Welcome to 2014!! Funny how those new years keep coming like clockwork! This year Devil’s Lake State Park participated in the First Day hike program by holding a “Learn To Snowshoe” gathering out on Roznos Meadow. Despite the cold temperatures, about 21 people attended including a lot of kids! We strapped on our snowshoes and explored about 2 miles of trail. Along the way, we learned about the glaciers that once covered this area AND we even saw a bald eagle soaring along the bluffs in the distance. I’ve posted a few more pictures right here.
If you missed the New Year’s Day event, you might want to join the park naturalist tomorrow, Saturday Jan 4th from 1 pm to 3 pm for a snowshoe hike up the West Bluff. Everyone will meet at the South Shore boat launch parking lot and head up from there. This is a pretty steep climb and not for folks who haven’t snowshoed before. If you’re up to it, the reward is some great winter views of the lake and the Baraboo Hills stretching off into the distance under a blanket of snow. Click here for Details.
Saturday night from 6 pm to 8 pm the Friends of Mirror Lake State Park will be hosting their Candlelight Hike/Ski/Snowshoe event at Mirror Lake State Park between Baraboo and Wisconsin Dells. Join the Friends and park staff for a fun-filled winter evening on the trails. Bring the whole Family! There will be 2 easy trails lit by torches. One will be for skiers and the other for everyone to enjoy. When you are not on the trail you can enjoy some of the warm tasty food and goodies that the Friends will have for sale and keep warm by the bonfires. The new 2014 Wisconsin State Park Stickers will be available for purchase the night of the hike as well.