TribLIVE

| Sports

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Outdoors notices: Dec. 22

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, 6:15 p.m.
 

Hiking

• Jennings Environmental Education Center in Butler County will lead a free “first day” hike at 1 p.m. Jan. 1. The two-mile guided walk along Oakwoods Trail will pass through various habitats, including the prairie, forest and a beaver meadow wetland.

• Ohiopyle State Park in Fayette County will hold a free guided “first day hike” from 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 1. Meet at the Meadow Run Slides parking lot. Pre-register by calling 724-329-0986 or emailing bawallace@pa.gov.

• Keystone State Park in Westmoreland County will lead a free “winter trails day” hike from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 11. The 2.2-mile walk around the lake — which will be conducted in snowshoes if there's sufficient snow — will be followed by coffee enjoyed in the nature center. Register by calling 724-668-2566 or emailing pmcquistia@pa.gov.

• Venture Outdoors will lead a “mountain pie ramble” hike through Riverview Park in Allegheny County from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 12. Hikers will take a walk at a leisurely, family-friendly pace, then gather in a shelter and make mountain pies over an open fire. Cost is $5 for members and kids, $8 for others. Call 412-255-0564.

Events

• Venture Outdoors and REI Settlers Ridge in Allegheny County will host a free cross country ski workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the store. Instructors will go over equipment, places to ski based on skill level, and techniques. Call 412-255-0564.

• Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania will host a program on animal signs and tracks from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Beechwood Farms Nature Reserve in Allegheny County. Cost is $6 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Call 412-963-6100. • Moraine State Park in Butler County will hold its annual free Winterfest from noon to 5 p.m. Jan. 18, with activities centered around the McDanels Launch on the lake's north shore. There will be ice fishing demonstrations, owl and raptor programs, a family birding hike, snowshoe workshop, chainsaw carving, ice sculpting, family activities, a chili cookoff, live music and more. Call 724-368-3612 for details and a schedule.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Outdoors

  1. Fishing report: Anglers reporting different catches around Western Pennsylvania
  2. Advanced hunter education has trouble staying course
  3. Pa. Game Commission wants fee hikes, must convince sportsmen to buy in
  4. Citizen science meets technology in unique herpetology survey
  5. Outdoors notices: Aug. 31, 2015