Calendar Spotlight: Snowshoe workshopLearn to make a pair of traditional wooden snowshoes during a snowshoe lacing workshop at Gooseberry Falls State Park.
Learn to make a pair of traditional wooden snowshoes during a snowshoe lacing workshop at Gooseberry Falls State Park. The workshop will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 21-22. Participants must call 834-3855 to register by Thursday, Jan. 5.
Workshop presenters will teach attendees how to string laces on pre-built wooden snowshoe frames and demonstrate how to use them. The $75 fee includes instruction, a snowshoe kit, and other materials. Class size is limited to 12 people. The workshop is designed for ages 10 and up. Attendees should meet at the visitor center theater, bring a sack lunch, and register in advance so the appropriate quantities and sizes of snowshoe kits may be ordered.
Snowshoeing is beginner-friendly outdoor activity and is a great way to explore Minnesota’s winter wilderness, according to the DNR.
Once participants finish their snowshoes, they can attend one of the learning to snowshoe programs held Feb. 11 and Feb. 18. There will also be a candlelight ski and snowshoe event 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 18.
Park visitors can ski or snowshoe trails lined with candle luminaries, warm up by the wood fireplace, and enjoy refreshments in the visitor center.