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Iron River National Fish Hatchery hosts trail event
Midwest Region, March 8, 2016
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Trekkers warm themselves by the fire while roasting marshmallows and drinking cocoa.
Trekkers warm themselves by the fire while roasting marshmallows and drinking cocoa. - Photo Credit: USFWS
Snowshoes were on hand for use by all ages thanks to the Snowshoe Lending Program sponsored by the Friends of the Iron River National Fish Hatchery.
Snowshoes were on hand for use by all ages thanks to the Snowshoe Lending Program sponsored by the Friends of the Iron River National Fish Hatchery. - Photo Credit: USFWS
No matter what your age, S'mores are a tasty treat.
No matter what your age, S'mores are a tasty treat. - Photo Credit: USFWS
This year's event was staged at the main hatchery building.  This provided convenient parking, bathrooms and access to the ever popular visitor center aquariums.
This year's event was staged at the main hatchery building. This provided convenient parking, bathrooms and access to the ever popular visitor center aquariums. - Photo Credit: USFWS

The Iron River National Fish Hatchery held its sixth annual Candlelight Trek on February 20th, 2016. This year’s event was staged at the hatchery visitor center and the main trailhead. A mile trail was packed for guests to walk, ski or snowshoe by the light of luminaries. A warm winters night was perfect for visitors to stand around a campfire. Even with soft snow, most visitors opted to swap their skis for snowshoes. Plenty of snowshoes were available for all ages thanks to the Snowshoe Lending Program sponsored by the Friends of the Iron River National Fish Hatchery. Hot chocolate, cider and s’more fixings were also provided and served by members of the Friends of the Iron River National Fish Hatchery. Over 75 trekkers gathered around the fire to roast marshmallows, drink cocoa and chat about the pleasant evening.

 

Stay tuned for more information to come on future evening events at the Iron River National Fish Hatchery.


Contact Info: Carey Edwards, 715-372-8510, Carey_Edwards@fws.gov
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