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    Louise Whipple, who will lead the Moonlight Snowshoe, enjoys the MSTF trails.

Moonlight snowshoe event led by Louise Whipple this Saturday

in Newport/Outdoors by

NEWPORT — In an effort to expand the use of our local trails, community member, and outdoor sports enthusiast Louise Whipple, will be leading a Moonlight Snowshoe on February 11 at 6:00 p.m.

The event, which is open to everyone, should make for a great family activity, or way to make new friends.

“Louise’s love for all things outdoor is infectious,” Dawn Buker, who recently had the chance to enjoy the MSTF trails with Louise, said. “Her manner is kind, caring, attentive and relaxed.”

Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers, that aims to create and promote a system of well-maintained and easily accessible cross country ski trails for all ages and all abilities.

These beautiful trails can be accessed off the bike path or off Darling Hill Road where there is dedicated parking below the big green barn at 3892 Darling Hill.

Don’t have skis? MSTF provides rentals every Saturday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the green barn. They are available for seasonal rental or by the day.

If you’re new to the sport, renting for the day is a great way to see just how much fun nordic skiing can be.

MSTF trails provide a natural playground for members with a strong emphasis on nurturing the love of outdoor activities in our youth. The trails vary from railroad flat to precipitous with skate and classic machine grooming on the core network.

For membership, trail information and event schedules, visit mstf.net.

For more information about Louise’s private guided tours or “Take Your Workout Outside” programs, also refer to the website.

So join in on the fun, February 11, and enjoy the full moon and beautiful trails.

For more information contact Beth at mstfnek@gmail.com.

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