild Area and Moshannon State Forest are three great places to hike in winter solitude. Snow Shoeing also has the added benefit of a great aerobic workout, keeping your body in shape for spring.

Roughing It

Outdoor die-hards do not have to go to Colorado for winter backpacking, do it right here? Whether day-hiking or backpacking, winter enthusiasts will find the Back Woods of this part of the Pennsylvania Wilds as exciting and rugged as their more famous counterparts in the west. Be sure to have adequate gear and a "safe plan" in case of extreme weather patterns, and tell someone your travel plans in case of emergency.

Bring your snowmobiles!Rent cross country Skis!Parker Dam annual Winterfest!!Plenty of sled hills!
Bring your snowmobiles!
Rent cross country Skis!
Parker Dam annual Winterfest!!
Plenty of sled hills!