9 Winter Attractions For The Family In Pennsylvania That Don’t Involve Long Lines At The Mall

Long gone are the simmering days of summer. Now we’re preparing for the long, snow-filled and bitterly cold days of winter, to which we Pennsylvanians have certainly become accustomed. But just because daylight’s shorter doesn’t mean we can’t have a ton of fun and adventure – both indoors and outdoors – this season. Here are nine winter attractions in Pennsylvania that will keep you moving all winter long.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

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Address: Eagles Mere Toboggan Slide, PO Box 56, Eagles Mere, PA 17731, USA
Address: Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Address: Camelback Mountain Resort, 301 Resort Dr, Tannersville, PA 18372, USA
Address: Kalahari Indoor Waterpark, 250 Kalahari Blvd, Pocono Manor, PA 18349, USA
Address: Moraine State Park, 225 Pleasant Valley Rd, Portersville, PA 16051, USA
Address: Reading Terminal Market, 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Address: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Address: Street of Shops "Indoor Country Village", 100 N Water St, Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA
Address: Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Dr, Skytop, PA 18357, USA
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Winter Attractions In Pennsylvania

December 17, 2021

What things are there to do in winter in Pennsylvania?

Winter in Pennsylvania can be brutal, especially on its coldest, snowiest days. However, it can also be a ton of fun. One of the best ways to experience the fresh air and snowy days of winter is to head out on a scenic hike. The trail to Raymondskill Falls in Milford, for example, is one of a kind. It leads straight to the tallest waterfall in Pennsylvania and, if you’ve never seen it frozen, you’re in for a beautiful treat. If you’re a fan of frozen waterfalls, add Ohiopyle State Park to your must-visit list this winter, too. It boasts three gorgeous waterfalls – Ohiopyle Falls, Cucumber Falls, and Jonathan Run Falls, the latter of which requires a brisk hike.

Are there any fun winter day trips in Pennsylvania?

Day trips in Pennsylvania are just as fun in the winter as they are in the summer. Eagles Mere, an adorable village with a year-round population of just over 150, offers a picture-perfect backdrop for a winter day trip. If you’re lucky, you’ll visit in a year when the Eagles Mere Toboggan is up and running. The popular toboggan zips straight down a hill in the village, drawing villagers and visitors from all over. Pine Creek Gorge – the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania – is a must visit during the winter, too, especially after a fresh snowfall. You can view it from Leonard Harrison State Park or Colton Point State Park. Both parks offer scenic hiking trails and jaw-dropping views of the gorge.

Where can I go tubing in Pennsylvania?

All of that snow Pennsylvania gets each winter can be a real pain – if we’re stuck in traffic. However, if we’ve got free time, all of that snow means a whole lot of fun. We have so many places to go tubing in Pennsylvania that we can never really get bored during the coldest season of the year. Camelback Mountain Resort in Tannersville is perfect for a day of snow tubing followed by an evening of galactic snow tubing. Mount Pleasant of Edinboro is another popular spot for snow tubing. It boasts a six-story snow tubing hill that’s sure to take your breath away. You’ll have eight lanes from which to choose on your day of tubing.

Address: Eagles Mere Toboggan Slide, PO Box 56, Eagles Mere, PA 17731, USA
Address: Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Address: Camelback Mountain Resort, 301 Resort Dr, Tannersville, PA 18372, USA
Address: Kalahari Indoor Waterpark, 250 Kalahari Blvd, Pocono Manor, PA 18349, USA
Address: Moraine State Park, 225 Pleasant Valley Rd, Portersville, PA 16051, USA
Address: Reading Terminal Market, 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Address: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Address: Street of Shops "Indoor Country Village", 100 N Water St, Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA
Address: Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Dr, Skytop, PA 18357, USA