The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center in Great Falls will waive general admission fees in January and February to promote visitation.
“In addition to fee-free admission, we are also offering free snowshoes visitors can borrow to get out on their local public land as well as several free programs as a means to give back to our community this winter,” said center director Duane Buchi in a press release.
The center is open fee-free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Upcoming events and opportunities include:
• Snowshoe rentals: Offered for visitors to borrow free of charge — sizes for children and adults available.
• Guided snowshoe hikes: There will be hikes offered on the first Saturdays of March and April. Phone 406-727-8733 to make reservations.
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• Winter lecture series: Programs will be offered on the second Tuesday of each month through April.
• Winter Trails Day: On Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Silver Crest activity area. Participants have their choice of snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or both. Snowshoe signups open at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26. Cross-country ski signups must be made