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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 Ice Skating Pond, along River Road approximately 1-mile up-river from the Park Office:

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 fire pit by the ice skating pond.

100pm - Happy Dog Contest 200pm - door prize awards

Come sample the chili during the ‘Free Chili Cook-Off’, that is, after the judges have tried some first. Hot chocolate, coffee, and a warming hut, 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 17 at 11:30am to 2:30pm

Cook Forest State Park
113 River Road, Cooksburg, PA 16217-0120


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Educational Programs, Festivals and Fairs, Get Outdoors PA, History

Outdoor Activities

Hiking and Walking, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing


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Target Audience

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

Exact Location

Ice Skating Pond

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