Visit Johnstown PA | Winter Recreation

Winter Activities

Cross-Country Sking
Visit Johnstown Pa | Cross-Country Sking
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

Three to four miles of trail described as “relatively easy terrain.”

Ghost Town Trail

Located in Indiana and Cambria Counties, this rail trail offers 43 miles for cross-country skiers.

Prince Gallitzin State Park

Seven miles of “groomed” trails are available for this popular activity. 

Visit Johnstown Pa | Snowmobiling
Prince Gallitzin State Park

Registered snowmobiles may use the 20-mile trail network. Snowmobiles may be operated on designated trails and roads from the day following the last deer season in December until April 1, weather permitting.

Laurel Ridge State Park

The 13,625-acre Laurel Ridge State Park stretches along Laurel Mountain from the picturesque Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle, to the Conemaugh Gorge near Johnstown. Snowmobiles are restricted to designated trails.

Pennsylvania Game Commission Southwest Region Game Lands

State Game Land #42’s trail is 26 miles and encompasses Cambria, Somerset and Westmoreland counties. State Game Land #79’s trail is nine miles and is located in Cambria and Indiana counties. State Game Land #108’s trail is seven miles in Cambria County. Gallitzin State Forest provides 21 trail miles in Cambria and Somerset counties.

On The Ice
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Ice Boating

Ice boating is available on Glendale Lake at Prince Gallitzin State Park. Boats must display a state park launch permit.

Ice Skating

Ebensburg’s Lake Rowena, is one of the first lakes in the area to freeze and offer safe ice in a small, roped-off ice skating area. To obtain a report on the lake’s condition, phone the Ebensburg Borough office.

Indoor Ice Skating

Indoor ice skating is offered at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena (Johnstown) and the North Central Recreation Center (Ebensburg).

Ice Fishing

The 1,635-acre Glendale Lake is popular for ice fishing. Common species caught through the ice are Perch, Walleye, Pike and Crappies. Ice thickness is not monitored. For your safety, be sure the ice is four inches thick and carry safety equipment. Lake Rowena in Ebensburg is stocked with adult trout both during the regular season and as part of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Winter Trout Program. While Duman Lake also offers ice fishing opportunities. Rowena traditionally is one of the first in the area to develop safe ice each winter. To obtain a report on the lake’s condition, phone the Ebensburg Borough office.

Equipment Rentals
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Ski Den Sports

Johnstown’s leading supplier of outdoor sports equipment for the entire family. Quality skis, snowboards, skateboards, bicycles, climbing gear, apparel, accessories, and more! Repairs made. Daily rentals available.