Events

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Feb
2
Sat
Candlelight Event
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Here we are about halfway through the winter, and so far, so good, though it would really be nice to have some snow! At Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, park staff and the Friends group are getting ready for the Candlelight Event to be held Saturday February 2, 2018, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Fight cabin fever by hiking, snowshoeing or skiing along 3+ miles of lighted trails. Lengths vary to accommodate different age/ability levels. Enjoy the outdoors after dark and listen for the barred owls and other night sounds.
To make best use of our parking, we suggest that families with children come earlier, and adults come later, within the timeframe. This has been working very well.
Details can be found at the park website, and soon on the Friends website and facebook page.
We need volunteers for this event to be successful. There are 2 opportunities for you to help out- please consider!
 
1. Wednesday January 30th from 10 am until noon, we will have a work session to assemble candlearia and other tasks as needed. Please just show up at the park office at 10 if you can help. From there we will head to the shop, and should be finished in about an hour.
2. We will need numerous volunteers on the day of the event, February 2nd, to help with parking, directing participants to the trails, lighting candlearia, cleanup, and other tasks. I’m forwarding an email from park staff with more details. Please respond to park staff as directed in that email.
Thank you- hope to see you there!