Franklin County Conservation invites the public to enjoy some fun in the snow

The Franklin County Conservation will hold a moonlit snowshoeing and skiing adventure on Friday, Feb. 2 at Maynes Grove. STOCK PHOTOS

The blackish, icy sludge piled up on the roadsides, the instantaneous onslaught of shivers when stepping outdoors, and the prolonged absence of sunshine may have many down in the wintry dumps this month, but Franklin County Conservation (FCC) is hoping to allure folks into the outdoors with an evening of moonlit snowshoeing antics.

Free to the public and a blast for all ages, this cold-weather adventure will be held on Friday, Feb. 2 from 6-9 p.m., at the Maynes Grove Lodge in Hampton. FCC provides skis and snowshoes for all sizes, so all patrons need to do is come bundled up against the chilly temperatures.

According to Brody Bertram, Park Ranger for Franklin County Conservation and orchestrator of Moonlight Ski and Shoe, FCC has been offering the annual event for five years, and is always excited to host it.

“The guests seem to always have good time,” said Bertram, “especially since we have hot cocoa and snacks in the lodge for everyone to warm up.”

Read the full story in the January 17 edition.