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Hartwick Pines Logging Museum offers snowshoe-making workshops Jan. 24-25 and Feb. 21-22

Contact: Craig Kasmer or Ken Pott, 989-348-2537
Agency: Natural ResourcesJan. 7, 2015

This winter, the Hartwick Pines Logging Museum offers visitors two opportunities to make snowshoes:

  • The first workshop is Jan. 24-25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. During this workshop, participants will build Green Mountain Bearpaw snowshoes, which are 36 inches long by 10 inches wide. These snowshoes are best for persons 200 pounds or less. Registration deadline for this workshop is Jan. 17.
  • The second workshop is Feb. 21-22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. During this workshop, participants will build Ojibwa snowshoes, which are 54 inches long by 11 inches wide. These snowshoes are best for persons 200 pounds or more. Registration deadline for this workshop is Feb. 14.
The fee for either workshop is $175, which includes all materials and instruction. Each workshop is limited to 10 participants and pre-registration is required. The workshops will be held in the Michigan Forest Visitor Center at <a href="http://redirect.viglink.com?key=11fe087258b6fc0532a5ccfc924805c0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.michigandnr.com%2Fparksandtrails%2Fdetails.aspx%3Fid%3D453%26amp%3Btype%3DSPRK" target="_blank">Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling, Michigan.

A fact sheet and registration form are available online. For more information, contact Craig Kasmer at 989-348-2537 or [email protected].

A Recreation Passport grants vehicle access to any Michigan state park, boat launch, state forest campground or nonmotorized state trailhead parking. Residents can purchase the Passport for just $11 ($5 for motorcycles) at the time of Michigan license plate renewal through Secretary of State. Forgot to check "YES" during renewal? Residents and nonresidents can purchase a Recreation Passport window sticker during regular business hours at state parks. Learn more about how the Recreation Passport supports state parks and local outdoor recreation opportunities at www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport.

Hartwick Pines Logging Museum is one of 11 nationally accredited museums administered by the Michigan Historical Center, an agency within the Department of Natural Resources. For more information call 989-348-2537 or visit online at www.michigan.gov/loggingmuseum.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.





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