Part 1: Friday, Nov. 1, 6 to 10 p.m.
Part 2: Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
8800 W. M-116, Ludington, MI 49431
Participants will learn to weave a pair of traditional wooden snowshoes, like the Native Americans crafted them for generations.
These handmade 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.
The cost for making a pair of snowshoes is $180, which includes the preformed wooden frames, lacing, high-quality bindings and personal instruction.
The two-day class is 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 and older.
Reservations are required, and class size is limited to six.
The class is held at Ludington State Park’s warming shelter.
This class is part of the Department of Natural Resources 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 at Michigan.gov/OutdoorSkills