January 5, 2023

Intro to Winter Activities at Savanna Portage State Park

From Friends of Savanna Portage

If you happen to be in the vicinity of Savanna Portage State Park this winter, you might discover a variety of frost-friendly activities to take part in, courtesy of the newly-formed Friends of Savanna Portage State Park.

Coming soon: you can join Park Supervisor and Master Naturalist Rhonda on two explorations, on foot or on snowshoe, of the park. The first exploration, The Business of Beavers, will invite participants to observe beavers in their natural habitat, taking a close look at current beaver activity, then exploring the species’ history and the history of Savanna Portage State Park. The second exploration, Trees and Tracks, will teach us the best methods for identifying flora and fauna in the winter months, when showy blooms and distinctive foliage are in rather short supply. Participants will work with guides and tools to identify animal tracks and learn the tools, tips, and tricks for winter tree ID. Each walk will be about half a mile long and will last somewhere between 30 to 45 minutes. In between activities, participants can warm up by the fire and enjoy hot cocoa provided by the Friends of Savanna Portage State Park.

The Friends have these and many other activities planned for the coming months. Keep an eye out for our event postings!

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