How to Make Your Own Snowshoes at Michigan State Parks
If you’re looking for ways to get out and enjoy the wintery outdoors in Pure Michigan, snowshoeing is a great option. Read more as the Department of Natural Resources fills us in on how you can learn to make your own snowshoes this season.
Adapting to winter can be a matter of switching from flip-flops to waterproof boots, or in some cases – snowshoes. If you’re a do-it-yourselfer and love the invigorating feeling of spending time outdoors in the wintertime, a snowshoe-making class may be just the ticket.
Lacing the snowshoes takes a certain amount of focus and concentration. As anyone who has ever made their own pair will tell you, there’s pride in learning such a unique and timeless skill. Once you’re done, you’ve got a pair of snowshoes that’ll last, winter after snowy winter.
Sleepy Hollow State Park also offers two-day classes for a pair of traditional wooden Native American-style shoes. Participants will learn to weave a pair, all equipment included with registration. Class sizes are limited.
Tahquamenon Falls Education Programs.
Snowshoeing is something just about anyone can do. It’s the perfect combination of exercise and adventure for those of us who are more comfortable on level ground than on the heart-thumping downhill ski slopes and making your own is an even more fun way to get involved!
For more event details and registration fees, visit michigan.gov/dnr.