Snowshoe Lacing Workshop at Hartwick Pines State Park and Logging Museum
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rob Burg
(989) 348-2537 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Snowshoe Lacing Workshop at Hartwick Pines
(October 20, 2009) Winter is fast approaching and it is time once again to think about winter recreation such as snowshoeing. Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling will be hosting three snowshoe lacing workshops on November 21st and 22nd, December 12th and 13th and January 30th and 31st. This is your chance to lace your own pair of snowshoes to be used during Michigan’s winter months. We will be holding three 2-day workshops this winter. The first workshop will be on Saturday and Sunday, November 22nd and 23rd, with a registration deadline of November 7. All three workshops will be held at the Michigan Forest Visitor Center at Hartwick Pines.
This is your chance to build your own pair of wood framed snowshoes. Snowshoe styles available will be the Huron Snowshoe (46 inches long by 12 inches wide, has a tail on it) and the Green Mountain Bearpaw (36 inches long by 10 inches wide, with no tail). While building your shoes, you will learn about the history of snowshoes, their use and why they are a popular pastime in Michigan. Also provided are detailed instructions to finish your shoes if they are not completed at the class. The workshops are very informal: wear comfortable clothes and bring along a sack lunch. The park will provide a variety of hot beverages.
Because of limited space, reservations are required for all classes. Reservation deadline for the November workshop is November 7, the December workshop has a November 30 deadline and the January workshop is January 16. Please call the Michigan Forest Visitor Center as soon as possible. Total cost is $160.00. A $25 deposit is required to secure your spot, and the remaining due at the workshop. For additional information and to have a registration packet sent to you, please call (989) 348-2537 or email email@example.com.
There will be several other programs offered at Hartwick Pines this winter. These include Cross Country Skiing by Lantern Light on January 2, 16, 30 and February 13 and 27 and guided snowshoe hikes on January 23, February 6 and 20. We will also be hosting a “Winter Trails Day” Snowshoe exposition and program on Saturday, January 9 from 10am-3pm. If you are new to snowshoeing, come out and tryout a variety of snowshoes and go along on guided snowshoe hikes and attend a number of winter nature programs. We will also be presenting a Winter Lecture Series of historical topics on four Sunday afternoons, December 7, January 17, February 14, and March 7. For more information, please call (989) 348-2537 or visit us on the internet at www.michigan.gov/hartwickpines and www.michigan.gov/loggingmuseum .