Written by Beth Exley
Sinnemahoning State Park is a 1,910-acre Pennsylvania state park in wild and wonderful Cameron County. The park is surrounded by Elk State Forest and is mountainous with deep valleys. The park is home to elk, bald eagle, whitetail deer, wild turkey, songbirds, herons, geese, ducks, and other wildlife. With the onset of winter weather, the park has winter activities such as snowshoe hiking and cross-country skiing. On Dec 14, there is an annual Holiday Open House at the Park Office and Wildlife Center. You can see it deck out in its winter splendor. While Feb 7 – 9 marks the next Winter Women in the Wilds where ladies only have a fun filled weekend of outdoor recreation and environmental education.
Sinnemahoning and Sizerville State Parks provide snowmobilers easy access to the trail system in the nearby Elk State Forest, giving riders endless opportunities for adventure. The West Creek Trail provides riders access to downtown Emporium for food and fuel. Also, the Lakeview Store permits snowmobilers to use their parking lot for trailers and unloading/loading.
Emporium is the county seat of Cameron County with a population of just under 2,000 people. The winter season offers events like Shop Small Saturday (Nov 30), Story and Cocoa (Dec 1), Plaid Party (Dec 6), Santa Is In (Dec 7), Holiday House Tour (Dec 13) Christmas in the Wilds (Dec 13 – 14), Christmas Cookie Decorating (Dec 15), and Caroling in the Wilds (Dec 21).
Cameron County offers excellent hunting with healthy populations of deer, bear, wild turkey and small game. Predator hunters flock to the county for the annual Coyote Hunt February 14 – 15, 2020 sponsored by Sinnemahoning Sportsman Club.
Small town life in Cameron County is a joyous, peaceful, and beautiful thing. So much of nature and the outdoors to take in and experience with friendly people to get to know.
For more information on things to do and places to see in Cameron County this winter, go to VisitPAGO.com/Cameron.