Mille Lacs Area Events

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The Mille Lacs Area is a special place and its uniqueness is reflected in the variety of activities and events scheduled throughout the year. From festivals and celebrations to arts and entertainment, you’ll find many activities every year throughout the Mille Lacs, MN area. Annual events include snowmobile races, fishing tournament weigh-ins and ice fishing contests. There are cultural and arts festivals such as the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Pow-Wow and there are traditional events like small town 4th of July celebrations and city play days throughout the summer months.

Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe

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Name: Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe
Date: January 27, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM CST
Event Description:

Enjoy skiing and snowshoeing by the light of the moon, with candle luminaries to help guide the way. Three separate routes are lit for this popular annual event.

Two skiing routes and a shuttle bus will run continuously between the Trail Center and the Interpretive Center. Ski rental ($10/day for skis, boots and poles) is available at the Park Office on a first-come, first-served basis. A Minnesota Ski Pass is required for all skiers over 16 years of age.

A 1/2-mile snowshoeing trail will start at the Interpretive Center, where traditional snowshoes will be offered free of charge for those who wish to try the candlelit trail. Snowshoe rental is also available at the Park Office.

After exploring the trails, visitors can warm up around a crackling fire while they enjoy hot cider and cookies at the Interpretive Center. This event is co-sponsored by the Natural Resource Club of Central Lakes College.
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