Approximately one mile of trail through the Lake Maria forest will be lit by candle luminaries. The trail begins and ends at the heated trail center building. You may walk the trail or use snowshoes. There will also be a supervised bonfire along the trail. Refreshments will be served. This is a popular event at the park, so it’s best to arrive early. There is a $7 vehicle entrance fee into the park for those without an annual permit.
If the wind chill is below -20F we’ll need to cancel the hike. For trail conditions and directions, call the park office at 763-272-4040 or check our Facebook page at Friends of Lake Maria.
Lake Maria State Park is located approximately seven miles northwest of Monticello, 10 miles northeast of Annandale, and five miles north of Maple Lake on Wright County Highway 111.
Photo credit: Bev Johnson