Ludington State Park offers moonlight snowshoeing|
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced three
evenings of snowshoeing by moonlight at Ludington State Park on Jan. 10,
24 and 31, starting at 7 p.m. The guided, two-hour hikes begin and end
at the park's trail shelter building, next to the front entrance parking
lot, and run through wooded, snow-covered sand dunes.
"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. "While
people are having fun, they will be learning more about the unique
resources of the park and if the night sky is clear, they also might see
some satellites and even a planet or two."
No reservations are needed for the outings. Participants are advised to
dress for the weather and bring a flashlight, as well as a friend and a
warm beverage to relax with in the heated trail shelter after the hike.
A limited number of snowshoes are available for those who need them. The
snowshoes fit adults with size-3 shoes and larger. To reserve a pair,
call the park office at 231-843-8671, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to
A state park motor vehicle permit is required for entry. Permits
are $4 for the day or $20 for an annual, which is valid at any state