Once you pass through Emporium, DCNR land offers hundreds of acres of designated snowmobile areas to explore.
From the seat of a snowmobile, you can explore the West Creek Recreational Trail. This 18-mile trail once connected Cameron and Elk Counties by rail. Bring a camera as the trail winds through woods and streams known to be home to elk, deer, and eagles.
To reach the end point in St. Marys
from I-80, take Exit 97, and head north on US 219.
Go 10.4 miles, and turn right onto US 219/Main St.
Go 6.5 miles, and turn right onto Toby Road/SR 2003.
Go 6.7 miles, and continue straight onto SR 2007.
Go 0.8 mile, and turn left onto Irishtown Road/SR 2007. Go 1.2 miles, and stay straight on Old Kersey Road/SR 2007.
Go 1.9 miles, and turn left onto SR 255/S. St. Marys Road/Million Dollar Hwy.
Go 2.8 miles, and bear right onto SR 120/Railroad St. Go 200 feet, and bear left onto Lafayette St.
Go 370 feet, and turn right onto Washington St.
Go 1.9 miles, and go straight onto W. Creek Road.
Go 0.3 mile, and turn right onto the access road for the West Creek Wetland Learning Center trailhead parking lot.
Another trailhead is located 0.6 mile farther east on W. Creek Road.
To reach the endpoint in Emporium
from I-80, take Exit 178, and head north on US 220.
Go 7.1 miles.
Take Exit 111, and turn left onto Paul Mack Blvd.
Go 0.7 mile, and stay straight onto SR 120/N. Jay St.
Go 0.2 mile, turn left onto SR 120/E. Water St.,
Go 1.1 miles. Bear right onto SR 120/Susquehanna Ave.
Go 71.4 miles. Turn left to stay on SR 120 W/E. Allegany Ave.
Go 0.1 mile, turn left onto E. Second St. at the caboose, and look for parking on the right.
Cross Country Skiing
Sand Springs is groomed for Cross Country Skiing. 3.0-mile out-and-back trail, featuring a variety of slopes and curves, for those who want more than just some exercise.
If snow shoeing is more your speed, all trails are welcome to snow shoe traffic.