Sixth annual family ski and snowshoe hike to be held Jan. 17 at Peninsula State Park


2014 Family Ski and SnowshoeFISH CREEK, Wis. – People of any skill level can try cross-country skiing on tracked, level trails or try snowshoeing at the sixth annual ski and snowshoe being held at the Peninsula State Park golf course on Saturday, January 17.

Participants can bring their own skis or snowshoes, or rent equipment available at several local businesses. The event will run from 10 a.m. until noon, with cookies and cocoa served around the fireplace in the warming shelter.
“If you haven’t tried snowshoeing or cross country skiing, or if you would like some instruction, bring your equipment and join the fun,” says Michelle Kemp, a board member of the Friends of Peninsula State Park, which is sponsoring the event with the park.

“The wonderful time we have out on the course, with its beautiful views, is matched by the warm fellowship we enjoy afterward in the shelter,” says Chris Holicek, president of the friends group.

Participants in the event should enter the park at Highland Road, 1 mile north of Fish Creek at the intersection of Highway 42 and County Road A, and park in Lot 5. A state park vehicle admission sticker is required. Trail passes will not be required for this event. Pets are not allowed at this event.

The family ski and snowshoe will be cancelled if weather conditions are unfavorable. For information, please call park headquarters at 920 868-3258 or visit our website: www.peninsulafriends.org (exit DNR).
For more information about Peninsula State Park, located on State Highway 42 in Fish Creek in northern Door County, search the Department of Natural Resources website for keyword Peninsula. For more events at all state park properties, search for keywords “get outdoors.”

The Friends of Peninsula State Park is dedicated to making a meaningful contribution toward the preservation and goals of Peninsula State Park. The friends group provides volunteer services and financial support for the interpretive, educational, recreational and visitor service programs at Peninsula State Park. A membership form is available on the website or at the park office.