Family Guided Snowshoe Hike

Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Strap on some snowshoes & discover your own winter wonderland during the Family Snowshoe Hike at Hitchcock Nature Center. Join Pottawattamie County Conservation staff on a snowshoeing adventure through the beautiful Loess Hills on Saturday, February 16th at 1:00 p.m.

This workshop is designed for families with children ages 5 to 11. Children must be at least 5 years old to participate. Adults or families with children over 12 years are invited to join us for our Adult Snowshoe Hike, please click here for more information regarding that program.

Snowshoes are provided for all registered participants. Please note this program will take place outdoors, please dress for the weather & wear winter appropriate footwear. Strollers are not permitted & baby slings or carriers are not recommended for safety reasons.

PLEASE NOTE: Snowshoeing requires at least 4 to 6 inches of snow. If there is not enough snow for this activity this program will still be held. Participants will still view live demonstrations of snowshoe techniques & have the opportunity to practice with snowshoes indoors to prepare for their own snowshoe adventure. Following the demonstrations we will lead attendees on a guided winter hike through the Loess Hills.    

Pre-registration is required for this event by Wednesday, February 13th as space is limited. Please register online for this program. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283, reservations will not be taken over the phone.Attendees must purchase a $3.00 per vehicle daily entrance pass or have a current Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation membership to attend this program. Daily entrance passes may be purchased with exact change or check at the front gate & may be purchased the day of the event. PCF memberships may be purchased for $20.00 from staff at any of our parks, at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center during regular business hours, or at There is no additional fee to attend this program, free will donations are encouraged and will support continued free & low cost programming opportunities in Pottawattamie County.

While this event is family friendly it is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome. Weather Permitting.

2019 Programming Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation

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Family Guided Snowshoe Hike


Saturday, February 16, 2019
1:00 PM


Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
Rene Stroud
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