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Hudson Mills Metropark

Cross-Country Skiing

Fasten your skis and enjoy a cross-country ski excursion on six miles of groomed trails at Hudson Mills Metropark. Glide past picturesque snow-glazed fields, ice-covered ponds, and beautiful deciduous forests. Take a refreshing drink from your water bottle on one of two rustic bridges overlooking the Huron River. The course has varied terrain and accommodates all skill levels. The Ski Touring /Activity Center, open weekends only, features a heated lounge, food service and public restrooms. Groups of 10 or more can make arrangements to ski during the week by calling (734) 426-8211. Dogs are NOT allowed on ski trails.

 

½ day full equipment package (weekends only)

  • Adult: $13
  • Youth (under 16): $9
  • Skis only - $5
  • Boots only - $5
  • Poles only - $3
  • Group rates (M-F only) - $8/ person - must have a reservation

Huron Meadows Metropark

Cross-Country Skiing

Huron Meadows Metropark is one of just a few parks in southeast Michigan that offers skate-style and classic groomed cross country ski trails. Choose among 14.8 miles of trails groomed for tracked, classic skiing over easy to moderate terrain, or nine miles of trails groomed for skate-style skiing on moderate terrain with rolling hills. Plus, we have a 1K loop made from snow shot from our snow guns, that is open even if there isn't much snow!

All trails are open, ski and weather conditions permitting.

Separate trails for hikers and snowshoers help keep our ski trails in great shape for skiers only!

This park offers spectacular scenery for your next cross-country ski excursion. Glide past snow-glazed fields, an ice-covered lake, and beautiful deciduous forests.

The Ski Touring Center (Golf Starter Building) is open weekends for ski rentals and features a heated lounge, restrooms and snacks. Groups of 10 or more can make arrangements to rent skis during the week. Dogs are not allowed on ski trails.

Cross-country ski rental

  • 1/2 day full equipment pkg. (4 hrs. & under):
    • Adult: $13
    • Youth (under 16): $9
  • Skis only: $5
  • Boots only: $5
  • Poles only: $3
  • Group Rate (M-F only)
    • Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation call Hudson Mills Park Office at 734-426-8211: $8/person

Skate-Ski Cross-Country Ski Trail

Ski seven miles of trails set for skate-style skiing. The Ski Touring Center (Golf Starter Building), open weekends and holidays, rents classic and skate-style skis, and features a heated lounge, restrooms and snacks. Groups of 10 or more can make arrangements to rent skis during the week; preregistration is required. Weather and ski conditions permitting, ski rental will be available the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.


Indian Springs Metropark

Cross-Country Skiing

Celebrate a fresh snowfall by cross-country skiing at Indian Springs Metropark. Glide across nearly 12 miles of trails on varied terrain, passing through scenic wooded areas and frozen wetlands, or try the open expanses on the golf course. The trails accommodate beginner and intermediate skiers.


Kensington Metropark

Cross-Country Skiing

Fasten your skis and glide across more than twelve miles of groomed trails at Kensington Metropark. Coast past snow-glazed fields, frozen ponds and beautiful deciduous woods. Beginner and intermediate level trails traverse the park and golf course.

The Ski Center is located at the Golf Course. Rental equipment will be available Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with the last rental at 4:30 p.m.(weather and trail conditions permitting). The Ski Center also offers public restrooms and limited food service. Special equipment rental rates are available for organized groups on weekdays. Please schedule a minimum of one week in advance and pre-payment is required.

Trail maps are available at the Ski Center, tollbooths or the Kensington Park Office. Skiing is prohibited in the following areas: Nature Study Area and nature trails, sledding hills and toboggan runs, snowboarding hill, and on the golf course greens. Trails are open 6 am to 10 pm and they are not lit. Please use only marked ski trails.

Cross-Country Ski Rental (Deposit = Driver's License)

Rates
1/2 Day Full Equip Pkg - $13
1/2 Day Full Equip Pkg - $9
(youth under 16)
Group Rate (M-F only); groups of 15+, advance reservation only - $8/person
To reserve call: 810-227-8910
Skis Only - $5
Boots Only - $5
Poles Only - $5

Ice Skating

Enjoy a picturesque, winter tradition and hours of outdoor fun ice-skating on frozen Kent Lake at Kensington Metropark. Families and hockey players can skate on separate, natural rinks, which are well-lit in the evenings. Afterwards, warm up in the nearby heated Boat Rental Building. Sorry, there is no skate rental. The ice rink(s) are open Monday thru Friday 11 am - 9 pm and Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10 am to 9 pm, weather and rink conditions permitting. The first rink is FREE SKATE ONLY, no hockey. Please refer to Park Conditions or contact the Park Office for the most up-to-date conditions at 810-227-8910.

Snowboarding

Kensington Metropark offers a beginner snowboarding hill. The hill is located in the Orchard picnic area in between the toboggan runs and sledding hills. Snowboards must be tethered to your ankle. Please walk up the designated returns only and be cautious of others using the hill. Sorry, we do not rent snowboards. The Orchard picnic area also offers a nearby shelter with picnic tables and grills. Hours are 11 am to dusk during the week and 10 am to dusk on the weekends, weather and hill/run conditions permitting. Check this site daily for hill conditions under Park Conditions or contact the Park Office at 810-227-8910.


Lake Erie Metropark

Cross-Country Skiing

Bring out your skis to Lake Erie Metropark and enjoy 4.25 miles of trails.  Give us a call for conditions at the Lake Erie Metropark Park Office at 734-379-5020 as park conditions are subject to change.  Check out a map below before you come out or ask for a copy at the toll booth.

 


Lake St. Clair Metropark

Cross-Country Skiing

Celebrate a fresh snowfall by cross-country skiing at Lake St. Clair Metropark. Two and one-half miles of marked cross-country ski trails provide captivating vistas while you enjoy outdoor recreation and great cardiovascular exercise. The relatively flat terrain accommodates beginner and intermediate levels and is fun for all ages.

Ice Hockey

Enjoy this favorite pastime outdoors at an outdoor ice hockey rink located in the west playfield at Lake St. Clair Metropark. A comfort station, picnic tables for resting, and a warming station are conveniently located close to the parking lot. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Check this website daily for weather and ice conditions.

Ice Skating

An outdoor family ice skating rink is located in the west playfield at Lake St. Clair Metropark. The rink, a comfort station, a warming room and picnic tables for resting are conveniently located close to the parking area. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Check this website daily for weather and ice conditions.


Lower Huron Metropark

Cross-Country Skiing

Cut your own cross-country ski trail along flat terrain at Lower Huron Metropark. Enjoy picturesque views of the Huron River and mature woodlands, with a chance to glimpse red fox or white-tailed deer.

Ice Skating

Enjoy a winter wonderland as you skate in a “Currier and Ives” setting on two natural frozen ponds cleared for skating at Lower Huron Metropark. Hockey enthusiasts can practice their shot on one rink, while families skate on the other two. Bring hot cocoa and warm up by a bonfire.


Stony Creek Metropark

Cross-Country Skiing

Escape the winter blues by walking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing at Stony Creek Metropark. Enjoy great cardiovascular exercise as you glide across 13 miles of marked and groomed traditional cross-country ski trails, covering level to hilly terrain. Coast over snow-glazed trails on the golf course or mountain bike routes. Ski rentals are available at the golf course clubhouse weekends only.

Cross-Country Ski Rental (weekends only)

  • 1/2 day full equipment pkg.
    • Adult: $13
    • Youth (under 16): $9
  • Group Rate (M-F only): Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation - $8/person
  • Skis only: $5
  • Boots only: $5
  • Poles only: $3

Ice Skating

An ice skating rink is located on Stony Creek Lake near the boat launch area. A warming room has a heated lobby, vending machines and restrooms. Hockey is allowed in designated areas next to the large general skating rink. No skate rentals. Check this site for weather conditions.

Kiteboarding/Snowkiting

Kiteboarding is a relatively new sport that is a mix between windsurfing, surfing and wakeboarding. In the summer, bring your kiteboards and enjoy riding across the lake on a nice breeze. In the winter, snowkiting comes alive after a fresh snowfall. Using skis or snowboards, glide through the snow and ice on the lake. A staging area can be found at Eastwood Beach in the Day Sail Area. Whether you ride or just want to watch, come to Stony Creek Lake all year long!

Snowboarding

Test your skills and enjoy a snowy, winter day while snowboarding at Stony Creek Metropark. Coast down a designated hill "for snowboards only" near the Gladeview Picnic Area. Snowboards must be tethered to ankles. Please check this site for snow and weather conditions.


Willow Metropark

Ski more than six miles of marked, groomed trails past snow-glazed fields, picturesque woodlands, and the Huron River. Trails at Willow Metropark radiate from the Ski Touring Center and extend to Oakwoods and Lower Huron Metroparks. The Ski Touring Center is open weekends and holidays, snow permitting, for ski rentals featuring a heated lounge and snacks. Contact the metropark office at 734-697-9181 or 1-800-477-3182 for more information. Ski maps are available at the Ski Touring Center, Oakwoods Nature Center and Lower Huron Park Office.


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