Snowshoe lessons will be part of the winter activities at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
Snowshoe lessons will be part of the winter activities at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.

Washington County Parks feature snowshoe lessons starting Jan. 22

Experience snowshoeing at Lake Elmo Park Reserve this winter, led by a naturalist from Warner Nature Center, starting Jan. 22. During this program, participants will learn more about the ancient art of snowshoeing while improving their well-being with a good dose of physical exercise, fresh air, and nature.
The schedule is

  • Sunday, Jan. 22, 1 to 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 29, 1 to 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 5, 1 to 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 12, 1 to 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:45 p.m.

The cost is $5 per person for each lesson and includes equipment rental. Participants must be 9 years of age or older and accompanied by an adult. Registration is required as class size is limited; register on the Washington County website at www.co.washington.mn.us/parks under “Snowshoe lessons.”
Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring water. The lesson includes a one-mile hike.
The classes meet in the Eagle Point Trailhead parking lot. In case of inclement weather or poor snow conditions, lessons will be canceled. Call 651-430-8370 for updates. All vehicles must have a Washington County Parks vehicle permit ($7/day or $30/annual).
Lake Elmo Park Reserve is at the intersection of County Road 19 and County Road 10 (one mile north of Interstate 94) at 1515 Keats Ave. N. in Lake Elmo. 
For all Washington County programs and events, see www.co.washington.mn.us/parks.
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