November & December
The Ludington State Park offers snowshoe making classes every fall.
Here was the 2015 schedule:
30 & 31--Friday 6pm-10pm and Saturday 8am-2pm
16 & 19--5-9pm, class over 2 evenings at Newaygo County Arts Center in downtown Fremont
4 & 5--Friday 6-10pm and Saturday 8am-2pm
Classes are held at the Warming Shelter (unless otherwise noted) and are limited to eight participants. Instructor guide you through the steps to making top-of-the-line traditional wooden snowshoes that will get you through the deep snowfalls, and will last for generations. The cost for making a pair of snowshoes is $200, which includes the pre-formed wooden frames, lacing, high quality bindings, and personal instructions. When you are finished, you have snowshoes you can use throughout the winter, or give them away as a unique gift. During the warmer months, you can display them as a decoration. Snowshoeing is inexpensive and a great way to burn some calories while enjoying the outdoors.
Reservations are required--call the Ludington State Park at (231) 843-9261, or email Alan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Michigan State Park Recreation Passport is required to enter the park and may be purchased at the park. Residents may also now purchase the $11 Recreation Passport when they renew their Michigan license plate at the Secretary of State office or through the Michigan e-store at www.michigan.gov/estore.
Ludington State Park Contact Info
Camping Reservations (Michigan DNR) (800) 447-2757 or Ludington State Park Michigan DNR reservations
Ludington State Park Local Office (231) 843-2423
Concessions & Watercraft Rental (231) 843-1888
Snowshoe Class Reservations/Special Programs (231) 843-9261
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