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Christmas in the Woods
Christmas in the Woods @ Ponca State Park
Dec 1 all-day
Seasonal educational activities including old-fashion holiday crafts, lighted hayrack rides, free cookies and hot cider, sledding hill, groomed cross-country ski trails (snow permitting), and Snowman Building Contest. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Archery on Fire 10:00 am
Archery on Fire @ Platte River State Park Outdoor Heritage Education Complex
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Archery on Fire @ Platte River State Park Outdoor Heritage Education Complex
Spend a fun day outdoors shooting archery with the whole family. This free event will feature archery, crossbows, tomahawk throwing and our new pellet gun shooting gallery. Warm up to the campfire and roast a[...]
Christmas at the Mansion 10:00 am
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to[...]
24th Annual Historical Christmas Dinner 6:00 pm
24th Annual Historical Christmas Dinner @ Fort Robinson State Park
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm
The annual Christmas dinner at Fort Robinson State Park on Dec. 1 will take people back to a period that marked the end of what became known as the Sioux Wars.  The 200 attendees of[...]
Light up the Fort 6:00 pm
Light up the Fort @ Fort Robinson State Park
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm
 Christmas lights will be installed on park buildings with help from community members. The lights will turn on at 6 p.m. and will remain lit each evening through December. Groups interested in decorating a building at[...]
Christmas at the Mansion 6:30 pm
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Special after-hours Mansion viewings See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display,[...]
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Shootout at Salt Creek 8:45 am
Shootout at Salt Creek @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 2 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm
Shootout at Salt Creek is an indoor cowboy action competition series. Competitors use Old West style pistols, rifles, and shotguns to complete the course of fire. Events are held the first Sunday of the month[...]
Christmas at the Mansion 11:00 am
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to[...]
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Beginner JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr 6:30 pm
Beginner JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the beginner class is open to students who are new to JOAD or have only completed one quarter. Explore Archery is a recommended prerequisite but not[...]
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Centerfire Challenge League (Mini Winter Series) 5:00 pm
Centerfire Challenge League (Mini Winter Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
This league will provide fun and exciting pistol shooting for all skill levels, in a competitive but relaxed setting. Ages 14 and up. Minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Shooters will provide[...]
Intermediate JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr 6:00 pm
Intermediate JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least ONE quarter of JOAD. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum[...]
Learn to Hunt – Predator 6:00 pm
Learn to Hunt – Predator @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Predator calling is one of the most exciting hunts. Join Nebraska Game and Parks staff to learn about the many techniques used to hunt these elusive creatures. This FREE workshop will focus on coyote, bobcat,[...]
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College Night on the Range 8:30 pm
College Night on the Range @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 5 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Take a break from the books this semester and pick up a bow at the Outdoor Education Center’s College Night on the Range. All college-age students shoot for only $5! This includes instruction and equipment[...]
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Explore Archery: Thursdays Dec-Jan 6:00 pm
Explore Archery: Thursdays Dec-Jan @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Explore Archery (Archery for Beginners) is a fun and perfect fit for archers of any age/ability wanting to get involved in the sport of target archery. If you are new to the sport of archery[...]
Center Shot Academy (JOAD): Oct-Dec Qtr 7:00 pm
Center Shot Academy (JOAD): Oct-Dec Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Advanced Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD). Enrollment by instructor permission only. This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will[...]
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Christmas at the Mansion 10:00 am
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to[...]
Christmas at the Cody’s 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Cody’s @ Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate Christmas at the Cody’s each weekend in December leading up until Christmas. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children. This event includes: Hayrack rides, Nightly entertainment in Irma’s parlor, best decorated room judging[...]
Compound JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr 5:30 pm
Compound JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This instructional archery program is tailored to compound archers. The class will meet once per week from 5:30-7 p.m. and each lesson will focus on the form, equipment, and attitude needed to shoot a compound[...]
Christmas at the Mansion 6:30 pm
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Special after-hours Mansion viewings See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display,[...]
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Christmas in the Woods
Christmas in the Woods @ Ponca State Park
Dec 8 all-day
Seasonal educational activities including old-fashion holiday crafts, lighted hayrack rides, free cookies and hot cider, sledding hill, groomed cross-country ski trails (snow permitting), and Snowman Building Contest. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Introduction to Handgun 9:00 am
Introduction to Handgun @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Our Introduction to Handgun course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for owning and using a handgun safely. In addition, this class has been designed as a small group setting with the instructor[...]
Christmas at the Mansion 10:00 am
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to[...]
Nature’s Gifts: Decorations from the Great Outdoors 10:00 am
Nature’s Gifts: Decorations from the Great Outdoors @ Wildcat Hills Nature Center
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am
The Wildcat Hills Nature Center is pleased to offer Wildcat Weekends! A variety of programs will be offered at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center on the second Saturday of the month (*unless otherwise noted). Best[...]
Classic Christmas 1:30 pm
Classic Christmas @ Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
Dec 8 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for a Christmas celebration featuring pictures taken with Santa by NebraskaLAND photographers. Sugar cookie decorating, winter crafts, and tram rides through the park will also be available. Download event flyer: ClassicChristmas_2018 Park entry[...]
Christmas at the Cody’s 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Cody’s @ Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate Christmas at the Cody’s each weekend in December leading up until Christmas. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children. This event includes: Hayrack rides, Nightly entertainment in Irma’s parlor, best decorated room judging[...]
Christmas at the Mansion 6:30 pm
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Special after-hours Mansion viewings See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display,[...]
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USA Archery Pin Shoot – Indoor 300 9:00 am
USA Archery Pin Shoot – Indoor 300 @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
JOAD / AAD Pin Shoot (10 ends of 3 arrows) Check in begins at 9 am; shooting begins at 10 am. MEMBERSHIP The tournament is open to all USA Archery as well as archers with[...]
Christmas at the Mansion 11:00 am
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to[...]
Woman’s Fishing Instructor Training 2:00 pm
Woman’s Fishing Instructor Training @ Outdoor Education Center
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pass on your love and knowledge of fishing by becoming a fishing instructor.  Get certified to lead your own fishing clinics, and gain access to loaner fishing equipment and materials!  This training is open to[...]
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Beginner JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr 6:30 pm
Beginner JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the beginner class is open to students who are new to JOAD or have only completed one quarter. Explore Archery is a recommended prerequisite but not[...]
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Centerfire Challenge League (Mini Winter Series) 5:00 pm
Centerfire Challenge League (Mini Winter Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
This league will provide fun and exciting pistol shooting for all skill levels, in a competitive but relaxed setting. Ages 14 and up. Minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Shooters will provide[...]
Intermediate JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr 6:00 pm
Intermediate JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter – the intermediate class is open to students who have completed at least ONE quarter of JOAD. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum[...]
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Explore Archery: Thursdays Dec-Jan 6:00 pm
Explore Archery: Thursdays Dec-Jan @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Explore Archery (Archery for Beginners) is a fun and perfect fit for archers of any age/ability wanting to get involved in the sport of target archery. If you are new to the sport of archery[...]
Center Shot Academy (JOAD): Oct-Dec Qtr 7:00 pm
Center Shot Academy (JOAD): Oct-Dec Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Advanced Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD). Enrollment by instructor permission only. This USA Archery program runs quarter to quarter. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a minimum of 10 weeks. This program will[...]
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Christmas Bird Count 8:00 am
Christmas Bird Count @ Ponca State Park
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Birdwatchers of all ages, from beginners to experienced are invited to participate in Ponca State Park’s Annual Christmas Bird Count on December 14th. Members of the Loess Hills Audubon Society will assist guests and birders[...]
Christmas at the Mansion 10:00 am
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to[...]
Christmas at the Cody’s 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Cody’s @ Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate Christmas at the Cody’s each weekend in December leading up until Christmas. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children. This event includes: Hayrack rides, Nightly entertainment in Irma’s parlor, best decorated room judging[...]
Compound JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr 5:30 pm
Compound JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This instructional archery program is tailored to compound archers. The class will meet once per week from 5:30-7 p.m. and each lesson will focus on the form, equipment, and attitude needed to shoot a compound[...]
Christmas at the Mansion 6:30 pm
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Special after-hours Mansion viewings See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display,[...]
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Christmas Bird Count
Christmas Bird Count @ Indian Cave State Park
Dec 15 all-day
Join us for the Christmas Bird Count at Indian Cave State Park! The Christmas Bird Count is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society that allows researchers to study the long-term health and status[...]
Christmas in the Woods
Christmas in the Woods @ Ponca State Park
Dec 15 all-day
Seasonal educational activities including old-fashion holiday crafts, lighted hayrack rides, free cookies and hot cider, sledding hill, groomed cross-country ski trails (snow permitting), and Snowman Building Contest. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Christmas at the Mansion 10:00 am
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to[...]
Yule Log Festival 12:00 pm
Yule Log Festival @ Platte River State Park
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Enjoy the beautiful season of the park with friends and family at this Yule Log Festival. Beginning at noon there will be activities such as pine cone bird feeder making, marshmallow roasting, time with Santa,[...]
Christmas at the Cody’s 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Cody’s @ Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
Dec 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate Christmas at the Cody’s each weekend in December leading up until Christmas. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children. This event includes: Hayrack rides, Nightly entertainment in Irma’s parlor, best decorated room judging[...]
Christmas at the Mansion 6:30 pm
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Special after-hours Mansion viewings See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display,[...]
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Christmas at the Mansion 11:00 am
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to[...]
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Centerfire Challenge League (Mini Winter Series) 5:00 pm
Centerfire Challenge League (Mini Winter Series) @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm
This league will provide fun and exciting pistol shooting for all skill levels, in a competitive but relaxed setting. Ages 14 and up. Minors must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian. Shooters will provide[...]
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Explore Archery: Thursdays Dec-Jan 6:00 pm
Explore Archery: Thursdays Dec-Jan @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Explore Archery (Archery for Beginners) is a fun and perfect fit for archers of any age/ability wanting to get involved in the sport of target archery. If you are new to the sport of archery[...]
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Christmas at the Cody’s 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Cody’s @ Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate Christmas at the Cody’s each weekend in December leading up until Christmas. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children. This event includes: Hayrack rides, Nightly entertainment in Irma’s parlor, best decorated room judging[...]
Compound JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr 5:30 pm
Compound JOAD & Adult Archery: Oct-Dec Qtr @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
This instructional archery program is tailored to compound archers. The class will meet once per week from 5:30-7 p.m. and each lesson will focus on the form, equipment, and attitude needed to shoot a compound[...]
Christmas at the Mansion 6:30 pm
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Special after-hours Mansion viewings See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display,[...]
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Christmas in the Woods
Christmas in the Woods @ Ponca State Park
Dec 22 all-day
Seasonal educational activities including old-fashion holiday crafts, lighted hayrack rides, free cookies and hot cider, sledding hill, groomed cross-country ski trails (snow permitting), and Snowman Building Contest. A Park Entry Permit is required.
Christmas at the Cody’s 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Cody’s @ Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
Dec 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate Christmas at the Cody’s each weekend in December leading up until Christmas. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children. This event includes: Hayrack rides, Nightly entertainment in Irma’s parlor, best decorated room judging[...]
Christmas at the Mansion 6:30 pm
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Special after-hours Mansion viewings See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display,[...]
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Christmas at the Mansion 11:00 am
Christmas at the Mansion @ Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
Dec 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
See the 52-room mansion — home of J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day — at its festive best during the holiday season. Enjoy vintage décor, special holiday-themed collections on display, and holiday music to[...]
Christmas at the Cody’s 5:30 pm
Christmas at the Cody’s @ Buffalo Bill Ranch State Historical Park
Dec 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate Christmas at the Cody’s each weekend in December leading up until Christmas. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children. This event includes: Hayrack rides, Nightly entertainment in Irma’s parlor, best decorated room judging[...]
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EARLY CLOSURE – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC
EARLY CLOSURE – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 24 all-day
The Outdoor Education Center’s indoor ranges will close early (5 p.m.) to public use December 24, 2018. The outdoor archery range is not affected by this closure.
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CLOSED – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC
CLOSED – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 25 all-day
The Outdoor Education Center’s indoor ranges will be closed to public use December 25, 2018. The outdoor archery range is not affected by this closure.
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7th Annual Winterfest
7th Annual Winterfest @ Ponca State Park
Dec 29 all-day
This outdoor family tradition features a Yule Log Quest, the National Championship Fruitcake Fling, seasonal crafts, lighted hayrack rides and more. Contact Ponca State Park for additional details at 402-755-2284. A Park Entry Permit is[...]
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EARLY CLOSURE – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC
EARLY CLOSURE – INDOOR RANGES TO PUBLIC @ Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center
Dec 31 all-day
The Outdoor Education Center’s indoor ranges will close early (5 p.m.) to public use December 31, 2018. The outdoor archery range is not affected by this closure.
First Day Hike – Full Moon Celebration 11:00 pm
First Day Hike – Full Moon Celebration @ Mormon Island State Recreation Area
Dec 31 2018 @ 11:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 1:00 am
Our First Day Hike will take place at midnight to celebrate the kickoff to the New Year with a night hike, taking advantage of the fresh full moon to light the path that Falls on[...]
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