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New Meetup: Winter Trails Day at Shingobee Recreation Area

From: Matthew D.
Sent on: Monday, December 6, 2010 1:51 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Chippewa N.F. North Country Trail hikers!

What: Winter Trails Day at Shingobee Recreation Area

When: Saturday, January 8,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Shingobee Recreation Area
St. Hwy 34 GPS:[masked],[masked]
Walker, MN 56484

Shingobee Hills Recreation Area, Chippewa National Forest
Off Highway 34, 8 miles south of Waker MN
[address removed]

Date: 1/8/11
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This is a family day at our favorite winter recreation site!

This is a family day at our favorite winter recreation site! Bring your sled for a wild ride down Shingobee Hill, or enjoy a cross-country ski trek along the 6-miles of groomed Shingobee Trail. Visitors are also welcome to try out a pair of our snowshoes for a quick loop though the snow. Members of the North Country Trail Association-Star of the North and Itasca Moraine Chapters will be leading a snowshoe hike out to the scenic bridge at 1pm.

Hot chocolate, a warm fire, and good company await visitors to the Shingobee Chalet! Shingobee Hills is a historic Civilian Conservation Corps site. The sledding hill was one of Minnesota's first down hill ski areas! The chalet and the ski hill were both built by the CCC in 1940, and the "Shingobee Winter Playground" was active as a downhill ski area until 1982. Today, the hill is popular with the local community as a sledding hill and for skate skiing and classic. The chalet is open on winter weekends for a warming shelter and programs. Located 8 miles south of Walker, MN off Highway 34. Watch for the Shingobee Hills signs at the sledding hill. Meet at the Shingobee Chalet at the Bottom of the Sledding Hill

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