Celebrate winter at Shawnee

Sponsored by Shawnee Mountain and Coca-Cola, Shawnee Winter Carnival will include fun activities and is open to all. Skiing demonstrations, several food vendors, giveaways, outdoor BBQ, entertainment and après ski party are scheduled.

When: Starts 9 a.m. Sunday

Where: 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg

Info: Call 570-421-7231 or go to


Public Maple Sugaring Day is around the corner

Learn the science of maple trees, learn the history of maple sugaring and see real maple syrup made on a 90-minute tour of the Sugarbush at Meesing Outdoor Site. Tour stops include presentaitons on Native American and early pioneer methods of making maple syrup, evaporator processes and methods of identifying and tapping a maple tree. After the tour, taste some local syrup on freshly made pancakes. Dress to be outside and walking on potentially icy/snow covered trails.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 7

Where: Meesing Outdoor Site, 1254 Marshalls Creek Road, East Stroudsburg

Cost: $6/adult and $4/children under 12; all members of the EE Center and all tree sponsors attend free of charge. Cash or check only.

Info: Go to

Bring the pups to Upper Paradise Preserve

The Wildlands Conservancy will lead a hike along Pocono Heritage Land Trust's Henry's Crossing and Upper Paradise Preserves, following an old fire road for 3.5 - 4 miles total, at one point crossing Cranberry Creek. Leashed dogs welcome, no bathrooms available.

When: 1-3 p.m., Sunday, March 8

Where: Upper Paradise Preserve, at the Paradise-Price Preserve's trailhead across Henry's Crossing Road. GPS: 41.132417, -75.263500

Cost: Free

Info: Register online at

Learn the art of turkey calling

Hunters will have the opportunity to prep for turkey season in Pennsylvania and take their turkey calling skills and tactics to the next level with seminars by some of the best in the industry. Learn turkey calling tips from World Turkey Calling Champion Matt Morrett and Petersen’s Bowhunting Editor Christian Berg, as well as other presentations from experts. Proceeds from The Art of Turkey Calling benefit ArtsQuest’s free Step Outdoors festival for families May 30-31, as well as the conservation work of the Jerry Zimmerman Memorial & Walking Purchase Chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

When: Presentations begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 18.

Where: The SteelStacks

Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Info: Visit or call 610-332-3378.