- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

OHIOPYLE, Pa. (AP) - Ohiopyle State Park has canceled Winterfest due to a lack of, well, winter.

Officials at the park about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh specifically cited a lack of snow in canceling Saturday’s event.

Winterfest was supposed to offer sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and rides on a horse-drawn sleigh. But warmer temperatures and rainfall melted the park’s snow over the weekend.

Officials aren’t postponing the event, but simply canceling it and trying again next year.

The park has canceled the event at least one other time, due to a snowstorm a few years ago that would have made it dangerous to get to the park.

The park is hosting a Volunteer Trail Day on Saturday instead. Workers will clear the park’s paths of downed trees and other obstacles.


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