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Dates: 1/1/2018 - 12/30/2018
City / State: Punxsutawney, PA
Event Name: Walking in the Weather Capital
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 109478 2018/Y1993
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K 10K 15K - 2B
Description: Open 24/7. The trail is comprised of three 5k loops. The first loop is through the historic parts of town on some uneven sidewalks and a grassy path. The second loop will take you up a hill to Gobblers Knob on a roadway shoulder. The third loop is along the Mahoning Shadow Rail Trail. It is recommended during inclement weather to walk the historic town loop twice and then drive up to Gobblers Knob. The roadway shoulder and rail trail may not have snow removed for walking.
Amenities: Strollers: hard | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Alternative Capitals, Amphitheatres, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Cities in Song, Honoring Our Flag, Lady Liberty Special Program, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, National Register of Historic Places, Take a Walk In a City Park, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, Trekking With the Trees, Underground Railroad, United States Post Offices, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Dawn to 2 hours before dusk.
Location: Shop-n-Save
Start Point / Driving Directions: 201 Hampton Ave, Punxsutawney, PA 15767. From I-80 West Exit 78 Brookville: SR 36 South to Punxsutawney. From I-80 East Exit 101 DuBois: SR 255 South, SR 219/SR 119 South thru Dubois, Stay on SR 119 South to Punxsutawney. From PA Turnpike Exit 146 Bedford: I-99/SR 220 North towards Altoona, SR 22 West to Ebensburg, SR 219 North to Carrolltown, SR 36 North to Punxsutawney. There is a parking lot at the start point. N 40.9461 W -78.9678
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Qualifies for PA County Challenge - Jefferson County
Punxsutawney is one of the most famous small towns in America thanks to a furry little critter named Punxsutawney Phil. Celebrating traditions brought over from Europe; in 1887, the town established the Ground Hog Club to celebrate Candlemas. This club's mascot has become the town's most famous resident. The walk will start out near Phil's Burrow and depending on which distance you choose you will make the trek up to Gobbler's Knob. After your walk, take your time to visit the Weather Discovery Center at 201 North Finley Street and the Historical Society at 401 West Mahoning Street.
Host Club: Susquehanna Rovers Volksmarch Club
Contact: Marcy Lucas (717) 979-3960
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