Glide Around The Ice For An Enchanting Ice Skating Adventure At These 5 Pennsylvania State Parks

Most of us will likely agree that we’re incredibly fortunate to have 121 state parks in Pennsylvania that offer activities – from hiking to wildlife watching – all year round. When winter rolls around, many of the parks welcome hikers, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers, and ice skaters. The natural ice rinks at these Pennsylvania state parks, in fact, provide a picture-perfect backdrop for a winter’s adventure.

Please note that ice skating is only allowed in designated state parks when the conditions permit. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) advises that the ice should be at least four inches thick if you’re skating solo. However, if there will be more than one skater on the ice, the ice thickness should measure no less than seven inches.

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Here’s a list of all of the state parks in Pennsylvania that offer ice skating. Do you have a favorite Pennsylvania state park to go to ice skate? Which one? Join the conversation in the comments! For a one-of-a-kind ice skating adventure, make your way to BlueCross River Rink in Philadelphia.

Address: 843 Park Rd, Elverson, PA 19520, USA
Address: 28 Entrance Rd, Troy, PA 16947, USA
Address: 205 Canoe Creek Rd, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, USA
Address: 113 River Rd, Cooksburg, PA 16217, USA
Address: 18 Boundary Rd, Grantville, PA 17028, USA