Abington Journal

Lackawanna State Park to hold Winterfest 2018 on Saturday, Feb. 10

N. ABINGTON TWP. — The Lackawanna State Park will hold its annual free Winterfest activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Visitors can stop by the park’s main office to pick up a map of the event locations.

The schedule is as follows:

Introduction to Ice Fishing, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Meet at the warming hut near the fishing pier. License required for those over 16 years of age. Repeated from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Winter bird walk, 11 a.m. to noon.

Penn State Master Watershed Stewards, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Maple sugaring demos, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kids’ winter crafts and activities, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Howlin’ Huskies Sled Dog Demos, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Red Cross tent, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Winter survival skills, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Hot food, drinks and desserts, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ice safety and rescue Demo, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Snow shoe try outs, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., dependent on conditions.

Wilderness survival display, 1 pm to 3 p.m.

Guests are also welcome to make their own fun throughout the day, with sledding and skating (dependant on conditions) and marshmallow toasting.

Gina and Bill Ackley, of Dickson City, spent time with their grandchildren, 2-year-old Evan and 3-year-old Naomi, at Winterfest 2017 at the Lackawanna State Park.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_ABJ-Park-Winterfest-8.jpgGina and Bill Ackley, of Dickson City, spent time with their grandchildren, 2-year-old Evan and 3-year-old Naomi, at Winterfest 2017 at the Lackawanna State Park. Elizabeth Baumeister file photo | Abington Journal