DNR offers snowshoe-building workshop at Tahquamenon Falls State Park Dec. 16

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NEWBERRY, Mich. (WLUC) - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will offer a snowshoe-building workshop at Tahquamenon Falls State Park Saturday, Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This all-day workshop, for ages 16 and older, will take participants step by step through the process of weaving their own traditional wood-framed snowshoes.The cost for the workshop is $180 per person, which includes one pair of wood frames, tubular nylon lacing, boot bindings and personalized instruction.

Participants can choose from three styles of snowshoe: Bearpaw, Ojibwa and Alaskan. The class will meet at the Upper Falls Tahquamenon Brewery and Restaurant, located inside the park at 24109 Falls Road in Newberry. Sign up on the Michigan e-store by Nov. 27. Cancellations must be made by Dec. 2 to ensure a full refund. Participation is limited to 12.

For more information, and to select a snowshoe style and size, please contact Theresa Neal at 906-492-3415 or nealt1@michigan.gov.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Tahquamenon Falls State Park and can be purchased at the park entrance.

The snowshoe-building workshop is part of the DNR’s Outdoor Skills Academy, which offers in-depth, expert instruction, gear and hands-on learning for a range of outdoor activities at locations around the state. Learn more about the Outdoor Skills Academy at michigan.gov/outdoorskills.

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