Hartman Creek hosts event
Hartman Creek State Park has scheduled its annual candlelight ski and hike for Saturday, Jan. 27.
The Friends of Hartman Creek State Park is sponsoring the event, which will held from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Participants will meet at the shelter near Hartman Lake, where fires and snacks will be waiting, and head out on trails on skis, snowshoes or hiking boots.
A vehicle admission sticker is required to enter the park, located at N2480 Hartman Creek Road, Waupaca.
“Winter candlelight events have become some of the most popular activities at Wisconsin State Park System properties,” said Paul Holtan, communications specialist for the Wisconsin State Parks program. “We have had candlelight skis and hikes in the last few winters that have attracted hundreds and even over 1,000 visitors.”
The event is one of 30 scheduled this winter at state park, forest, recreation area and trail properties throughout the state, according to Holtan.
“We encourage people to plan ahead and consider attending a candlelight event at a property they may not have visited in the past,” he said. “Also, we will use our Twitter social media platform to alert people when an event has reached capacity or has been cancelled due to inclement weather.”
Some properties, including Hartman Creek State Park, offer skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. Others offer just skiing or just snowshoeing and hiking.
Details on other candlelight events can be found at dnr.wi.gov and searching keyword “candlelight.”