One glance at the thermometer leaves no question that winter has blown into Luzerne County. But dropping temperatures and snowy mornings don’t mean you have to wait until spring to get outside and explore.
Nescopeck State Park, here in Luzerne County, offers lots to do for every age, from preschoolers on up, all winter long. The Park is jumping right into the New Year with a First Day Hike, an easy 2-1/2 mile hike that will move through various parts of the Park and pass the scenic Nescopeck Creek. You can also discover the quiet calm of the Park under a blanket of snow, with the help of snowshoes, which can be borrowed from the Park Office as long as there is at least 6 inches of snow on the ground. If you’re not quite ready to set out on your own snowshoeing adventure, park staff hold an Introduction to Snowshoeing program on Saturdays.
Preschoolers and parents can get out of the house and learn about nature with the Hide N’ Seekers program. The monthly program teaches topics like Animals in Winter, Birds and Amazing Amphibians with stories, activities and crafts. More family fun is set for Saturdays this winter with self-guided learning stations set up inside the Nature Discovery Classroom.
On February 3rd, celebrate the season with WinterFest 2018. Check out a sled dog team, have fun with kids’ activities, watch a snowshoe demonstration and warm up with some hot food and drinks.
If you can’t make it to the events, you can still get out in the fresh air and enjoy winter’s beauty with a visit to Nescopeck State Park between sunrise and sunset any day. To find out more and to register for any of the events at Nescopeck State Park, please click here.