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Winter Recreation

Wyalusing State Park

Cross-country skiing

Wyalusing State Park offers a number of cross-country ski trails for all levels of skiing abilities. All trails are accessible from the Astronomy Center Parking Lot. Skiing trails include the Turkey Hollow, Whitetail Meadows and Prairie trails. Cathedral Tree Drive affords the cross-country skier a beautiful view of the Mighty Mississippi. Trails are groomed for classic and skate skiing techniques. Please no pets or walking on the ski trails.

Whitetail Meadows trail (1.7 or 3.1 mile loop)

The Whitetail Meadows trail begins at the Huser Astronomy Center parking lot. Whitetail Meadows follows the boundary between woods and grassland. Whitetail Meadows trail is an excellent trail for the less experienced cross-country skier.

Winter hiking and snowshoeing

All trails except the ski trails are available for winter hiking and snowshoeing. A frozen waterfall at Pictured Rock Cave awaits those brave enough to walk or snowshoe from the park office on Homestead Camp Road to Sugar Maple Nature Trail. Frozen waterfalls can also be found at Big Sand Cave and Little Sand Cave located on Sand Cave trail near the old park office.

The Park does not monitor ice conditions on the rivers. Be extremely cautious of ice conditions at all times.