Enjoy ‘A Journey Through Winter’

Minnesota’s months of winter can bring harsh elements and unforgiving conditions. Yet when the storm passes, and the sun shines through winter in Minnesota can be beautiful and refreshing. Even though the journey through winter is long, there is plenty of fun to be had along the way!

Join Carver County Parks Department and the Carver County Historical Society for a great event designed for the whole family. The event is called “A Journey Through Winter” and provides a day of unique opportunities for the entire family. This event will allow for historical education through programs and activities with Historical Society staff. Then, take off your “learning cap” and put on your winter boots, as you enjoy winter recreation activities led by Park staff.

Cross-country skiing, snow shelter building, winter survival, winter geocaching … the winter conditions will determine outdoor recreation programming, however fun in the outdoors will be had nonetheless!

Enjoy the morning with Historical Society and Park staff, break for lunch (not provided) and save plenty of energy and excitement for a unique presentation from Points Unknown — a dog sledding adventure outfit from right here in Carver County! Staff from Points Unknown will present on training sled dogs, the art of dog mushing, equipment used and much more. PLUS you and your family can meet the beautiful dogs and experience the dog team at work in the Park!

This event is perfect for the entire family. Join us at the Community Room at Baylor Regional Park in Norwood Young America on Sunday, March 3. The event will begin at 9 a.m., with programming by the Historical Society and Park Department, break for lunch at noon, and welcome Points Unknown staff at 1 p.m. The event will conclude at 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required for this event, with a deadline of Feb. 25. Registration fees are $15 per person, which will include Park admission and equipment use.

For assistance with registration, call the Historical Society Office at (952) 442-4234 (M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Additional information can be found on the Park website (www.co.carver.mn.us/parks — click “Upcoming Events & Programs”) or by calling the Park Office at (952) 466-5250. Be sure to find and follow both groups on Facebook!