Guided Snowshoe Hike

Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Strap on some snowshoes & discover your own winter wonderland during the Guided Snowshoe Hike at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, February 8th at 2:00 p.m. During this workshop participants will learn skills and techniques needed to enjoy their own snowshoe adventure in an indoor presentation and demonstration before getting the chance at some hands on practice.

Following the indoor instruction participants will head outdoors on a snowshoe hike (if conditions allow), or a guided winter hike. Following our outdoor practice participants may enjoy a cup of cocoa to warm up & then are welcome to continue their snowshoe practice outside if they wish. All snowshoes must be returned to the Loess Hills Lodge Welcome Deck by 4:45 for check in. 

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 and have the opportunity to work with snowshoes indoors before heading out on a guided winter hike that will discuss snowshoe techniques that would be effective in Loess Hills terrain.

This workshop is designed for participants age 5 & over only please. Strollers, baby slings, & carriers are not permitted for safety reasons. 

Cost for this event is $5.00 per person & includes admission to the park, snowshoe rental, program instruction, & refreshments. Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.

Please note this program will take place outdoors. Please dress for the weather & wear winter appropriate footwear.

CANCELLATION POLICY:Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program start date by calling 712-545-3283 & speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Program fees for events cancelled by PCC for any reason will be refunded.

While this event is family friendly it is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome. Please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge, weather permitting.

2020 Programming Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation 



The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resources Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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Guided Snowshoe Hike


Saturday, February 8, 2020
2:00 PM


Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
Rene Stroud, Naturalist
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Adults - $5.00

Children - $5.00