$25 ($15 non-alcoholic beverages). A fun afternoon of wine sampling from several wineries. Food, vendors, basket raffle and music. Costumes optional. Sponsored by The Wicked Wine Ladies. Proceeds benefit a non-profit charity. thewickedwinefest@gmail.com / Facebook: The Wicked Wine Fest

A sanctioned Mid-Atlantic Vintage Trials event Saturday at noon, followed by a kid’s fun event. Modern trials event starts 11am Sunday. $20 riders; $3 gate fee. (570)726-6389 / durtydabbers.com

50K starts at 6am. 25K starts at 9am. Both courses will use the Mid State, Spiked Buck, Tiadaghton, Pesto, Panther Run and of course, the infamous Torbert Trail to keep things entertaining. Be prepared to take on some of the toughest trails in PA with over 5000 feet of vertical for the 25K and 8000 for the 50K. Sponsored by the PA Trail Dogs.
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Chainsaw carvers in action from dawn to dusk – live demonstrations, a carvers pit, and scheduled speed carves. The carvers offer their creations for sale, plus there’s an auction Saturday with an opportunity to bid on items from each carver. Food vendors, door prizes, people’s choice awards and nightly entertainment. Free admission and parking.

Sponsored by Jeff Donoughe Chainsaw Carving. (570) 660-6373 / hooskow.com

A second-year event to give runners a chance to run parts of the Hyner Challenge in the fall. The course will be a 25K only and the route will be modified to bypass Johnson Run but still give everyone the challenge Hyner is known for. The View, Post Draft, SOB, and Huff Run will remain as the main trails used for this event. Hosted by the PA Trail Dogs. patraildogs.com

Small Destination – Big Adventures
in Altoona, Pennsylvania

Looking for one-of-a-kind big adventures yet want to visit somewhere without the crowds and somewhere that you have room to roam? Located within the heart of the Alleghenies in Pennsylvania, Altoona/Blair County offers stellar outdoor recreational opportunities and beautiful green spaces. Experience Canoe Creek State Park, chosen by the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources as one of “Twenty Must See State Parks,” with abundant water and land-based recreation, a picturesque 155-acre lake and the historic, iconic Blair Limestone Kilns. It lies along the alignment of the September 11th National Memorial Trail which is evolving into an unbroken 1,300-mile system of roads, trails and greenways that link the three national 9/11 memorials in NYC, DC and PA. This Trail aligns with the path of the Lower Trail, the Six-to-Ten Trail and the Mainline Canal Greenway and traverses through Blair County’s three trail towns [...]

Find Your Fun in The Susquehanna River Valley PA

This spring find your fun in the Susquehanna River Valley PA – easily accessible from Interstate 80 and Route 15 in Central Pennsylvania. Thriving downtowns offer art and music festivals and locally owned businesses feature eclectic shopping. Three state parks and nearby Rail Trail provide endless opportunities to explore the great outdoors. Visit one of our many wineries, play a round of golf, do some antiquing, take a guided canoe trip down the Susquehanna River or take a bike ride over a dozen historic covered bridges. Everywhere you turn, you will see something that amazes and inspires you. As evening approaches, plan a romantic dinner for two then settle into a quiet evening at a cozy hotel, cabin, cottage or bed and breakfast.

Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau
www.VisitCentralPA.org

Rest, Renew and Enjoy an Adventure
in Columbia and Montour Counties PA

Nestled in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, Columbia and Montour counties are renowned for their rural beauty and outstanding adventure opportunities. The local landscape is comprised of idyllic river valleys, rolling hills, green farmlands, charming communities, forests, parks and state gamelands. One must-see attraction is Ricketts Glen State Park, where hikers can enjoy a vast network of trails that take them past twenty-two stunning waterfalls. The area boasts beautiful rails-to-trails for walking and biking as well as high-caliber races for the fierce competitors.

The Montour Preserve is also an outdoor enthusiast’s dream with a 165-acre lake perfect for fishing and boating, a bird sanctuary, maple sugaring in the early spring, and plenty of great hiking trails. For history buffs and archaeology lovers, a one-acre exposed Mahantango shale pit at the Preserve is open to the public for finders-keepers [...]

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