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Candlelight events

Candlelight event

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.

Purchase a vehicle permit today and get a year of unlimited visits to all of Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas.

Events Calendar

12/30/17

Zippel Bay State Park

Candlelight Ski/Snowshoe/Hike

12/31/17

Fort Snelling State Park

New Year's Eve Candlelight Walk

01/13/18

Blue Mounds State Park

Candlelight Hike

01/20/18

Lake Bronson State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

01/20/18

Lake Bemidji State Park

Candlelight Ski

01/20/18

St. Croix State Park

Candlelight Event

01/20/18

Split Rock Creek State Park

Candlelight Hike

01/27/18

Itasca State Park

Lantern Lit Snowshoe and Ski Event

01/27/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe

01/27/18

Minneopa State Park

Winter Fest

01/27/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

01/27/18

Hayes Lake State Park

Candlelight Snowshoe

01/27/18

Buffalo River State Park

Candlelight Event

01/27/18

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Lori Goulet Reich

01/27/18

Frontenac State Park

Frontenac Candlelight Ski/Snowshoe/Hike

01/27/18

Rice Lake State Park

Candlelight Event

02/03/18

Lake Maria State Park

Candlelight Hike

02/03/18

Zippel Bay State Park

Candlelight Ski/Snowshoe/Hike

02/03/18

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Candlelight Event

02/03/18

Afton State Park

Afton Candlelight Hike

02/03/18

William O'Brien State Park

Candlight Walk Along the St. Croix River

02/03/18

Root River State Trail - Whalen

Whalan Candlelight Ski

02/04/18

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Candlelight Snowshoe and Hike Event

02/10/18

Glendalough State Park

Candlelight Ski

02/10/18

Sakatah Lake State Park

Candlelight Hike

02/10/18

Hayes Lake State Park

Candlelight Snowshoe

02/10/18

Jay Cooke State Park

Candlelight Ski, Hike and Snowshoe Event

02/10/18

Lake Bemidji State Park

Candlelight Snowshoe

02/17/18

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Gooseberry Falls State Park Candlelight Event

02/24/18

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Lantern Lit Snowshoe Event along Schoolcraft Trail

02/24/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

02/24/18

Lake Bronson State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

02/24/18

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Julie and Bill Kaiser

02/24/18

Maplewood State Park

Canlelight Event

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