Grab your snowshoes or use a pair on hand, and come see the park in winter. On Saturday, Jan. 18, join Glendalough State Park’s park manager for a family friendly adventure on snowshoes. Meet at the Sunset Lake trailhead parking lot at 12:30 p.m. Dress for the weather and expect to snowshoe about 2 miles. Participants will head toward an overlook of Horse Pasture Slough to see if the creek is open, where viewees might get a glimpse of trumpeter swans or maybe some otters, ducks and geese. Space for this program is limited. Call the park at 218-261-6900 to reserve a spot and a pair of snowshoes, or for more information.
To extend a visit, bring a lunch to eat by the fire in the trail center, or reserve a cozy camper cabin for an overnight stay. In the event of extreme cold or winter storms, please call the park or check the park’s webpage under “visitor alerts” for program status.
Vehicles entering the park need either a daily ($7) or annual ($35) park pass, which can be purchased at the park entrance. Glendalough State Park is located 1.5 miles north of Battle Lake on State Highway 78 and 1.8 miles east on Ottertail County Highway 16 to the park entrance.