Ludington State Park hosts first snowshoe walk of season

January 28, 2019 GMT

HAMLIN TWP. — The 7 or 8 inches of snow that accumulated this week allowed Saturday’s guided walking tours at the Ludington State Park to be the first walks this season to feature snowshoes.

“Finally this week, nature gave us what we’ve been asking for — a lot of snow,” said Alan Wernette, the park interpreter who leads the nature walks. “According to the weather forecast, by next Saturday, we’re supposed to get another 8-to-10 inches on top of this, which is great. That’s what we want ... It makes it great for winter activities.”

On Saturdays in January and February, the park hosts guided nature walks at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. On alternate Saturdays, there are also lantern-lit trail evenings for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

If the snow is deep enough, there are 60 pairs of snowshoes available for participants to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis.

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