How do snowshoes give us more opportunities to explore the Lake Superior ecosystem in winter?
After a short introduction to several different types of snowshoes, students use snowshoes provided by Wolf Ridge to travel to one of several Superior Hiking Trail overlooks above Lake Superior. Taking breaks along the way, students will discover neat features of winter, like snow and ice patterns, animal tracks, and plants. Routes leading over one of Wolf Ridge’s two frozen lakes, through the frozen wetlands, and possibly an overview of the lake, will provide plenty of opportunities to discover this winter landscape as students stay far away from designated trails. Students will also participate in an outdoor physical activity that promotes a healthy relationship between people and the environment.