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Snowman in the Forest

Snowman in the Forest

Join us for the Cook Forest Vacation Bureau’s – Snowman in the Forest , February 18th at 11:30am to 2:30pm! Snowman in the Forest is a family event held annually at the Cook Forest Ice Skating Pond along the Clarion River on River Road featuring winter activities such as skating, sledding, carriage rides, hiking, along with a visit from Smokey the Bear, chili cook-off, happy dog contest and more!

Snowman in the Forest Contest Rules:
Build a snowman in any sponsor’s location, from the first snowfall of the season to the last snowfall in February. Have the sponsor take a picture of you and your snowman and it will be entered in the contest and displayed on our Facebook/Website: www.CookForest.org.

Snowman in the Forest Event Schedule

11:30 am – Chili Cook Off – Mild and Hot Divisions

11:30 am – Guided hike within the old growth forest on Cook Trail.

11:30 am – 2:30 pm – Carriage rides, sledding, Snowman building, Wildlife presentation, K-9 Rescue team presentation, Face painting, indoor games, and much more!!

1:00 pm – Happy Dog Contest, Guided hike within the old growth forest on Cook Trail.

2:00 pm – Door Prize Awards

Snowman in the Forest Sponsors

Thank you to all the local business sponsors of the Cook Forest Vacation Bureau’s Snowman in the Forest event! Please support our sponsors by visiting their websites, Facebook pages or our business directory: www.CookForest.org/directory

Snowman in the Forest Location

The Snowman in the Forest event is held in Cook Forest State Park at the Ice Skating Pond in Cooksburg PA. Use the map below for driving directions to our event location.

Upcoming Events

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26
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12:30 pm Snorkeling the Clarion @ Cook Forest State Park
Snorkeling the Clarion @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 26 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Please bring your masks & snorkels to the Park Office to search the river for aquatic insects and fish. This is a great opportunity to see fish and macros up close and personal and undisturbed in their natural habitat. It’s a totally different world down there. Sorry, no children under 12 years old. Minors must[...]
Jul
28
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8:00 pm Cathedral: The Fight to Save th... @ Cook Forest State Park
Cathedral: The Fight to Save th... @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An HD short film, produced by Wild Excellence Films, is about the ancient hemlock trees of Cook Forest which are under attack from the hemlock woolly adelgid, a destructive insect that threatens the park’s old growth forest, a National Natural Landmark. The film covers threats to the forest and effort to combat this invasive insect.[...]
Jul
29
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1:00 pm Fire Tower Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Fire Tower Historical Tour @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please bring your binoculars to the Fire Tower for an historical tour of Fire Tower #9 conducted by park volunteers, Kelley & Al Bilotto. Take a breathtaking view from the box at the very top of the Fire Tower and learn how it operated. The tower will be open from 100-300pm.
8:00 pm Cathedral: The Fight to Save th... @ Cook Forest State Park
Cathedral: The Fight to Save th... @ Cook Forest State Park
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An HD short film, produced by Wild Excellence Films, is about the ancient hemlock trees of Cook Forest which are under attack from the hemlock woolly adelgid, a destructive insect that threatens the park’s old growth forest, a National Natural Landmark. The film covers threats to the forest and effort to combat this invasive insect.[...]