Shoe Years Hike: Lantern Lit Ski and Snowshoe

Ludington State Park
8800 W. M-116,
Ludington, MI 49431

Kick off the new year by enjoying crisp winter air during our free lantern lit ski and snowshoe events that will be offered on select Saturdays this winter (Jan. 6, 20 and Feb. 3, 17). The lighted trail begins at the warming shelter, located next to the parking lot at the end of State Highway M-116 and travels through the park's snow-covered, forested sand dunes. The park has over 40 pairs of snowshoes to loan out on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations will be accepted. Visitors are welcome to bring their cross country skis and/or snowshoes.

Park staff will be on hand to help visitors get started. Participants are advised to dress warmly in layers. A campfire will be available along the trail where visitors can warm themselves and enjoy a hot beverage while talking with park staff and volunteers from the Friends of Ludington State Park. For more information, contact Alan Wernette at [email protected] or 231-843-9261.

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 at the Secretary of State.

For camping reservations, visit or call 1-800-447-2757.

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