Groundhog Day 2018 Punxsutawney PA

Made the trek to Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney PA for the 132nd Groundhog’s Day celebration. We arrived there at about 4 am at the Walmart and purchased our bus tickets for $5 each. We rode the school bus to the top which is about 1 1/2 miles away. The temperature was 14 degrees but wind chill made it 4 degrees. At first everything was fine but after about an hour my toes and fingers started to get cold.

The inner circle arrived a little after 7 am and Punxsutawney Phil emerged and told us there will be 6 more weeks of winter. If you are near to Punxsutawney you should try and experience this just once. This was our second time – the first one was 4 years ago. Warning – If you’ve seen the movie Groundhog Day then you will be in for a shock. None of the movie was filmed in Punxsutawney and unlike the movie, Gobblers knob is not in the middle of town but out on a hill side above town. Other than that, the people are friendly and it’s a good time for all ages (If they can brave the cold for 2-3 hrs). BTW: Gates open at 3 am so the earlier you are the better the view but I think you would be ok if you can get there by 5:30 am.