2014 Candle Light Ski & Snowshoe Events in the St. Croix Valley!

Don't miss the amazing Candlelight Night at Interstate Park, in St. Croix Falls, WI on February 8, 2014!  Photo taken at the 2011 event.
Here in the beautiful St. Croix River Valley, we are fortunate to have endless acres of amazing National, State, and County, and Municipal park lands, with literally thousands of miles of amazing trails available for public use!  Many of our State Parks have world class cross country ski and/or snowshoe trails as well.  Once every year, some of these State Parks roll out the carpet (actually groom up the snow carpet), and light the way with beautiful candle luminaries for xc skiers and snowshoers!

Following is the list of candle light ski/snowshoe events at the State Parks along the St. Croix River Valley.  Note that there are many other candlelight events in Minnesota State Parks.  To view the full schedule and details on each event, click HERE.

1/11/14:  St. Croix State Park
2/1/14:  Afton State Park (Hike and snowshoe only, NOT SKI).
2/8/14:  Interstate Park Wisconsin: 
2/8/14:  Gateway State Trail
2/15/14:  Wild River State Park 

Following is the specific information on the Wisconsin Interstate Park event, which isn't highlighted on the MN State Park Website:  

Here is a video I took while skiing the 2011 WI Interstate Park Candlelight ski, a magical evening on skis!

Following is the press release on the Wisconsin Interstate Park event, which isn't highlighted on the above MN State Park Website: 
 
ST. CROIX FALLS, WI (January 7, 2014) – Mark your calendars for Candlelight Night at the Park on Saturday, February 8, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Experience a winter evening by candlelight as hundreds of candles are lit to guide skiers, snowshoers and hikers on separate trails.  Ski on the Skyline Cross-Country Ski Trail, snowshoe on the Ojibwa and Homestead Snowshoe Trails (snowshoes are available for use free of charge for ages 6 and up), or walk beside the St. Croix River.  There will be warming fires at the trailheads, and live music, food and refreshments available indoors at the Ice Age Center.

This is an event you won’t want to miss!  Mark your calendar today and plan to attend Candlelight Night at the Park on Saturday, February 8.

Interstate Park is located in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, on Hwy 35 just 1/2 mile south of Hwy 8.  The event is free of charge, but a Wisconsin State park sticker is required to enter the park.  Annual passes for 2014 are $25 for Wisconsin residents or $35 for non-residents.  Daily passes are $7 for residents or $10 for non-residents.  For more information about the event call 715-483-3747.

Separate trails are lit for skiers and snowshoers.  Bring out the family for an evening of Winter fun!




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