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Events & Meetings
December 11th Christmas Party meeting Stonebridge Inn
All meeting are open to the public. Dinner starts at 6PM followed by our board meeting at 7PM
Winter Trail Days
Rail-Trail Council would like to invite you to chase away the winter blues and join us for "Winter Trail Days". If you are new to winter sports, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are easy to learn and fun for all ages. They also offer both fitness and social benefits. So whether you are a seasoned athlete or just want to try something new, join us for fun followed by hot chocolate at Cable's Deli!
A limited number of cross-country skis and snowshoes are available by loan at the office. Please call for availability. (570-679-9300 trails@nep.net)
Cross Country Skis and Snow Shoes are available for rent or sale at Chet's Place (570-679-2129)

2014-15 Event Schedule:
Sunday December 21, 2014 10 AM
Rail-Trail Headquarters (Cable's Deli) Union Dale Winter Solstice Celebration
Join Rail-Trail Council of NEPA on December 21st to celebrate the shortest day of the year with a morning of yoga followed by snowshoe/cross-country skiing! Why just snowshoe or spend time in the yoga studio when you can combine the two activities to create a different way to build strength and reduce stress. Tiffany Debish from Studio Be in Forest City will lead us through breathing and stretching exercises before heading out on the trail for snowshoe/cross-country skiing.

If you are new to winter sports, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are easy to learn and fun for all ages. We will hold a short clinic in snowshoe basics and will have snowshoes available to lend. Check our website for full list of our Winter Trail Day Events. www.nepa-rail-trails.org Cable's Deli will offer Winter Solstice lunch specials!

Reservations are need for yoga and snowshoe rental (570-222-4429 trails@nep.net) No charge for snowshoe rental/ $5 donation for yoga

What to bring: Water, Warm boots, Synthetic/wool layers of clothing that will stay warm when wet, Sun protection and Energy snacks
Sunday January 25th, 2015 1-3 PM
Winter Discovery Walk/Snowshoe
Discover what's going on in the natural world in winter. Join interpretative naturalist Nancy Wottrich for a winter walk/snowshoe on the D&H Rail Trail in Union Dale, PA. Our event will start at the Rail-Trail Headquarters next to Cable's Deli. The walk will focus on winter birds, evergreen plants and animal track identification. Bring binoculars and snowshoes (weather permitting). The event is perfect for children interested in the outdoors.
Saturday February 14th, 2015 10 AM
Valentine's Day Cross Country Ski/Snowshoe
Join Rail-Trail Council for a "sweet" time of snowshoeing and cross country skiing with your favorite valentine on Saturday February 14th. We leave from the Union Dale Trailhead at 10 AM and will break up into groups based on ability level. For those new to winter sports, cross country skiing and snowshoeing are easy to learn and fun for all ages. RTC will offer a short clinic in snowshoe basics and will lend snowshoes and skis (in limited supplies, advanced reservation needed). Please call or email the office if you plan to attend or need additional information. Question: 570-679-9300 trails@nep.net
Sunday March 8th, 2015 10 AM
Discover the secrets of the D&H Rail Trail
Snowshoe/Hike to interesting sites off the trail. This will be a moderate guided hike including some hills. Meeting place TBA. Check back for more information.
For more information email trails@nep.net or 570-679-9300
The 7th Annual D&H Distance Run and 5K Run   Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014    9AM Start Time
7th Annual Distance Run
The 13.1 mile race will be an "out and back" run on the D&H Rail-Trail from Forest City to Union Dale on Sept. 7, 2014 with a 9AM start, chip-timing. The run is a great tune-up for those training for the Steamtown Marathon and a great race for those attempting longer distance runs.
For all the race information and a registration form, visit the Marathon page. Any questions, contact the Rail-Trail office at (570) 679-9300.
This year the field is limited to the first 325 registrants. Register as soon as possible.
Susquehanna County PA
101 Things To Do In Susquehanna County
#3. "Ride your Mountain Bike on the D&H RAIL TRAIL from Forest City to the NY State border."
The Susquehanna County Commissioners invite you to experience the 101 best things to do in Susquehanna County: www.susquehanna.pa.us