Cooksburg, PA – There’s no snow forecasted for Saturday, don’t let that stop you from taking a trip for Snowman in the Forest Day.

This Saturday, Cook Forest will be celebrating with a chili contest at 11:30, then horse-drawn carriage rides, sled riding, a hike, the Happy Dog Contest, and prizes.

Learn more about the event and about Cook Forest at their website and their Facebook page.

Various activities will be held at the new River Shelter by the playground on River Road approximately 1-mile up-river from the Park Office:

1130am – lunch provided, Chili Cook-Off (hot & mild divisions)

1130am-230pm – carriage rides, sledding, snowman building, ice skating (ice skates available)

1200-100pm – Snowshoe interpretive hike within the old growth forest along Cook Trail, meet at the new River Shelter

100pm – Happy Dog Contest

200pm – door prize awards

Come sample the chili during the ‘Free Chili Cook-Off’, that is, after the judges have tried some first. Hot chocolate and coffee will be on hand to help take the chill out of your bones. Enjoy a wonderful day among family and friends in Cooksburg’s winter wonderland. Event sponsored by the Cook Forest Vacation Bureau.

Winter has arrived in Cook Forest! Have you made your reservations to get away? Come for the holidays or plan for winter break. Snowman in the Forest is February 16, 2019 so don't delay! Consider a gift certificate for your favorite Cook Forest fan this year or make your reservations for a Valentine's getaway. More information at

Posted by Cook Forest Vacation Bureau on Friday, December 7, 2018

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