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Snowman in the Forest Day

Come join us for a day of fun wintry activities along the picturesque National Wild & Scenic Clarion River within Cook Forest State Park.  Various activities will be held at the new River Pavilion by the playground on River Road approximately  1-mile up-river from the RT36 Cooksburg Bridge:

1130am - Chili Cook-Off (hot & mild divisions)

1130am-230pm - carriage rides, sledding, snowman building, ice skating (ice skates available)

1200-100pm - Snowshoe interpretive hike within the old growth forest along Cook Trail, meet at the new River Pavilion

100pm - Happy Dog Contest

Come sample the chili during the ‘Free Chili Cook-Off’, that is, after the judges have tried some first.  Hot chocolate and coffee will be on hand to help take the chill out of your bones.  Enjoy a wonderful day among family and friends in Cooksburg’s winter wonderland.  Event sponsored by the Cook Forest Vacation Bureau. 

Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 11:00am to 1:30pm

Cook Forest State Park
100 RT 36, Cooksburg, PA 16217-0120


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Outdoor Activities

Hiking and Walking, Horseback Riding, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing


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Target Audience

Children, Veterans, Volunteers, Schools, Teachers/Educators, Senior Citizens, Pet Friendly, Forest Landowners, Families, Scouts, Teens

Exact Location

River Pavilion

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