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Van Riper State Park - Lantern-lit Snowshoe

Old Wagon Road trail sign with lantern attached

Van Riper State Park - Lantern-lit Snowshoe

2023-01-21T00:00:00Z 2023-01-21T02:00:00Z Van Riper State Park - Lantern-lit Snowshoe

Plan a trip to Van Riper for a lantern-lit hike through the park! With kerosene lanterns guiding your way, there is a 1.5 mile self-guided loop winding through the snow-filled woods. Start the trail at the Peshekee River Rustic Cabin, it will be open with a warm fire beckoning inside.

The trail will be packed, but please bring your snowshoes; the park will have a limited supply available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Park staff will monitor conditions and cancel the event in the occurrence of inclement weather (severe storms/temperatures). Any cancellation will be posted on the Van Riper Facebook page.

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit MIDNRReservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.

Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.

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Van Riper State Park 851 County Road AKE, Champion, MI 49814 GPS/Map Coordinates: 46.529319,-88.001657 Meeting location: Start the trail at the Peshekee River Rustic Cabin
Location

Van Riper State Park
851 County Road AKE, Champion, MI 49814

GPS/Map Coordinates: 46.529319,-88.001657

Meeting location: Start the trail at the Peshekee River Rustic Cabin

Event Date

Start: January 20, 2023 7:00 PM

End: January 20, 2023 9:00 PM

Contact Information
Ryan Brown

Van Riper State Park

Plan a trip to Van Riper for a lantern-lit hike through the park! With kerosene lanterns guiding your way, there is a 1.5 mile self-guided loop winding through the snow-filled woods. Start the trail at the Peshekee River Rustic Cabin, it will be open with a warm fire beckoning inside.

The trail will be packed, but please bring your snowshoes; the park will have a limited supply available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Park staff will monitor conditions and cancel the event in the occurrence of inclement weather (severe storms/temperatures). Any cancellation will be posted on the Van Riper Facebook page.

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit MIDNRReservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.

Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.

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