Collage of Various Winter Activities And Events

Cook Forest is just as beautiful in the winter as it is in other seasons (some might argue more!) The park has a lighted ice-skating pond near River Road, 10 acres of sledding slopes, and three designated cross-country ski trails. Need to rent cross-country skis or ice skates? Visit Cooksburg Dry Goods off of River Road! Skates are only $5 per day and skis $7 per day. They are open daily from 9am to 5pm or until 8pm on Fridays.



W R E A T H   M A K I N G
November 29th & 30th | 10am–12pm, 1pm–3pm
December 7th | 10am–12pm
December 14th | 10am–12pm, 1pm–3pm

Quiet Creek Herb Farm will be hosting Wreath Making Workshops end of November and early December. Call (814) 849-9662 to register. $50 per person. Fifteen minutes from Gateway Lodge!

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H I S T O R I C A L    B R O O K V I L L E    V I C T O R I A N    C H R I S T M A S
December 6th, 7th & 8th

During the first weekend of December, indulge your senses in the sights, sounds, smells, and most importantly tastes offered by the event. You’ll be privy to tea luncheons, gingerbread house contests, wine tastings, and extravagant pancake and sausage breakfasts. The whole town opens up their kitchen doors as the Victorian Christmas comes into full swing.
Other events include tea leaf readings, nativity parades, live music, a strolling brass ensemble, vendors upon vendors, an elementary choir, book sales, a Bowdish railroad display, a wreath making class, live theater, Victorian house tours, a children’s tea party, and rumor has it that Santa himself will be making an appearance.

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M A R I E N V I L L E    W I N T E R F E S T
January 25th |  10am–7pm

Venture to the Snowmobile Capital of Pennsylvania, January 25th! Food, raffles, chili cook-off, scavenger hunts, snow sculptures, snowmobile torch-light parade, sky lanterns to heaven, and more!

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F R A N K L I N   O N   I C E
February 8th

Get rid of those winter blahs and come to Fountain Park February 8th as professional ice carving teams turn lifeless blocks of ice into beautiful works of art. Sample the best chili you’ve ever had from some of our finest downtown restaurants, visit indoor sidewalk sales & more, and play Kool Kash Bingo.

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S N O W M A N   I N   T H E   F O R E S T
February 15th

An annual family event Saturday, February 15th featuring winter activities such as skating, sledding, carriage rides, hiking, visit from Smokey Bear, a chili cook-off, and happy dog contest and more!

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