Cross Country Skiing — Laurel Ridge State Park (PA)

Description

This PA state park and the surrounding area get much more snow than Morgantown and the snow lasts longer. There are 30km of beginner to expert groomed trails. The concession ski area is open: 9am – 5pm Fri-Sun. Fees $6 adult, $3 kids. The concession provides rentals and food. During the week, there is no fee unless the rental center is open. A warming hut and bathroom are always open. Map.

Directions from Morgantown

Take I-68 E to exit 23 (Bruceton Mills). Get on rt. 26 north for 1 mile and turn left onto Clifton Mills Rd. (CR 8). At the state line this turns into rt 381. Go 9 miles and cross rt 40. Stay on 381 for 7 miles to Ohiopyle. Contunue on 381 for 2 miles and turn right onto Maple Summit Rd. Go 8 miles on Maple Summit and Clay Run Rd until you run into rt 653. Go right 1.4 miles to park entrance on right.

Travel Time:

11/2 hr

Activities:

Cross Country Skiing, Backpacking

Address:

Phone/Email: 724-455-3744

Laurel Ridge State Park, RD 3 Box 246, Rockwood PA 15557

Web resources:

www.paccsa.org/webcam.htm ,

http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/laurelridge/index.htm

ORC Resources:

NA

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