LUDINGTON STATE PARK OFFERS JANUARY SNOWSHOE HIKES|
LANSING--Discover the fun of walking in snowshoes this month
at Ludington State Park. The park's interpreter will be
leading a two-hour guided snowshoe hike through the park's
wooded snow-covered sand dunes on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10
a.m. and 2 p.m.
Wernette said the park also offers two special "moonlight"
snowshoe hikes on Jan. 11 and 25, starting at 7 p.m. All
hikes will begin and end at the new log trail shelter
building, next to the front entrance parking lot. Warm
beverages will greet participants upon their return.
"Snowshoeing's popularity is growing because it is easy to
learn, offers an excellent low-impact aerobic workout and
enables young and old to go virtually anywhere," said Park
Interpreter Alan Wernette. "Snowshoes are relatively
inexpensive, and there's no need for groomed trails. That's
the real beauty of the sport."
A limited number of snowshoes will be available for those
who might not have a pair. The snowshoes fit adult shoes,
size 3 and higher. To reserve a pair, call the park office
at 231-843-8671, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
A state park motor vehicle permit is required for entry. A
daily permit is $4. The annual 2002 permit, which costs $20,
is now available at all Michigan State Parks and DNR
Operations Service Centers and, beginning March 1, at retail
hunting and fishing license dealers across Michigan.