The 2020 Winter Outings Series continues this Saturday, Jan. 11. All activities are free and open to people of all ages from beginners to the experienced, including adults and children under adult supervision.

Dress for the weather. Wear proper footwear with traction devices or snowshoes or cross-country skis if there is enough snow, Bring water and a snack. Cross-country skis and snowshoes with traction devices will be available to use free during activities. Those who have their own equipment are encouraged to bring it.

Beginners cross country skiing

Cross-Country Skiing for Beginners is this Saturday, Jan. 11. From noon to 2 p.m. preregistered participants of all ages will join experienced cross-country ski instructor Curt Weinhold for a fun lesson at the Sinnemahoning State Park Wildlife Center at 4843 Park Drive in Austin, Potter County. The program will begin indoors in the Wildlife Center classroom with an introduction to cross-country ski equipment and styles, followed by guided practice instruction on level ground and then a short excursion on the trail. If snow depth is insufficient for skiing, an overview of ski equipment and techniques will be held indoors, followed by a two- to three-mile nature hike. For more information, call the park office at 814-647-8401 and dial 0 for the front desk or email

Women’s intro to ice fishing

The free Women’s Introduction to Ice Fishing is this Saturday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is for adult women and young ladies ages 11 and up who preregistered and will begin with a morning session at the Wellsboro Active Living Center at 3 Queen Street and continue in the afternoon at Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road, near Wellsboro. The program is for those interested in learning ice fishing basics like rigging and using a tip-up, working a jigging rod, selecting bait and lures, using an auger to bore a fishing hole, how to be safe on the ice and a demonstration of how to prepare and cook freshly caught fish. It will be held whether or not there is enough ice on the lake. For more information, call Amidea Daniel, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Northcentral Region outreach education coordinator at 814-359-5217 or email