It’s A Wonderful Life in Indiana County, PA – even during the winter season!
Chose from a wide-variety of activities (both indoors and outdoors) to keep you busy and have fun during the snowy days that lie ahead!
Grab your skis and head outdoors for some fresh air while taking a cross-country skiing adventure. Numerous trails and maps are available to help plan your route.
Blue Spruce Park Pine Ridge Park Blacklick Valley Natural Area Ghost Town Trail Hoodlebug Trail Yellow Creek State Park
Bird Watching & Feeding
Use a comprehensive Blue Spruce Park Bird List compiled by Margaret Higbee using data collected by the Todd Bird Club in conjunction with the Special Areas Project sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology to identify area birds!
Blue Spruce Park
See an impressive 45 foot waterfall and scenic woodland. Important Note: The natural area and stairs receive no winter maintenance so use extreme caution when visiting. Visit at your own risk.
Partake in a WalkWorks Event or Friends of the Parks Program
Looking for ideas for outdoor educational programs or fun and exciting pre-planned walks? Friends of the Parks offers an extensive series of nature programs offered in the Indiana County Parks system and at Yellow Creek State Park. WalkWorks offers a variety of events spread throughout the county. Upcoming events include:
February 5, 2022 Hot Chocolate Walk – WalkWorks kickoff event at Blue Spruce Park: the 6th Annual Indiana County Decathlon followed by a guided winter walk, then warm up with a cup of hot chocolate. Plus, earn your first Decathlon stamp. Easy on paved area and/or moderate walk on trails.
March 26, 2022 Emerald Anniversary Walk – WalkWorks event at Pine Ridge Park: Ed Patterson, Director of Indiana County Parks & Trails, will lead a tour of Pine Lodge then walk along south branch of Tom’s Run and part of Tom’s Run Trail. The walk will highlight some perspectives of the county park system’s 55 years (Emerald Anniversary). Park amenities include trout stream, pavilions, lodge, pond, disc golf and hiking/skiing trails.
Indoor Physical Activities
Indoor Art Experiences
From museums to hands-on art creation, a multitude of art-related experiences are waiting for you!
Paint Sessions at Founders Gallery & Gifts IUP University Museum The Artists Hand Gallery Paint & Sip Sessions
Plan a Staycation
Learn More About Local History/Take a Tour
Visit a local historical society to learn more about the areas rich heritage.
Upcoming Event: Schedule a tour of the Clark House (first tour of 2022 is January 15, 2022 at 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.).
Local Towns & History Clark House Tour
Visit a Local Library
How long has it been since you’ve visited a local library? Need to renew a library card? Now’s the perfect time!
Indiana Free Library Homer-Center Public Library
Blairsville Public Library Burrell Township Library
Click on photos below for additional winter activities: