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Winter activities at PEEC

January 27, 2016

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — You can go cross-country skiing at the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) on Saturday, February 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and Sunday, February 7, 21 and 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. There will also be “Bridge the Gap” cross-country skiing on the McDade Trail on February 20 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for free. Funding for these dates is provided by William Penn Foundation.

You can learn the basics of cross-country skiing and practice on an old logging road loop. You decide how many loops to ski. Skis, poles and boots are provided; register with shoe size to guarantee a spot.

Introductions to showshoeing will take place on Saturday February 6, 20 and 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Sunday February 7, 21 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The cost is $10. Learn the basics of snowshoes and enjoy a winter stomp through the woods. No experience necessary; PEEC provides the equipment and teaches you everything you need to know. Register early to guarantee a spot.

On Sunday, February 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be an eagle watch. Take a trip north in search of eagles and other rare wintering birds such as ravens. Visit the Mongaup Reservoir, the Delaware River, and the Eagle Institute to look for winter residents and nesting pairs. Bring a lunch, camera and warm clothes. Call to reserve a seat in van. The cost is $20.

Pre-registration is required. For more information call 570/828-2319, visit www.peec.org, or email peec@peec.org.