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  Winter Activities in the  Cook Forest Area

Also see Snowman in the Forest

Cook Forest is just as beautiful in the winter as it is in the spring, summer, and fall!

Cold weather mavens will enjoy a lighted ice skating pond near River Road, 10 acres of sledding slopes, and three designated cross-country ski trails with an equipment rental facility. Cross country skiing is a great family activity for getting some exercise as well as touring brilliant, wintery scenes of the snow-covered Forest.

Cross Country Skiing in Cook Forest

Scenes of ice floating down the river, snow draping the treetops, and icicles dangling from ancient hemlocks make for great photography.

In fact, Cook Forest is located in a prime snow area. The main trail is entirely wooded and borders several small runs. Two two-mile loop trails start near the entrance to Ridge Campground where the ski rental shop is located. One trail gives access to the fire tower/Seneca Point Overlook Area.

Nearby Clear Creek State Forest is also a heavy snow area, with loop trails following small streams. Almost 4 miles of trails and roads are available.

You can get reports on snow depths and trail conditions across the state by calling 717-787-5651.


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