Build your own snowshoes at DNR workshop

A snowshoe building workshop, led by DNR Interpreter Craig Kasmer at Hartwick Pines State Park.

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will offer a snowshoe-building workshop at Tahquamenon Falls State Park from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 16.

This all-day workshop, for ages 16 and older, will take participants step by step through the process of weaving their own traditional wood-framed snowshoes.

The cost for the workshop is $180 per person, which includes one pair of wood frames, tubular nylon lacing, boot bindings and personalized instruction.

Participants can choose from three styles of snowshoe: Bearpaw, Ojibwa and Alaskan. Examples of these styles are available at

The class will meet at the Upper Falls Tahquamenon Brewery and Restaurant, located inside the park at 24109 Falls Road in Newberry.

Sign up on the Michigan e-store by Nov. 27. Cancellations must be made by Dec. 2 to ensure a full refund. Participation is limited to 12.

For more information, and to select a snowshoe style and size, contact Theresa Neal at 906-492-3415 or

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into Tahquamenon Falls State Park and can be purchased at the park entrance.