A Candle-less Hike & Scavenger Hunt
– January 1 – 10, 2021, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
– Trails between Charles A. Lindbergh House & Museum, Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, Little Falls, MN
– No registration required, free to attend
– Park in lots at any of the sites, State Park permit needed to park in State Park lot
New Year’s Candle-less Hike and Scavenger Hunt
(LITTLE FALLS, MN – December 1, 2020) For the past several years, three adjoining sites devoted to local history and nature on the southwest side of Little Falls, MN, have rung in the New Year with a Candlelight Hike. During the 2020 event, Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, and the Charles A. Lindbergh House and Museum saw around 1,000 visitors to this popular evening event. This event normally features trails lit with luminaries leading hikers between the sites, where they could view exhibits and grab refreshments.
Due to the pandemic, representatives of the three sites redesigned the event for 2021. Their goal was to continue the New Year’s tradition while allowing small household groups and individuals to enjoy the natural surroundings of the sites and engage with history. To that end, the 2021 event is called A Candle-less Hike & Scavenger Hunt. It will be held January 1st through 10th.
Hikers, snowshoers, and skiers (as conditions allow) can follow the groomed trails between the three sites between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day of the event. To take part in the scavenger hunt, they can start by picking up a scavenger hunt form at the self-registration station on the exterior of the park office at Lindbergh State Park. When finished with the hike and scavenger hunt, they can drop off the completed form in the State Park permit drop box, which is the mail slot in the park office door. Those who answer all the questions correctly will be entered to win a prize.
Hikers may park in the lots at the Lindbergh House & Museum, Weyerhaeuser Museum or Lindbergh State Park. A State Park permit is required for those parking at Lindbergh State Park.
For more information, call the Weyerhaeuser Museum at 320-632-4007 or the Lindbergh House & Museum at 320-616-5421.