‘GO-Get Outdoors’ for Lantern Lit Cross-Country Ski Evening at Cheboygan State Park Feb. 14

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'GO-Get Outdoors' for Lantern Lit Cross-Country Ski Evening at Cheboygan State Park Feb. 14Cheboygan State Park will hold a “GO-Get Outdoors” lantern lit cross-country ski evening on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. From the park trailhead off Suffern Road, skiers will find approximately one and a half miles of groomed and track-set trails lit by lantern approximately every 50 feet.

“If a person has not skied by lanterns, they will experience a new adventure being on the trail with the woods aglow from the lantern light,” said Paul Koszegi, the park supervisor. “And the lantern lit trail gives a unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with someone special.”

Visitors can enjoy a bonfire at the trailhead before they start out and then they will find another bonfire, snacks and hot chocolate at 14 Foot Shoals cabin located at the halfway point on the trail. Snowshoers are also welcome, but are asked to keep to one side of the groomed ski tracks.

The park is open throughout the winter for skiing. This event will be held weather permitting, and interested participants should call ahead to confirm there is adequate snowfall at the park.

Cheboygan State Park also offers several rustic cabins for winter lodging. Each cabin sleeps eight people. Reservations can be made by calling 800-447-2757 or online at www.midnrreservations.com. Cheboygan State Park is located at 4490 Beach Rd., just two miles southeast of Cheboygan on US-23.

For more information about this event, accessibility, or persons needing accommodations to attend this event, contact the park supervisor at (231) 627-2811 (or TTY/TDD 711 Michigan Relay Center for the hearing impaired) at least seven days prior to the weekend, or view information about accessibility details at www.michigan.gov/dnr, under “Recreation, Camping & Boating.”

All motor vehicles entering a state park or recreation area must display a Motor Vehicle Permit, available for purchase at the park headquarters or at the trail head. Cost is $24 for a resident annual and $6 for a resident daily. A nonresident annual is $29 and a nonresident daily is $8.