Will it be 6 more weeks of winter, or will Spring come early. Many of us outdoor enthusiasts are hoping that Punxsutawney Phil will NOT see his shadow. Each year, thousands of people travel to Punxsutawney, PA to partake in the yearly festival, alleviating some cabin fever and hoping that Phil will not see his shadow.
The Groundhog Day ceremony enters around a German belief of a semi-mythical groundhog named Punxsutaswney Phil. While the tradition remains popular today, analysis have found no consistent correlation between a groundhog seeing its shadow as an accurate assessment of an early spring.
The upcoming Groundhog Day on Sunday promises outdoor activites across the United States. Here are a few:
Springbrook State Park, Iowa
February 2 at 1:00 PM
Event: Six More Weeks of Winter Hike
Tuttle Creek State Park, Kansas
February 1 at 4:30 PM
Event: Groundhog Day Hike
Chimney Rock State Park – Chimney Rock, NC
14th Annual Groundhog Day Celebration and Guided Hike
February 2 at 10:00 am
Groundhog Day Family Hike
Eel River Preserve – Plymouth, MA
February 2 Times for registration: 10:00 AM 11:30 AM
Stage Nature Center – Troy, MI
Groundhog Day Celebration and Hike
Groundhog Day Celebration – Kroening Interpretive Center
February 2 1-3 PM
Groundhog Day hike
Gateway National Recreation Area – Queens, N.Y.
February 2 10 AM
Look for Groundhog hikes and other outdoor activities near you.
No shadows, Phil, no shadows.
Yearning for better weather,