DNR offers snowshoe-building workshop at Tahquamenon Falls State Park Dec. 16

Contact: Theresa Neal, 906-492-3415
Agency: Natural Resources

Nov. 7, 2017

close-up of woman's hands weaving a snowshoeThe Michigan Department of Natural Resources will offer a snowshoe-building workshop at Tahquamenon Falls State Park Saturday, Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

This all-day workshop, for ages 16 and older, will take participants step by step through the process of weaving their own traditional wood-framed snowshoes.

The cost for the workshop is $180 per person, which includes one pair of wood frames, tubular nylon lacing, boot bindings and personalized instruction.

Participants can choose from three styles of snowshoe: Bearpaw, Ojibwa and Alaskan (examples of these styles are available at www.snowshoe.com).

The class will meet at the Upper Falls Tahquamenon Brewery and Restaurant, located inside the park at 24109 Falls Road in Newberry.

Sign up on the Michigan e-store by Nov. 27. Cancellations must be made by Dec. 2 to ensure a full refund. Participation is limited to 12.

For more information, and to select a snowshoe style and size, please contact Theresa Neal at 906-492-3415 or nealt1@michigan.gov.

Recreation Passport is required for entry into Tahquamenon Falls State Park and can be purchased at the park entrance.

The snowshoe-building workshop is part of the DNR’s Outdoor Skills Academy, which offers in-depth, expert instruction, gear and hands-on learning for a range of outdoor activities at locations around the state. Learn more about the Outdoor Skills Academy at michigan.gov/outdoorskills.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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Learn how to weave your own traditional wood-framed snowshoes during a workshop at Tahquamenon Falls State Park Saturday, Dec. 16.