Lac qui Parle State Park will host one of 30 candlelight events around the state this winter, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Lac qui Parle State Park will host one of 30 candlelight events around the state this winter, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The “Lake That Speaks” luminary hike on Feb. 3 will feature winter fun for all ages under a full moon.

“Candlelight brings out winter’s soft side,” said Erika Rivers, director of the Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division. “The flickering light against snow creates an unforgettable experience. An evening walk becomes so much more on a candle-lit trail aided by light from the moon and stars.”

Visitors are encouraged to stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. for an unforgettable -- some might even say “magical”-- experience of hiking with stars twinkling overhead and candles flickering on snow.

The 1-mile trail starts near the entrance to the lower campground and is suitable for beginner-level hikers of all ages. Appropriate winter attire and a flashlight are recommended.

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