Friday, January 7, 2011

New Snowshoes and Lanterns for Young State Park- Charlevoix

person snowshoeing

a news release of the Michigan DNRE

A recent grant from the Charlevoix County Community Foundation will help Young State Park enhance its winter programming by purchasing new snowshoes and lanterns. The park is located at 02280 Boyne City Rd., near Boyne City, Michigan.

Young State Park will work with a Boyne City outfitter called No Boundaries, to procure the snowshoes. Staff from No Boundaries will provide assistance with the winter programs at the park.

Certified Heritage Interpreter, Maureen Stine, will guide the free and educational snowshoe hikes for park visitors. These hikes are geared toward families or anyone interested in learning more about the winter ecology in the park. The snowshoe hikes will be held in Young State Park at 1 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 15 and 29 and Feb. 12, 19 and 26.

Registration is not needed for the snowshoe hikes. There will be a warming fire and hot beverages to enjoy before and after the hike. Additionally, when the hike is complete, visitors are invited to attend an information session on the sports of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Other activities at Young State Park during the winter include hiking, dog walking and cross-country skiing, and Lake Charlevoix is great for perch and walleye fishing.

For more information about these programs, call 231-582-7523.
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