The Winter Outings series continues with a snowshoe or traditional hike, eagle watching and the chance to try a rock climbing wall.

Free guided hike

Snowshoe or hike the Mount Tom Trail near Wellsboro at 8:45 a.m. this Saturday, January 29.

At 9:00 a.m., participants will begin hiking the Mount Tom Trail. This slow-paced, free guided hike/snowshoe will be an ascent of over 1,100 feet to take in stunning views of Ansonia and the upper Pine Creek Valley. It can take up to three hours.

Experience and conditioning are a must for this preview of the arduous course of the next Mount Tom challenge on Sunday, February 13. Dress in layers. Bring a snack and water.

Limited snowshoes will be available. Those who have equipment should bring it. Traction aids will be required.

For more information, call 570-724-8561.

eagle watch

At 9 a.m. on Sunday, January 30, the free one-hour Eagle Watch led by local expert Matt West will be at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tioga-Hammond Lakes Connecting Channel Overlook near the spillway at 94-98 South Main Street in the borough of Tioga.

Bring a camera and binoculars. A limited number of spotting scopes and binoculars will be available. The Tioga County Woodland Owners Association is co-sponsoring the January 30 event and providing free hot chocolate and snacks.

A second Eagle Watch with West minus refreshments will take place at 9 a.m. at the same location on Sunday, February 6.

For more information, call 570-835-5281.

Climb the wall

Individuals and families are invited to participate in Community Climbing Day and experience the free climbing wall on Saturday, February 5 from 2-6 p.m. at Mansfield University’s Kelchner Fitness Center at 80 St. Clinton, Mansfield. Registration is mandatory.

Trained staff will provide guidance and climbing gear is available. The climbing wall is 80 feet wide and 29 feet high. Attendees must wear a mask while in the fitness center.

To register, email [email protected] For more information, visit or the Kelchner Fitness Center Facebook page, or call 570-662-4865.

Lyman Run Racket

With cold temperatures expected to continue, the winter adventure hike at Lyman Run State Park will be snowshoeing. At 8:45 a.m. Sunday, February 6, meet outdoor enthusiasts Chip Harrison and John Halter in the Day Use parking lot near the Lyman Run State Park Pavilion at 454 Lyman Run Road, Galeton.

Adults and children are welcome. The one mile round trip hike that will take them to the beach and then onto Fisherman’s Trail. Snowshoers will cross Lyman Lake to return to the parking lot. It’s free.

Those with snowshoes are encouraged to bring them. Snowshoes will also be available and provided free of charge for those who do not have one. Wear waterproof boots, dress for the weather, and bring snacks and water.

This winter outing may be canceled due to trail conditions or become a traditional hike if there is no snow. For more information, call 570-439-1826 or 1-814-435-5010.

Additional information for all events can be found at Step Outdoors Tioga County on Facebook or