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Easter Egg Hunt offered at Glacial Lakes State Park near Starbuck

Families are invited to spend an afternoon communing with nature and enjoy a spring tradition - an Easter egg hunt.

The Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park has organized an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7 at 2 p.m.

A self-guided scavenger hunt will show the wonders of the park starting at 12:30 p.m. from the contact station. Completed scavenger hunt sheets will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

Face painting will start at 1 p.m. until the hunt starts at 2 p.m. Children will be divided into three age groups: preschool and younger, Kindergarten through 3rd grade, and 4th grade though 6th grade. For each age group, prize eggs will be hidden along with the candy filled eggs.

A total of 3,000 eggs will be available. Prizes will include Arrowwood Water Park tickets, fishing poles, outdoor toys and children's field guides. The hunt will be followed by free hot cocoa.

Alex Watson, park naturalist, will present "Eggs and Animal Dances: Spring Rituals of the Animal World," naturalist program from 2:15 to 3 p.m. Families are advised to arrive early, so they have time to get park passes and locate the appropriate egg hunt area for their children. Each child will need to have their own basket, bag or bucket for collecting eggs.

Minnesota State Park passes will be required for each car entering the park. Passes will be available at the contact station and cost $5 for a day pass or $25 for an annual pass.

Glacial Lakes State park is located five miles south of Starbuck. From the town of Starbuck, go three miles south on Highway 29, then two miles south on County Road 41.