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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AMC 1st Fridays Along the Delaware - Raubsville to Durham Hike
Delaware Canal State Park
Progam Location: Theodore Roosevelt Recreation Area (aka Ground Hog Lock, Locks 22-23), Rt 611, Raubsville, PA. Join park educator and Appalachian Mountain Club leader Ian Kindle for a morning hiking the scenic Delaware Canal Towpath toward Riegelsville. This section features magnificent river views and the town of Riegelsville. This will be a moderate to brisk paced hike on the level Delaware Canal State Park towpath. Meet at 10 am in the upper parking lot of Theodore Roosevelt Recreation Area (aka Ground Hog Lock, Locks 22-23), Rt 611, Raubsville, PA. We will take a brief tour of the area and learn about the locks and hydroelectric generation plant, then head south on the towpath. Approximately 4 miles to Durham and back again (8 mi RT). Bring lunch or a hearty snack and water. Option to buy lunch in Riegelsville. Hike cancels in the event of rain or heavy snow. If sufficient snow is on the ground, bring cross country skis or snow shoes. Some loaner snowshoes available. In case of snow on the ground, distance may be shortened.


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