Try Snowshoeing in SMP
Joe Malmisur, Interpretive Naturalist
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.