Pictured here, one of the candlelights along the trails at Maplewood State Park Feb. 23.

The deep and abundant snows of the winter of 2019  provided a marvelous backdrop for many winter enthusiasts who gathered recently to enjoy an enchanting Candlelight Event at Maplewood State Park.

More than 650 winter enthusiasts gathered in the winter wonderland for a grand evening of wonder and beauty hiking, skiing and snowshoeing along the candlelit trails.

The 2019 Candlelight Event at Maplewood State Park was a tremendous success thanks to the renowned hospitality of the Friends of Maplewood team of volunteers and a team of MNDNR Parks and Trails staff from the local area to help with accommodating for the extra snow removal, staffing and trail preparation for the event, noted Don Del Greco, Park Manager, Maplewood State Park.