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Check Out These Winter Outdoor Activities in PA

When the seasons change and cooler weather sets in, it’s time to get excited about winter outdoor activities in PA. Come and spend a long weekend away (or longer if you can) and check out some of the incredible winter activities in our area. Hotel Anthracite is a great place to stay when you come to the Endless Mountains to play. We are located within driving distance of many outdoor activities, so you won’t have to travel far to have some fun!

Planning a trip to Pennsylvania is easy with the help of our Northeastern Pennsylvania Destination Guide. Whether you live here or play here, this free guide is packed with helpful information on all the area has to offer. From winter outdoor activities in PA that you will want to experience, to upcoming events, festivals and local restaurants to try, the guide has everything you’ll need to plan the ultimate getaway. Download your free copy today!

5 Winter Outdoor Activities in PA

Elk Mountain Ski Resort

If you love skiing in the wintertime, make sure to visit Elk Mountain Ski Resort. The resort is home to 27 slopes on 180 acres of land. Open from December to April, Elk Mountain offers visitors lessons and rentals for skis and snowboards. Warm up with a drink or an appetizer at the Winter Garden Restaurant that is open seven days a week.

Montage Mountain Ski Area

Feel the rush of adrenaline as you ski the slopes at Montage Mountain.  The area has 26 trails that offer spaces for beginners and steep areas for more skilled skiers. Montage Mountain is home to more than just great skiing. While there, check out both snow tubing and new winter sport: air boarding.

A Winter Sleigh Ride

Brookvalley Farm in Fell Township is just three miles from downtown Carbondale. This family-owned farm is a wonderful place to visit in the winter for horse-drawn sleigh rides. Glide along in a 10-12 passenger sleigh pulled by beautiful Belgian Draft Horses. Rides include a stop at a campfire nestled in the countryside to enjoy the scenery and some hot chocolate.

Winter Snowshoeing

Another great outdoor activity to try this winter is snowshoeing. Sightsee and discover the 18 miles of trails at Lackawanna State Park in North Abington Township. Snowshoes are available to rent at the park office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There must be six inches of snow or more to borrow snowshoes. Bring along your own snowshoes and trek the 38-mile D& H Rail Trail along with its sister trail the O & W. Both have trailheads in Simpson, PA, less than two miles from Carbondale, and take different routes to the NY state line.Trail access is staggered throughout Susquehanna County, so routes of varying lengths may be planned.

Eagle Watching

Eagle Watching in Hawley, PA, at the Delaware Highlands Conservancy is a must when you visit this winter. An Eagle Watch Tour is offered on two Saturdays in January to help you learn all about the eagles in the area. You’ll have an experienced guide, a warm seat and all the information you’ll need to have a successful viewing.

Let Us Host You This Winter at Hotel Anthracite

For a cozy and relaxing place to warm up and stay during your getaway, we would love to host you at Hotel Anthracite. Our spacious and beautifully decorated guest rooms are the perfect place to return to after a day experiencing winter outdoor activities in PA. Just a few of the amenities you will enjoy as one of our guests include free Wi-Fi, covered parking, private bathrooms with oversized bath towels, and a complimentary pass to the local YMCA.

Contact us today to book your reservation. We look forward to helping you create new and exciting memories this winter.