Mother Nature has finally lashed her fury on the northern tier of Pennsylvania. While the skiers and snowmobilers are rejoicing, what can those who prefer to stay warm do across the PA Route 6 as they wait for spring, fishing and camping?

6 Ways to Hibernate and Enjoy the Winter from Inside

1. Find a great fireplace and curl up with a blanket, good book and warm drink. No need to go outside, just watch the winter unfold by the window. Some unique lodging offering hibernation experiences this winter include Barnhaven, a renovated barn in Clermont, McKean County and Heritage House B&B on the Park in Carbondale.

2. Book a spa package and enjoy a weekend of pampering at the Lodge at Woodloch.

3. Find a hobby and spent some time away with a group of friends practicing your art. Knitting and quilting retreats can be found across the corridor. The Spruce Hollow Farm in Gibson offers knitting retreats in the northeast; while the Susquehannock Lodge hosts quilting retreats in Potter County.

4. Explore the Endless Mountains Wine Trail with a package through the Comfort Inn and Suites in Tunkhannock.

5. Pull up a chair in Pop’s Playroom at the Pop’s Culture Shoppe in Wellsboro to play games from the Demo Library or participate in an organized events like Chess Club, MahJongg, Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, and Game Nights .

6. Splash away the day in an indoor water park like Splash Lagoon in Erie or the new Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in the Poconos.

Read past Monthly Features:

November 2015-Ways to Relax and Restore Along Route 6

October 2015 - Sense Spectacular

September 2015 - Scenic Overlooks and Viaducts

August 2015 - Celebrating the Birth of Gifford Pinchot Across Route 6

June 2015 - Route 6 as a Transportation Corridor

May 2015 - PA Route 6 as a National Recreational Trail

April 2015 - The Real Artisans of PA Route 6

March 2015 - Maple Month

February 2015 - Washington and Lincoln Connections