I myself, have only tried snowshoeing once. It’s on my radar to find time to try it again, when the temps get a little bit warmer. Doing some research, I found that there are endless places to rent snowshoes. That means there’s really not a good reason to give it a try. Our recently retired neighbor decided this year is the year to get better nature and wildlife photographs. He decided that snowshoes just might be the trick to getting those. Another friend of mine wanted to exercise where there is scenery. Whatever your reason to give it a try, check out some of these places to rent or try them out. Also if anyone knows of a place we did not mention, please let us know and we will add them to the list.
- Minnesota State Parks, $6 rental fee, and with thirty of the Minnesota Parks offering rentals, you don’t have to live in the twin cities for this opportunity.
- Three Rivers Park District, $5 rental available at eight of their locations.
- Dakota County Parks, hours and rental information available on their on their website.
- REI stores have an outdoor rental department as well as occasional classes about snowshoeing basics
- Hartley Nature Center near Duluth, $10 a day for non-member.
- University Recreation and Wellness, rental terms and information on their website.
- Minneapolis Park and Rec, $12 a day at two different locations.
- River Bend Nature Center near Faribault, $10 non-members.
So many different options, think of all the different scenery you can explore this winter. A great inexpensive way to get out and see some wildlife and get some exercise.