Hartwick Pines State Park will again be offering special evening ski events where skiers will have a chance to enjoy one of the park’s groomed ski trails by lantern light. If you have visited Hartwick Pines during daylight hours throughout the year, these evenings will definitely give you a different perspective of the park. The ski nights will be from 6pm to 9pm on the Saturday evenings of January 11 and 25, and February 8 & 22, 2014. Over 75 lanterns will be lit along the 1.25 mile, groomed cross-country ski trail. The Michigan Forest Visitor Center will be open and visitors are welcomed to “thaw out” (or cool down) in our warming room where hot beverages (cider, tea, coffee and hot cocoa) and snacks will be offered. There is no charge to participate in these evening ski events; however, an $11 Michigan Recreation Passport is required to enter the park.