Snowshoeing in a Winter Wonderland

Location: Lansing, Michigan

There’s nothing more exciting than strapping on a pair of snowshoes and hitting the trail, especially after a large snowstorm rolls through. Woldumar Nature Center is my favorite mid-Michigan destination to do just that.

I arrived there late morning and was pleasantly surprised to see that the parking lot had not yet been plowed from the massive storm that dropped 12.5 inches of snow on us. This meant that very few, if any, people would be on the trails and I would happily have nature all to myself.

Before I shuffled off to the trails, I took a quick stop at the R.E Olds Anderson Rotary Barn and Moon Log Cabin.

No matter the season, the cabin seems to be a focal point for many photographers. It’s one of the oldest residences in Eaton County, built during the 1860s. It even has a small herb garden with a little picket fence.

I headed towards the trails with one major destination in mind; the White Pine Forest. To me, there’s nothing more beautiful than fresh snow coating pine trees. I could spend hours there, staring at the trees and watching the light squeeze through to the forest below. The rest of the hike I would plan as I go.  So I hopped on the Green/Red trail and snowshoed my way through the center, eager to see what sights I would find.

For more information about Woldumar Nature Center visit their website or Like them on Facebook. Here is a PDF version of their trail maps.

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