Candlelight events

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If candlelight events are not already an annual tradition for you, let this be the season where you get out and experience winter adventure in a whole new light!

Short, easy trails will be lit with lanterns or luminaries, and you can drop in any time during the events to go whatever distance is comfortable for you. Afterward, warm up with refreshments by a crackling fire.

  • Anyone age 16 or older must carry a signed ski pass when using groomed cross-country ski trails in state parks or state forests, or on state trails or grant-in-aid trails.
  • Many parks offer rentals. See a list of cross-country ski rentals or snowshoe rentals.
  • Restrooms and vault toilets are open daily at all Minnesota state parks throughout the year.
  • Before you go... Find out the snow conditions.
  • Please note: Occasionally, due to extreme weather or poor snow conditions, an event may need to be canceled or changed. Generally a candlelight event will go on even when there's no snow - it just becomes a candlelight hike, rather than snowshoe or ski! When in doubt, call the park.

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Events

02/13/16

Glendalough State Park

Candlelight Ski

02/13/16

Glacial Lakes State Park

Candlelight Event

02/13/16

St. Croix State Park

Candlelight Event

02/13/16

Gateway State Trail

Gateway State Trail Candlelight Walk

02/13/16

Lake Bemidji State Park

Candlelight Ski Tour

02/13/16

Wild River State Park

23rd Annual Candlelight Ski/Snowshoe/Walk

02/13/16

Lake Maria State Park

Valentine's Candlelight Snowshoe and Walk

02/13/16

Lake Maria State Park

Candlelight Snowshoe Hike/Volkmarch

02/13/16

Jay Cooke State Park

Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe Event

02/20/16

Zippel Bay State Park

Candlelight Ski

02/20/16

Lake Carlos State Park

Candlelight Event

02/20/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Lantern Lit/Candlelight Snowshoe and Ski Event

02/20/16

Beaver Creek Valley State Park

Candlelight Ski

02/20/16

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Candlelight Ski

02/20/16

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Gooseberry Candlelight Event

02/20/16

Maplewood State Park

Candlelight Event

02/27/16

Old Mill State Park

Candlelight Ski

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