Who’s sitting around now that the coronavirus has everything shut down? Are you feeling cooped up and just don’t want to be around others right now?
Well there’s an answer to your problem if you’re the adventurous type. There’s an answer, that is, if you’re one of those individuals who has a passion for spending time in the outdoors.
March is slipping by quickly and it’s approaching the month of April. There’s without a doubt, something to spend your time on outdoors as you’re probably already getting a bit stressed being indoors.
For the outdoors enthusiast who enters spring with lots of time on hand but little to do, it’s time to quit daydreaming. It’s the beginning of a whole new year. Here in northcentral Pennsylvania, there are plenty of things to do.
Maybe you could take a weekend ride and view the eagles soaring about Sinnemahoning State Park or nearby locations. Perhaps you’d rather take a hike along some backwoods mountain streams and photograph some waterfalls. Or maybe a day time hike along a section of the Appalachain Trail is more to your preference
There’s always the PA Wilds elk viewing center atop Winslow Hill in Benezette, where you can enjoy the elk and the scenery. As well, you can follow a small tributary stream to its headwaters, fishing along the way so that you can enjoy the challenge of catching native trout. Or you can visit one of Pennsylvania’s many vistas where you can take a deep breath of mountain air and feel as if you’re on top of the world.
Then, if you wish to lay down some boot leather, you can always put in countless hours searching for those elusive elk and whitetail shed antlers. Remember, March is the month that the great white fleet of trucks begins stocking trout in local streams. One way to know where the fish are stocked as you can still watch from a distance, but not help stock this year.
Also don’t forget this month still offers several class A and special regulations areas to fish as long as you practice catch and release.If you aren’t satisfied yet and your legs are still up for more, you can do some preseason turkey scouting while possibly testing some new calls and photographing the action as well. For those who enjoy digging and eating wild leeks, now is the time to do so. We know others who don’t enjoy the bad breath the plants give us, so it’s time to enjoy them since we’re suppose to avoid others anyway.
Considering the choices are many for the next couple of months, there’s no reason to sit around the house. Look at the list and make a few choices, or find some of your own as it will help ease away that feeling of confinement or winter blues.