Pittsburgh December 22, 2017
The Easy 1-Mile Winter Hike In Pittsburgh That’s Positively Bewitching
Snow capped trees, an icy lake, and rolling hills covered in pristine white fluff. The perfect backdrop for a memorable winter day outdoors. Copper Kettle Trail, nestled in Laurel Hill State Park, promises an idyllic setting for hiking, sledding, and skiing. Add this bewitching winter hike near Pittsburgh to your to do list this season.
Watch the scenic countryside - perhaps shimmering under freshly fallen snow - as you make the hour plus trek to Laurel Hill State Park in Somerset.
Laurel Hill State Park features 15 miles of hiking trails. Two of the easiest - Copper Kettle Trail and Martz Trail - span only a mile of spellbinding scenery.
Copper Kettle Trail, which doubles as a bike trail, travels along picturesque Laurel Hill Lake. Walk along the wintry beach for a close-up look at the frozen lake.
Still in the mood for more exploration after finishing the Copper Kettle Trail?
Hike among the trees on the Martz Trail. Keep an eye out for local wildlife as you meander along this wide trail.
Laurel Hill State Park provides plenty of opportunities for winter play. Bring your skis along for a few hours of cross country skiing. Snowmobiling is another popular activity at the Western Pennsylvania state park.
Or, grab your sled for downhill thrills. The sledding hill stays lit until 9 p.m. (weather-permitting). Light a fire at the fire ring to warm up or to make S'mores. (Just don't forget to bring all the ingredients with you.)
Laurel Hill State Park is open daily, all year around, from sunrise to sunset.
Laurel Hill State Park
1454 Laurel Hill Park Road
Somerset, PA 15501
Click here for more information.
Embark on a lovely winter hike near Pittsburgh. Or, if you prefer to stay closer to home,
check out these picture perfect winter trails.