Candlelight Ski/Hike and Winter Stargazing

Saturday, January 13, 2018


Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Astronomy, Candlelight events, Cross country ski, Food, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity, Snowshoeing
Location: Wildcat Mountain SP


Join the annual winter hiking, skiing and snowshoeing event at Wildcat Mountain State Park, only minutes from Pleasant Valley Log Cabins.  Enjoy the torch-lit trail as it winds through the old orchard on the ridge. There will be bonfires and refreshments available to warm you up. Enjoy star gazing in the crisp winter air. Telescopes and astronomy information will be presented by the Astro Educators provided by our neighbors at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. All activities will start near the park maintenance shop. Sponsored by the Friends of Wildcat Mountain State Park. A park sticker is required and can be purchased at the park entrance.

Candlelight skis/hikes are very popular events at DNR properties, with some attracting thousands of visitors on a given night. Given the recent publicity of these events through social media outlets and the department's responsibility to provide a safe recreational experience, access to these events may be restricted at times when parking capacity has been reached. Thank you for helping make these events a success.