Get Involved

We have various events that we post on Facebook that we would be glad to have you attend

You can also become a get involved by sending an email to: Info@IslandLakeFriends.org

While not all of our events will be listed here (mainly they are on Facebook), here is some information about some walks that we are sponsoring

12/4 – Lantern Hike
12/18 – Lantern Hike
1/1 – First Day Hike at 1 PM
1/8 – Lantern Hike
1/22 – Lantern Hike
2/5 – Lantern Hike
2/19 – Lantern Hike
3/5 – Lantern Hike (last one as DST ends 3/13)

Island Lake Recreation Area will be hosting another year of lantern-lit hikes along part of the Hickory Ridge hiking trail, beginning in the first parking lot of the Kent Lake unit. Hike, snowshoe or ski as you follow the lanterns for one mile to a campfire warming station. Return along. the same trail.
New this year will be a Bearclaw Coffee Company truck at the trailhead to help start or end your hike with a bit of extra warmth and energy. In these Covid times, we have decided to no longer offer hot chocolate at the campfire turn around, but we are confident you’ll enjoy the enhanced selection that Bearclaw offers. 15% of your purchase will be donated to the Friends to support trail improvements at the park.
Please, refrain from using flashlights or headlamps unless required for safety. Your eyes will adjust and the moderate darkness makes for a better experience for all! It is no fun being blinded by oncoming lights.
You do not need to register for this self-guided hike. You may hike anytime from 6-9PM, and we will begin taking down the lights at 9PM at the turnaround.
As always, dogs are encouraged and need to be leashed at all times.