Visit our two visitor centers this winter to warm up or get moving outdoors. 


Columbia Crossing River Trails Center
41 Walnut Street, Columbia, PA 17512

Tadpole Time

Join us at Columbia Crossing with your littlest explorers with nature-themed stories for children ages 2-5 with their parents/ caretakers.  We’ll have a story, activities, a fun craft, and each month, a special theme. 

January 11 10:30 AM – Glow in the Dark

February 8 10:30 AM – Rocks!

March 8 10:30 AM – Blown Away: Wind



Zimmerman Center for Heritage
1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17512

Campfire Hikes

Winter doesn’t have to be spent cooped up indoors the entire season! Join us for Campfire Hikes starting from the Outdoor Nature Space at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage. These walks are rated moderate to easy and are appropriate for both adults and children. Please dress accordingly for walking through a winter wonderland for an hour or more. Themes will vary depending on the guide, group interests, and weather. Hikes will conclude with a cup of hot chocolate in hand while warming up next to a toasty campfire!

Registration is required. $5 for adults, ages 16 & under are free.

January 14 – 1:30 PM
January 28 – 1:30 PM
February 11 – 1:30 PM
February 25 – 1:30 PM
March 11 – 1:30 PM
March 25 – 1:30 PM

Old Times Lecture Series at The Zimmerman Center

The Zimmerman Center is bringing back its popular lecture series connecting you with the lasting heritage of Susquehanna River and the two counties it connects. This year we want to bring back “old times” with some of our favorite lecturers, stories of the past, and the friendly atmosphere our setting creates.

Registration Required. $10 per person.

January 11 – 6:30 PM – Petroglyphs Lecture with Paul Nevin
March 8 – 6:30 PM – Construction of Safe Harbor Dam 1930-1931 Lecture with Mark Arbogast

Native Winters

Winter comes with challenges. Even in our modern world, winter storms and cold can bring our lives to a standstill. Imagine when this area was the Susquehannock homeland. Join Zimmerman Center Director Paul Nevin to learn what a Susquehannock Winter entailed. This event will begin in the new Susquehannock gallery, followed by a guided trek to Native Lands County Park where the last traditional settlement of the Susquehannock people stood. This hike is rated moderate. Please dress appropriately for the weather! 

Registration is required. $10 per person. Program may be canceled in the event of snow or poor weather conditions. Refunds will be provided.

February 18 – 1:00 PM