For several years now, Friends of Ludington State Park have sponsored the snowshoe making classes at the park, and for a couple years at other parks, too.
This year, classes began in November and two are upcoming in December, according to the following schedule.
December 9 and 10, 2013 (one class over 2 evenings)
9th from 6 pm to 10 pm, Part 1
10th from 6 pm to 10 pm, Part 2
10 am to 6 pm (one day class)
Here are the details:
Participants will learn to weave a pair of traditional wooden snowshoes, similar to how the Native Americans crafted them for generations.
The cost for making a pair of snowshoes is $190 and includes the pre-formed wooden frames, lacing, high-quality bindings and personal instruction. Classes are designed to be fun, informative and interesting. Because this is an activity that requires concentration over long periods of time, it is suggested for ages 16 years and older.
These hand-made snowshoes can be used for hiking throughout the winter, given as holiday gifts, and / or used as a decoration in your home. Snowshoeing is an easy, inexpensive way to get outside and burn some calories during the winter months.
Class sizes are limited and reservations are required! Classes are limited to 10 participants. To make a reservation, please call Ludington State Park at 231-843-9261 or email Alan Wernette at firstname.lastname@example.org.