On Saturday, January 14th several events will be taking place in the Flathead area, hosted by the Flathead Community of Resource Educators, to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of National Winter Trails Day. Flathead National Forest/Foys to Blacktail, Glacier National Park, MT Wilderness Association, Flathead Audubon, and Lone Pine State Park will all be offering opportunities to snowshoe, ski or do other outdoor activities. Check out the Winter Trails Day website for details, www.wintertrails.org and search for events in Montana. Most sites will offer FREE trail passes, rentals, and lessons.
Glacier National Park Apgar Visitor Center
West Glacier, MT
Time: 10:30 AM & 2:00 PM
Ranger-led snowshoe hikes suitable for beginners and families. Come learn a little about winter ecology. *Need to pay Park Entrance fee.
Blacktail Mtn. X-C Ski Trails
Flathead Audubon and Flathead National Forest
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A guided family snowshoe walk will be held at the Blacktail Mountain cross-country ski trails near Lakeside.
Lone Pine State Park
300 Lone Pine Rd.
Explore Lone Pine State Park on snowshoes! Borrow snowshoes to explore park trails, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ranger-led walk at 11 a.m. Call the park for more info. and to reserve snowshoes for the hike.
MT Wilderness Association
Snowshoe hike to Stanton Lake in the Middle Fork of the Flathead with MT Wilderness Assoc. Families welcome. To register, visit wildmontana.org; call for info.
Owen Sowerwine Natural Area- Kalispell
"Winter Birds and Tracks" hike at the Owen Sowerwine Natural Area in Kalispell, 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Treasure Lane entrance. Call for info. and to register.