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Green Mountain Club’s hosts 17th Annual Snowshoe Festival

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Enjoy one of dozens of guided snowshoe hikes at Green Mountain Club's 17th Annual Snowshoe Festival, Feb. 2.

The Green Mountain Club will host its 17th Annual Snowshoe Festival at its visitor center and 40 acre wooded campus on Saturday, Feb. 2. The festival doors open at 8:30 a.m. and participants can end the fun-filled day with a winter party indoors from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The festival will include free snowshoe demos that participants can use at the visitor center or on one of the dozen off-campus guided hikes being offered. The day will also include an array of events for younger adventurers, including snowshoe scavenger hunts, indoor crafts and face painting, a bonfire, nature hikes and tracking tutorials, and the ever-popular dog sledding and bird-on-glove live demonstrations.

This annual event supports the club's education programs. Registration fees are $8 for GMC members and $10 for the general public. Become a Green Mountain Club member at the event and receive free admission and a complimentary Century in the Mountains: Celebrating Vermont's Long Trail coffee table book!

Green Mountain Club is located at 4711 Waterbury-Stowe Road (Route 100 just south of Stowe), Waterbury Center. For information, contact Megan Duni at 802-244-7037 x13.