The best traditional snowshoes are these wooden snowshoes that will get you outdoors for one of our favorite Minnesota winter activities. Get a pair of quality snowshoes and they will take you where even a snowmobile or cross-country skis cannot go.
These Traditional Snowshoes are a modified Bear Paw style. They are handmade on an ash frame and laced with rawhide.
Along with their beautiful appearance, wooden snowshoes are quiet on the snow. If you are from Minnesota, or other snowy states, you may find as we did, that a pair of old traditional snowshoes is stashed in the attic or shed.
With a bit of care and maintenance, these snowshoes will last a lifetime and can be handed down from generation to generation.
If you haven't had a pair of traditional snowshoes passed down to you, it is possible to make your own snowshoes and, in turn, pass them on to future generations. To learn how, get a copy of Building Wooden Snowshoes & Snowshoe Furniture.
Or, if you do have a pair of antique wooden snowshoes, they may need to be upgraded with new snowshoe bindings.
Get the whole family involved in snowshoeing.
There are traditional-style snowshoes are available for all ages and sizes.
Handcrafted youth model snowshoes are tough enough to last through all the kids in the family.
If you've never tried "snow walking" it's time to get yourself some snowshoes and get out and snowshoe in Minnesota!