It's a Snow Day: A flurry of winter fun awaits at Presque Isle
Bundle up, enjoy the fresh winter air at Presque Isle State Park's Snow Day
Saturday, Feb. 3
While some Erieites have had their fill of white stuff and shovels, a day of winter fun can still be alluring. The fourth annual Snow Day at Presque Isle State Park, on Saturday, Feb. 3, organized by the Presque Isle Partnership, is again offering up a (mostly free) day at the park, both indoors and out filled with seasonal activities, and yes, hot cocoa.
Outside are sled dog demonstrations, family ice fishing (equipment provided and no license needed), winter geocaching, an outdoor cooking demonstration and a snowshoe hike (first come, first served). You might also run into Joe Root, who is sure to spin a few yarns (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), or learn about outdoor cooking at the open-air fireplace at the Rotary Pavilion.
If you want to up your game, cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals (fees vary) and horse drawn wagon rides ($8 per person, children under 2 free) are available at a cost, with the latter requiring pre-registration at the Presque Isle Partnership website.
Indoors at the Rotary and nearby cabins will be kids' crafts, a visit with Erie Zoo animals, a chance to meet Smokey Bear (noon and 2 p.m.), auction baskets and a winter gear demonstration by Field & Stream and Off-Road Express. Members of the U.S. Coast Guard will also be there to talk about their work.
Snow Day buttons will be available and five lucky button holders will win prizes.
So, bundle up, enjoy the fresh winter air and don't bring your shovel. — Mary Birdsong
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. // Waterworks area at Presque Isle State Park // discoverpi.com