- Dec. 10 and 11: Registration deadline Dec. 2.
- Jan. 28 and 29: Registration deadline Jan. 20
- Feb. 25 and 26: Registration deadline Feb. 17
Two snowshoe styles are available. The Green Mountain Bearpaw, which measures 36 inches long by 10 inches wide, with no tail--will be made at the December and January workshops. The Ojibwa Snowshoe, which measures 54 inches long and 11 inches wide, canoe shaped with a pointed upturned toe--will be laced at the February workshop.
While building your shoes, participants will learn about the history of snowshoes, their use and why they are a popular pastime in Michigan. Participants also will receive detailed instructions to finish their shoes if they are not completed at the class. The workshops are very informal. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a sack lunch. The park will provide a variety of hot beverages and bottled water.
Future programs at Hartwick Pines State Park include cross country skiing by lantern light on Jan. 14 and 28, and Feb. 11 and 25, and several snowshoe hikes from Dec. 29 to March 3.