- Max Trip Size: 15 people
Explore Lake Maria State Park and Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, about 55 miles north of the Cities, by snowshoe. We will meet in the morning with our snowshoes to carpool or caravan and arrive at Sherburne midmorning. We’ll snowshoe (on and off trail) and then break for lunch and to warm up in nearby Monticello. After lunch, we’ll check out a nearby site where wintering Trumpeter Swans concentrate. (Read Beth Gauper’s story about them.) If there is time, we’ll stop at nearby Lake Maria State Park (where snowshoeing is allowed anywhere except on groomed ski trails) before heading home later in the afternoon. Never snowshoed? This will be a nice way to try it. Rovers members can borrow snowshoes from the Rovers “cage.” Or we can suggest where to rent them. Day trips are open to non-members, and you are invited to join us! (Note: Cross-country skiing is also an option. Trails NOT groomed at Sherburne. Lake Maria has 14 miles of trails — some beginner, mostly intermediate — for traditional cross-country and 2 miles groomed for skate-skiing.) Estimated cost: Gas + lunch ($15.00?); state park sticker, if necessary. Deposit: $0. Max trip size: 15.
Stacey G.& Michael S.