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Snowshoeing Lightens the Winter Blues

Updated: 12/28/2013 10:44 PM
Created: 12/28/2013 3:08 PM WDIO.com

Jay Cooke State Park is inviting people to enjoy winter instead of hide from it.

They offered a free "Discover Winter" snowshoe hike on Saturday, starting with a lesson so even beginners could join in the fun. Park Naturalist Kristine Hiller led the hike on Saturday. She said they do events like this to encourage people to get outside even when it's cold.

"Here at Jay Cooke we lead a number of these snowshoe programs throughout January and February as a way to kind of excite people about winter," she said. "If you can't beat it, join it, right? So we have the snow. Let's get out there and do this."

The next snowshoe hike is Wednesday, Jan. 1 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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