You’ll fall in love with the beauty of winter as you hike on snowshoes through Romance Woods Nature Preserve. Even those who’ve never been on snowshoes, will have a chance to give it a try. It’s easy and fun, and there will be a limited number of snowshoes available on loan at this "Linked to the Land" event. The family-friendly snowshoe hike will begin at the trailhead at Romance Woods Nature Preserve. Staff and volunteers will be available to help with snowshoe basics. With a healthy wildlife population in this nature preserve, there should be plenty of tracks to see and identify in the snow. The winter landscape offers a unique view that is often spectacular.
Romance Woods Nature Preserve, owned and protected by Mississippi Valley Conservancy, includes 35 acres of scenic, diverse oak woodlands, rocky dolomite outcrops and an ephemeral stream. The land supports healthy populations of white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and other wildlife available to provide hunting and trapping opportunities for the public. A former logging road runs the length of the property, providing an excellent trail for public use for hiking, snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing.
RSVP’s are required to reserve snowshoes for this free event (available on a first-come-first-served reservation basis). Snowshoe size is based on body weight. RSVP’s from all who plan to attend are appreciated. RSVP by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-784-3606 ext. 6.
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