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Ludington State Park - Dec. 17-18, Snowshoe-Making Class

closeup of a workshop participant hands building a snowshoe

Ludington State Park - Dec. 17-18, Snowshoe-Making Class

2022-12-17T15:00:00Z 2022-12-18T21:00:00Z Ludington State Park - Dec. 17-18, Snowshoe-Making Class

Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants will learn to weave a pair of traditional wooden snowshoes, like how Native Americans crafted them for generations.

Classes are designed to be fun, informative and interesting. Because this is an activity that requires concentration over long periods of time, participants must be age 16 and older.

These lifelong quality handmade snowshoes can be used for hiking throughout the winter, given as holiday gifts and/or used as a decoration in your home. Snowshoeing is an easy, inexpensive way to get outside and burn some calories during the winter months.

The cost for making a pair of snowshoes is $190, which includes the preformed wooden frames, lacing, high-quality bindings and personal instruction. Class size is limited, and reservations are required.

To register for this class, go to Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses and click on the "Purchase a license" button. Sign in (using either a username and password or your ID and birthdate), and find the class under the Outdoor Skills Academy tab.

For more information contact Alan Wernette at 231-843-9261 or WernetteA@Michigan.gov.

Recreation Passport is required for entry into Ludington State Park. The class will meet at the park's warming shelter.

This class is part of the Department of Natural Resources 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 at Michigan.gov/OutdoorSkills.

8800 W. M-116

Ludington, Michigan, 49431

Event Date

Start: December 17, 2022 10:00 AM

End: December 18, 2022 4:00 PM

Contact Information
Alan Wernette

Park Interpreter, Ludington State Park

Saturday, Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants will learn to weave a pair of traditional wooden snowshoes, like how Native Americans crafted them for generations.

Classes are designed to be fun, informative and interesting. Because this is an activity that requires concentration over long periods of time, participants must be age 16 and older.

These lifelong quality handmade snowshoes can be used for hiking throughout the winter, given as holiday gifts and/or used as a decoration in your home. Snowshoeing is an easy, inexpensive way to get outside and burn some calories during the winter months.

The cost for making a pair of snowshoes is $190, which includes the preformed wooden frames, lacing, high-quality bindings and personal instruction. Class size is limited, and reservations are required.

To register for this class, go to Michigan.gov/DNRLicenses and click on the "Purchase a license" button. Sign in (using either a username and password or your ID and birthdate), and find the class under the Outdoor Skills Academy tab.

For more information contact Alan Wernette at 231-843-9261 or WernetteA@Michigan.gov.

Recreation Passport is required for entry into Ludington State Park. The class will meet at the park's warming shelter.

This class is part of the Department of Natural Resources 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 at Michigan.gov/OutdoorSkills.