Try snowshoeing in SMP

Summit Metro Parks
1 min readJan 21, 2022

Joe Malmisur, Interpretive Naturalist

If you can walk, you can snowshoe!

Snowshoeing dates back over 6,000 years to when the Mongols came across the Siberian land bridge into North America. The ability to navigate in deep snow was paramount to hunting and surviving the harsh winters. Mimicking the exceptionally large feet of snowshoe hares and lynx, snowshoes have evolved from big pieces of bark latched to hunters’ feet to the high-tech aluminum or carbon fiber versions that are on the market today.

If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Come to Liberty Park Nature Center where we loan snowshoes at no cost when the snow is at least six inches deep. Try it out on your own or attend one of several naturalist led snowshoe hikes scheduled during the winter months.

For more stories like this, check out Green Islands Magazine, a bi-monthly publication from Summit Metro Parks. Summit County residents can sign up to receive the publication at home free of charge.

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Summit Metro Parks

Summit Metro Parks manages 15,000 acres, 16 parks, three nature centers and more than 150 miles of trails. Find more at www.summitmetroparks.org.