Ludington State Park offering lantern lit ski and snowshoe events

LUDINGTON — Kick off the new year by enjoying crisp winter air during our free lantern-lit ski and snowshoe events that will be offered on select Saturdays this winter (Jan. 6, Jan. 20 and Feb. 3, Feb. 17).

The lighted trail begins at the warming shelter, located next to the parking lot at the end of State Highway M-116. and travels through the park’s snow-covered, forested sand dunes. The park has more than 40 pairs of snowshoes to loan out on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations will be accepted. Visitors are welcome to bring their cross-country skis and/or snowshoes.

Park staff will be on hand to help visitors get started. Participants are advised to dress warmly in layers. A campfire will be available along the trail where visitors can warm themselves and enjoy a hot beverage while talking with park staff and volunteers from the Friends of Ludington State Park. For more information, contact Alan Wernette at wernettea@michigan.gov or (231) 843-9261.

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