Don't let the cold keep you from catching a glimpse of our furry friends this winter! Check out this great list of common flora and fauna that you can seen around PA.
4 out of 5 Americans make an effort to stay physically fit in winter! Do you? Need ideas of activities?
We want to hear from you! Please take our Close-to-Home Outdoor Recreation Survey today. Your input is important to our continued work.
During winter, take appropriate steps to stay safe and healthy when spending time outside. Layer your clothing and always wear a hat, scarf, and gloves to help retain body heat. Drink plenty of warm fluids and take frequent breaks from the cold. Check out our calendar for a list of winter activities near you!
We're finally getting some snow so have fun with it! Don't let deep snow hold you back from your winter treks. Snowshoes make it easy to traverse the powder, 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 xc skiing, snowshoeing or ice fishing?  Get Outdoors PA is a way for your whole family to learn or advance these recreation activities through active, outside, fun  programs. Visit our calendar!   And now, GOPA is taking an active role in educating on getting outdoors and the caution of tick-born illness. Click on the brochure for more info!





Rail-Trail Council of NEPA hosts events to get outside in 2017!


The Rail-Trail Council of NEPA rolls into 2017 with one of the trail events discovering all that we can discover along a rail-trail in the winter in NE PA.  It's your choice whether you use your feet, skis or showshoes.  No matter what you are moving and appreciating beautiful winter sites!


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