23 Jan 2014 Ohiopyle Cross Country Skiing Nirvana!
Ohiopyle Outdoor Information
Customers often come into the Wilderness Voyageurs store and ask me what there is to do around here in the winter. Well, since we got this 10 inch snowfall…cross country skiing!!! There are some amazing trails in Ohiopyle State Park for all skill levels. If you are looking for a flat and easy trail the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail is perfect. The state park will usually groom the bike trail if we get enough snow. Looking for more of a challenge? Sugarloaf mountain is fun and offers more downhill action. Sugarloaf often has snow when the park doesn’t, due to its higher elevation. You can park in the snowmobile area and just follow the hiking trails. Laurel Ridge State Park and its groomed cross country ski trails is only 15-20 minutes from Ohiopyle. The Ohiopyle State Park camp ground is another great option, with a series of trails looping out from the camp ground complex. One the one hint for those trails; make sure it has been under freezing for week or so. The trails can get boggy. No fun to get a wet ski.
Don’t like skiing? Bring along your hiking boots and check out all the beautiful winter scenery in Ohiopyle. Cucumber falls freezes over and the Ohiopyle Falls turns beautiful shades of blue, you just don’t see in other seasons. Please, don’t forget to stop by the Wilderness Voyageurs store for warm layers and winter gear. Winter clothing and gear is now 20 percent off! Just in time! Winter just got here! On Thursdays you could do an after work cross country ski, get warm and stretch those muscles in yoga, and hit the Falls City Pub for some delicious homemade pizza and a refreshing beer. The Falls City Pub has great homemade food specials and a wonderful beer selection. Plus it is toasty warm. Hope to see you there!
This post written by Kate the store chick.
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Wilderness Voyageurs 103 Garrett Street, Ohiopyle, Pa 15470