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2013-01-17 / Scene

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Center offers snowshoe making workshop

DRYDEN TWP. — Before there were snowmobiles, snowshoes were the way folks got around the backcountry in winter.

Seven Ponds Nature Center is offering a three-session workshop on making Ojibway style snowshoes, Feb. 2, 9, and 16 its facility at 3854 Crawford Road.

Each session will last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and in the end each participant will have a pair of for hiking through deep snow or hanging over the fireplace.

Participants will receive the snowshoes in kit form and will be guided through the process of lacing the sections, finishing the snowshoes, and attaching bindings. Along the way, they’ll learn about the different types of snowshoes and their long history in North America.

Fee includes snowshoe frames, lacing, bindings, finishing materials, and all instructions. The workshop is limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $165 for members and $175.00 for nonmembers.

To register, call 810-796-3200

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