Jay Cooke State Park Has Activities to Keep You Busy This Holiday Season

DULUTH, Minn. – Jay Cooke State Park will be offering several free naturalist programs during the upcoming holiday time period.  All programs are free, but a Minnesota State Park vehicle permit is needed to enter the park.  They can be purchased upon arrival.  $7/day or $35/annual.  Attached is our program flier for the winter, but here are the highlights for the near future:

Friday, December 29;  11 am – 2:30 pm

Bird Day

Join us for a kids program in the morning and a winter bird hike/snowshoe walk in the afternoon to learn all about birds.  Meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center.  (kids program 11 am – 12 pm.  Bird Hike 1 – 2:30)

Saturday, December 30; 11 am – 12 pm

Junior Naturalists – Snow Trackers

Learn all about how to track and identify animals this winter during this kid friendly program.  This indoor program will focus on key features to look for.  Make and take home a plaster animal track.  Please call ahead to register so we have enough craft supplies at 218–673–7005.  Meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center.

Monday, January 1

First Day Programs

1 – 2:30  First Day Snowshoe Hike –  Celebrate the first day of the year with a snowshoe walk in the park.  Let’s head out to discover what resolutions our forest animals are making for the new year.   Child and adult snowshoes are available.  Please call ahead to reserve a pair at 218–673–7005.  Meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center.

6:30 – 8:30 pm  First Day, First Full Moon Hike – Snowshoe by the light of the full moon during this naturalist led program.  Child and adult snowshoes are available.  Program space is limited.  Please call ahead to register.  218–673–7006. Meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center.

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