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HAZLETON — The recent weather has now made it conducive to getting out and enjoying the snow while cross-country skiing, snowshoeing woodland walks and even ice fishing. Winter campfires, bird watching at filled feeders, tracking, snow and ice art and fort building also are great winter activities.
If these sound interesting to you, but you lack the equipment or knowledge to participate, then the Winter Family Fun Day at Fontana Park in Hazleton is your chance to participate and build your skills.
From 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fontana Park, naturalists, staff and volunteers will be set up for registered participants to try one or several winter recreational activities, depending on weather conditions. Periodic breaks to warm in the nature center will include a hot chocolate / apple cider station, and a campfire will be set up continuously outside with all the ingredients to make s’mores.
Registration for the Winter Fun Day is $5/family (you define what family is to you) and covers the hot drinks and snacks. Preregister at www.buchanancountyparks.com under "Public Events.“
If you lack suitable winter clothing items, contact organizers — a limited supply of both adult and children’s gear is available to borrow for the event.