Several winter programs are planned at Glendelough State Park, near Battle Lake.
Saturday, December 3 (9:30 – 11:30 a.m.) – A Home for our Native Bees (Holiday Gift Program)
We have hundreds of native bee species and the honey bee is not one. They live different lives and in different places. We will take a look at some of them and the many other wonders of insects like bees, while putting your creative and craftsmanship skills to work. This is a “make and take” program, so participants will leave with one or more projects they can use at their own home or give away as holiday gifts. Projects will follow the pollinator theme…bee houses and others, so there will be something that interests you regardless of your age. Participants are required to pre-register by Monday, November 28th and the program is limited to 15 people. Please call (320) 852-7200 to register or for more information.
Saturday, January 21 (1 – 3 p.m.) – Snowshoe Along the Creek
Grab your snowshoes or rent a pair of ours and come see the park in the winter. We will hike towards Horse Pasture Slough to see if the creek is open, where you might get a glimpse of trumpeter swans or maybe some otters, ducks, and geese. Join the Naturalist at the Glendalough Trail Center for this winter adventure.
Saturday, February 11 (6:30 – 9 p.m.) – Candlelight Ski
Ski the one and a half miles of lighted and groomed trail. Warm up afterwards with some hot cider and a s’more by the fire in the Trail Center. Skis of all sizes can be rented at the park if you don’t have your own, so come join us for a fun evening! Participants over the age of 16 who will be on skis will need a Minnesota Ski Pass.
If you are interested in volunteering with set-up, lighting or take-down of candles, please call the park at (218)864-0110. Volunteers get free ski rental!