Upcoming Events



Candlelight Ski – Friday, January 26

The annual popular winter event, the Candlelight Ski, will be held on January 26 from 6 – 9 P.M. The Red Cedar State Trail and the Stokke Trail will be lit with luminaries. Also again this year, there is the opportunity to snowshoe on an illuminated trail at neighboring Riverside Park. The Red Cedar State Trail will be open for skiing from the Depot to the illuminated ice wall, about 1.5 miles. Skis are required for the Red Cedar State Trail, there is no walking/hiking or snowshoeing on the ski trail. For those wishing to ski, it is advisable that you bring your own skis. Limited ski rentals are available from Stout Adventures by calling 232-5625, in advance. The Stokke Trail will be cleared and lit to provide the opportunity for those wishing to take a candlelight walk. For those interested in snowshoeing, either bring your own snowshoes, or free snowshoes will be provided by the Mayo Clinic Health System for everyone in the family to enjoy. The Depot will be open and staffed with volunteers who can provide information about the Red Cedar State Trail and Hoffman Hills. Of interest are the many displays in the Depot. Passes will not be required that evening; however, yearly trail passes will be available for sale. Also for sale will be Red Cedar State Trail merchandise.

After skiing, walking, or snowshoeing, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate provided by Swiss Miss and join everyone around the glowing bonfire. And Lucette Pizza is right next door to enjoy good food afterwards. It is a fun time for the whole family to experience the joys of winter.

Event sponsored by the Friends of the Red Cedar State Trail/Hoffman Hills, Wisconsin DNR, ConAgra/Swiss Miss, Lucette, and Mayo Clinic Health System. The event is held regardless of snow conditions, with modifications made. Door prizes will be drawn. Come join the fun!