Snowshoeing involves walking or running over soft snow without sinking in, using a lightweight, typically-oblong platform that straps on each of the user’s feet.  They were once used for transportation but now are used mostly for recreation and fitness.  It is a great way to use paved or less improved trails or get into back country areas when there is snow on the ground.  The types of snowshoes that are used can depend on whether the terrain is flat, hilly or mountainous.  If it’s a snowy winter, find an event near you where you can rent snowshoes and give them a try!  At some Get Outdoors PA events, you can even make your own.

Activity Description

Snowshoeing for 30 minutes will burn 272 calories.

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Winter Equipment Loaner Program: Cross-country skis & snowshoes
Bald Eagle State Park
This winter season Bald Eagle and the Nature Inn have your equipment needs covered! Stop into the Nature Inn during your next visit to the park and ask about our equipment loaner program. Individuals will be permitted to borrow equipment for up to 2 hours free of charge. Equipment is limited and will be loaned on a first come, first served basis. Cross-country skis are available when snow cover is 4 inches or more and snowshoes are available when snow cover is 6 inches or more. Various sizes are available. A valid drivers license or photo ID are required to borrow equipment. Equipment is available Sunday through Saturday between 8:00 AM & 4:00 PM. For more information, contact the Nature Inn at (814) 625-2879 or Bald Eagle State Park at (814) 625-9369.


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