Step Outdoors Winter Outings in Tioga and Potter counties include a winter hiking adventure at Lyman Run State Park near Galeton; outdoor activities at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum’s lumber camp; and the Kayak Club Open House at Mansfield University.

Winter in the Lumber Camp Saturday, Jan. 25

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, free outdoor activities will be at the lumber camp at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum midway between Galeton and Coudersport on Route 6 (GPS address: 5660 US Route 6, Ulysses, PA 16948). Bring a sled and slide down the hills or make a snowman and warm up with some hot beverages in the program room. If there is enough ice on the pond and snow, cross-country skis, snowshoes and ice skates will be provided and volunteer instructors will show beginners, both adults and children under adult supervision, how to use them. At 1 p.m., go on a free, short, guided hike or snowshoe hike on the Sustainable Forestry Trail. Instruction is free and equipment to use for these activities is free. Those who have their own equipment are encouraged to bring it. Museum admission and snacks are available for a nominal cost. For more information, call 1-814-435-2652 or visit

Winter Adventure Hike Saturday, Jan. 25

At 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 leave from the pavilion at Lyman Run State Park to go on a two-hour moderately difficult 3.1-mile Lyman Lake Loop Hike with outdoorsmen Chip Harrison and John Halter. There will be ascents and descents on the Lyman Run and Susquehannock trails. Hikers will see native trout streams and what remains of a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp and a German Prisoner of War Camp. Wear sturdy shoes, dress appropriately for the weather and bring snacks and water. Park in the pavilion parking lot. This hike is not recommended for youngsters and may be cancelled due to trail conditions. FMI: (570) 439-1826, 1-814-435-5010 or visit

Kayak Club Open House Sunday, Jan. 26

From 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, the Mansfield University Kayak Club is hosting a free open house in Decker Gymnasium on the MU campus. Children and adults, swimmers and non-swimmers of all ages are invited to try kayaking in the indoor, warm water pool. A responsible adult must accompany a child. The adult does not have to get in the water. Those who plan to get in the pool should bring a towel and wear a swimsuit or clothes that can get wet. Kayaks, paddles and other equipment will be provided by the MU Kayak Club to use for free. For information about this Winter Outings event, call 570-404-1219 or visit


To learn more about all Winter Outings events, visit or call 570-724-0300 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Snow and ice updates are also posted on Facebook at Step Outdoors Tioga County PA.