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Snowshoe Building Workshop

Sleepy Hollow State Park
7835 E. Price Road,
Laingsburg, MI 48848-9438
Description

Participants will learn to weave a pair of traditional wooden snowshoes, similar to the ones Native Americans made for generations, in this two-day class. The class starts Friday, Feb. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. and will continue Saturday, Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The cost for making a pair of snowshoes is $180 and includes the pre-formed wooden frames, lacing, high-quality bindings and personal instruction. The class size is limited to a maximum of eight participants; reservations are required. 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. Please note the classes are split over two days. For more information or to register, please call the park. Another session will be held Feb. 16 and 17.

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 www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-447-2757.

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