If you are feeling the effects of cabin fever get outside this winter for some fun in the snow! I don't love being cold... but if you bundle up enough these outdoor activities can be a lot of fun and help get rid of those winter blues. Here's my top 5 suggestions in Cumberland Valley PA.

  1. Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding at Roundtop Mountain Resort - I'm not the biggest fan of the winter months but I do love skiing! Hit the slopes on skis or a snowboard, and if you're just starting out you can take lessons. If that's too adventurous for you they also offer snow tubing and lots of hot chocolate.
  2. Cross-Country Skiing at Pine Grove Furnace State Park - If you prefer to ski a little slower to enjoy the view you'll love cross-country skiing at this picturesque state park. Bring the whole family! Pine Grove also offers ice-fishing and snowmobiling.
  3. Ice-Skating at Doubling Gap Lake - Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of ice-skating on this scenic lake located in Colonel Denning State Park. You can also cross-country ski at Colonel Denning. 
  4. Winter Hikes at Kings Gap Environmental Education Center - Hiking isn't just for the warm months! Take in the beauty of the winter season with a hike at Kings Gap. If you don't feel like hiking alone join in on one of their special hikes, like the Stressbuster Hike on Feb. 10th.
  5. Winter Stroll in Boiling Springs - If you just need to be out of the house for a little bit enjoy a walk around Children's Lake. It might be chilly but the town is very pretty when there is a little snow cover. Check out the picture above! If you start feeling ambitious visit the Appalachian Trail Conservancy for a map and enjoy a winter day hike on this famous trail!

Share your suggestions for outdoor winter fun in the comments!