Winter Activities Guide

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Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a fun winter activity that gets all ages outdoors exploring the beauty of winter. You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.

State parks with snowshoe rentals ($6/day)

* At Wild River State Park, snowshoes are available for rent through a private concessionaire located at the park's Trail Center, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For rental rates or to reserve equipment, call Wild River Ski Rental at 651-257-0685.

Snowshoeing in SNAs

You can also snowshoe in a Scientific and Natural Area, where you'll enjoy some of the finest native habitats Minnesota has to offer.

Events Calendar

02/24/18

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Lantern Lit Snowshoe Event along Schoolcraft Trail

02/24/18

Minneopa State Park

Snowshoeing with Naturalist

02/24/18

Whitewater State Park

Snowshoe Saturdays

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 - 02/25/18

Lac qui Parle State Park

Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

02/24/18

Itasca State Park

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

02/24/18

Maplewood State Park

Candelight Event

03/01/18

Sibley State Park

CANCELED: Full Moon Hike or Snowshoe

03/01/18

Afton State Park

Full Moon Walk

03/17/18

Itasca State Park

Spring's a Coming! Hike

Please note: Occasionally, due to extreme weather or poor snow conditions, an event may need to be canceled or changed. When in doubt, call the park.