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Enjoy winter skiing by candlelight

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Wisconsin parks offer numerous candlelight hiking, skiing and snowshoeing events. Some include a roaring bonfire and others have warming shelters, with warm beverages. Here are some of the events coming up in January and February near a Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Organization member inn.

The fifth annual Horicon Marsh Candlelight Hike/Snowshoe is Saturday, Jan. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m.  The Northern Cross Science Foundation astronomers will be available for night sky viewing through telescopes and the Horicon Marsh Bird Club will also call for owls. Admission is free and some snowshoes are available for use. Stay at nearby Real Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast member inns White Shutters near Lomira or Gilbert Huson House in Plymouth.

There are two candlelight events near Dreams of Yesteryear B&B in Stevens Point. The first is Friday, Jan. 23 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Council Grounds State Park near Merrill. The second is Saturday Feb. 14 at Rib Mountain State Park from 5 to 7 p.m.

Door County Lighthouse Inn is the place to stay for three state park candlelight events. The first is Saturday, Jan. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Whitefish Dunes State Park. There are two events on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Visit Peninsula State Park or Newport State Park.

The Black River State Forest Candlelight Ski is from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. Stay at nearby Brambleberry Bed and Breakfast or Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast.

Stay at Mill House on Main B&B in La Valle and participate in the Mirror Lake event from 6 to 8 p.m. in Baraboo on Feb. 7 or take in a candlelight event at Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo from 6 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 21.

The New Glarus Woods State Park Cabin Fever Candlelight Event is Feb. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Stay at nearby Cameo Rose B&B and also check out other Cabin Fever events happening that day in New Glarus.

Jesse Stone House in Watertown is your location to check out several candlelight ski events happening in the various units of the Kettle Morraine State Park. There are events on Jan. 16, Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14.

Make your Valentine's Day special with an evening at the candlelight event that day from 6 to 9 p.m. at Interstate State Park in St. Croix Falls. Stay at nearby Pleasant Lake B&B in Osceola.

For specific information about these and other candlelight skis, visit the DNR web site. (Photos courtesy of the DNR.) 

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