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Make Your Own Snowshoes at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan Dec. 17

Tahquamenon Falls State Park will offer a snowshoe making workshop on Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tahquamenon Falls Brewery and Restaurant, located at the park’s Upper Falls parking lot.

Participants in the one-day workshop will weave a pair of traditional white ash snowshoes, choosing from three available styles: Ojibwa, Cross Country and Green Mountain. The snowshoes can be used for winter hiking, given as holiday gifts or hung as wall décor.

“This is a unique opportunity to learn how to make a pair of snowshoes by hand,” said DNR park interpreter and course instructor Theresa Neal. “Snowshoeing is a fun, calorie-burning winter activity for all ages to enjoy.”

The workshop registration fee of $170 includes all materials and equipment needed to make one pair of snowshoes. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required before Wednesday, Nov. 30. To register for the workshop, call the park at 906-492-3415. For more information about the workshops, go online to www.michigan.gov/dnrvisitorcenters and click on Tahquamenon Falls Education Program.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

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