Take a Guided Snowshoe Walk at the Ludington State Park

January & February

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Looking for a great way to explore our winter wonderland? The Ludington State Park offers free guided snowshoe walks on Saturdays in January and February, weather permitting--so think snow! These one and a half hour guided programs will take you past some of the most beautiful State Park scenery, through woods and snow-covered sand dunes.


Saturdays in January
9th - 2pm
16th - 2pm & 6pm
23rd - 2pm
30th - 2pm & 6pm

Saturdays in February
6th - 2pm
13th - 2pm & 6pm

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Visitors can bring their cross country skis and/or snowshoes to ski or walk a lighted groomed trail through the Ludington State Park's snow-covered forested sand dunes. The trail starts from the Warming Shelter. You can borrow one of the park's snowshoes, but there are no cross country skis to loan out. No reservations are needed. The park also offers winter camping and heated mini cabins are available for rent.


Saturdays in January
2nd, 9th, and 23rd - 6-8pm

Saturdays in February
6th - 6-8pm

Tired of skiing or just want to try something different? Come out to experience for yourself the fun and benefit of walking in snowshoes! Your guide will teach you how easy it is to put on and use this winter-friendly footwear. Snowshoeing can burn up to 750 calories in one hour of moderate walking! It's also one of the safest winter activities around and can be enjoyed by anyone at any age.

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All walks begin and end at the Warming Shelter, located next to the parking lot at the park's entrance. The park loans out 40 pairs of snowshoes on a first-come, first-serve basis, so you may want to arrive a bit early if you plan to borrow a pair for the hike. These snowshoes will fit people of all ages, from age 10 and up. If you have your own snowshoes, bring them along--and invite a friend to enjoy the walk with you!

Dress warm in layers, and wear good fitting winter walking shoes or boots. Bring a flashlight if you're going to attend the Moonlight Walk.

The guided snowshoe walks are free and no reservations are required. However, a Michigan State Park Recreation Passport is required to enter the park and may be purchased at the park. Residents may also now purchase the $10 Recreation Passport when they renew their Michigan license plate at the Secretary of State office or through the Michigan e-store at www.michigan.gov/estore.

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Ludington State Park Contact Info

Camping Reservations (Michigan DNR) (800) 447-2757 or Ludington State Park Michigan DNR reservations
Ludington State Park Local Office (231) 843-2423
Concessions & Watercraft Rental (231) 843-1888
Snowshoe Class Reservations/Special Programs (231) 843-9261



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