Don’t miss your chance to cross-country ski on trails lit only by candlelight! Skiers of every experience level and age are welcome, but you must bring your own equipment. Gather around the campfire for refreshments after your time out on the trail. Trails will be groomed for skiing if there is 4” of snow or more.
While pets are not allowed at this event, we invite you to hike or ski with your pets on our solar lit trails, November 5, 2017-March 11, 2018, see details above.
Not enough snow? Leave the skis at home and enjoy a candlelight hike, some hot refreshments around a campfire and the allure of the winter woods.
Check Site Advisories for any weather-related updates.
Historical Holidays 1854
Noon – 4 pm drop-in
Powers-Walker House, Glacial Park, Ringwood
Experience holiday preparations from days of old. Step back in time to visit the restored Greek Revival, Powers-Walker House and watch volunteers in historical attire preparing for winter and the holidays in the mid-19th century. Enjoy the scents of cooking on the wood stove and see the fresh tree decorated with homemade and natural trimmings. Experience the beauty of the season as it was in simpler times. Free.
Lost Valley Nature Detectives
— self-guided explorations
Check out the free exploration backpack to borrow binoculars, field guides and a scavenger hunt to help you search the wild spaces of Glacial Park. December features —Winter Survival! Learn different ways animals survive the winter. Play a puppet sorting game, take a winter fur test, and watch for birds at the feeders. Take a hike and look for signs of animals. Come back inside to build a beaver lodge!