Walk or snowshoe by candlelight at Lake Bemidji State Park
The 1.5-mile trail starts and ends at the visitor center and is suitable for beginner-level snowshoers or hikers of all ages. The evening wraps up with a steaming cup of cocoa or cider near a crackling bonfire. Snowshoes can be rented or checked out at the park on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (218) 308-2300 in advance to confirm the availability of equipment.
A vehicle permit is required to enter Minnesota state parks. Although permits are available at the park, attendees can save time by getting one in advance. Visit www.mndnr.gov/reservations, log in (or create an account), click on “entry permit,” select a duration of “one-day” ($7) or “year-round” ($35), and continue as directed. You’ll receive an email with a permit that can be printed and displayed in your vehicle during your visit.
For updates, call the park at 218-308-2300.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.