So many species to observe when the snow is round - owls, birds, fox, etc. Pennsylvania's lands are some of the best destinations in the country to observe hundreds of species of birds and wild animals. Be sure to check out Birding programs during the Great Backyard Bird count week of February 13th!
February is the month to celebrate and honor so much: American heart month, African American history and the Great Backyard Bird Count. Check out our calendar for fun outdoor winter activities to help get you moving outside!
We have beautiful conditions for x-c in most parts of the state! Peace and tranquility abound in parks and forests. Trip leaders take the worry out of where to go. In addition to the obvious fitness benefits, cross-country skiing is an excellent way to observe nature and makes a great family activity.
Don't let deep snow hold you back from your winter treks. Snowshoes make it easy to traverse the powder, whether you are walking or running. Some programs even teach you how to make your own snow shoes!

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Why Get Outdoors PA?

Did you ever try snowshoeing, target shooting or ice fishing?  Get Outdoors PA is a way for you and your whole family to learn or advance these recreation activities through active, outside, fun  programs. There is something for everyone! If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

The high point for programming is National Get Outdoors Day which is June 13, 2015 but we have programming year around so keep an eye on the calendar.  Don't forget Winter Trails Day is coming January 10th!



PA Parks and Forests Foundation becomes latest Flagship Partner!


Get Outdoors PA welcomes our latest flagship partner PPFF with enthusiasm!  THey are excited to contrbute to this great program.  This is the type of work PPFF promotes:

  - go camping at 2 new parks
  - hike 10 new trails
  - become a Conservation Volunteer
  and attend a park program or festival - start with visiting our Get Outdoors PA calendar!


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