Snowshoe Building Workshop

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From: Sleepy Hollow State Park

12/2/2016 - 12/3/2016

Contact Information:
Address:
7835 E. Price Road
Laingsburg, MI 48848-9438
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Sleepy Hollow State Park will offer several two-day snowshoe building classes in December, January and February. Participants will learn to weave a pair of traditional wooden snowshoes similar to the ones Native Americans made for generations.

Class Schedule:

  • Friday, Dec. 2nd: 5-9pm (Part 1)
  • Saturday, Dec 3rd: 9am-1pm (Part 2)
  • Friday, Dec. 9th: 5-9pm (Part 1)
  • Saturday, Dec 10th: 9am-1pm (Part 2)
  • Friday, Jan. 6th: 5-9pm (Part 1)
  • Saturday, Jan. 7th: 9am-1pm (Part 2)
  • Friday, Jan. 20th: 5-9pm (Part 1)
  • Saturday, Jan. 21st: 9am-1pm (Part 2)
  • Friday, Feb. 3rd: 5-9pm (Part 1)
  • Saturday, Feb. 4th: 9am-1pm (Part 2)

The cost for making a pair of snowshoes is $180 and includes the pre-formed wooden frames, lacing, high-quality bindings and personal instruction.

Class size is limited to a maximum of 8 participants; reservations are required. Classes are designed to be fun, informative and interesting. Because this is an activity that requires concentration over long periods of time, it is recommended for ages 16 and older.

These handmade snowshoes can be used for hiking throughout the winter, given as gifts, or used as a home decoration. Snowshoeing is an easy, inexpensive way to get outside and burn some calories during the winter months.

All classes are held at Sleepy Hollow State Park's headquarters. The park is located at 7835 E. Price Rd., Laingsburg (Clinton County). Please note the classes are split over two days.

To make a reservation or inquire about additional information, please call Sleepy Hollow State Park at 517-651-6217 or email Denise Smith at smithd8@michigan.gov.

Please Note: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources makes every effort to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information on the web calendar. However, dates occasionally change and events may be canceled for any reason. Please call the unit hosting the event to confirm dates and times prior to your arrival.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into all Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Check "YES" when you renew your license plate. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport.

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