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Contact: Tawnya Schoewe, 218/283-6670
Contact: Justin Olson, 218-286-5258
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN:Gather your family and friends and join a park ranger for guided snowshoe hikes in Voyageurs National Park. Learn the basics of snowshoeing, the history of the first snowshoes, and explore a variety of park locations.
Walk the grounds of historic Rainy Lake City:
Saturday, February 7, February 28, and March 21, 2014, 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Trek along the Oberholtzer Trail:
Saturday, February 14, March 7, and March 28, 2015, 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Visit the Black Bay Beaver Pond:
Saturday, February 21 and March 14, 2015, 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair free-of-charge from the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. Participants should meet inside the visitor center prior to the start of the hike. No fee or registration is required to attend.Afterwards, visitors are invited to warm up with a cup of cocoa, view exhibits, watch the park film, and look through the Jefferson National Parks Association bookstore.
Snowshoes are always available to borrow during visitor center hours, thanks to generous funding from the Friends of Voyageurs National Park.
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 401 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.