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Learn to make snowshoes at Lake Carlos State Park

People can get ready to enjoy the snow this winter by making snowshoes at a two-day workshop at Lake Carlos State Park Oct. 13 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Workshop presenters will teach participants how to string the laces on prebuilt wooden snowshoe frames and then demonstrate how to walk in the snowshoes.

"For $75 and a few hours, participants can make and take home a pair of traditional Ojibwa-style (pointed-end) snowshoes," said Ryan Sansness, assistant park manager.

The $75 registration fee includes a snowshoe kit and materials. Bindings are not included in the kit, but park staff will demonstrate how to make rubber bindings.

The workshop will be held in the park visitor center.

Class size is limited to 20 people. Registration is required by Sept. 25 to ensure the appropriate quantities and sizes of snowshoe kits are available for the workshop. To register, call the park at 320-852-7200.

Lake Carlos State Park is located 10 miles north of Alexandria and 1.5 miles west on County Road 38. For more information, call Lake Carlos State Park at 320-852-7200 or or visit DNR website.