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.
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!
Look for the announcement of this year’s dates on the Friends of Ludington State Park Facebook page.