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Series of Outdoor Guided Activities Kicks Off Feb. 20

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Health educators, national park rangers and community volunteers are leading a one-mile snowshoe walk at Calumet Lake on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 6-7 p.m. Participants of all ages and skill levels are invited to meet at the Calumet Lake Trailhead in Siskiwit Park near the corner of Pine and Waterworks streets in Calumet. In addition to the showshoe hike, there will be a short ranger presentation and a bonfire! Attendees should dress appropriately for the weather and bring snowshoes if they have them, although snowshoes will be available for use on loan from Cross Country Sports.The Keweenaw National Historical Park and the Western U.P. Health Department are hosting a series of guided outdoor activities in the Calumet area in 2016 designed to encourage people to explore local mining history and engage in healthy physical activity. The Step Into History program, funded by an Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, kicks off on the last two Saturdays in February with snowshoe events. The second is on February 27th in Agassiz Park and is open to youth ages 4-12. 

At the conclusion of each Step Into History event there will be drawings for door prizes, and punch cards will be distributed for people to track their participation in events throughout the year and become eligible to win additional prizes in December 2016.

For more information, call the Health Department at 906-482-7382

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