Current Conditions

All park facility conditions are subject to change. During periods of inclement winter weather, our maintenance department’s first priority is to work on clearing the roadways, parking lots and then sidewalks. Once the above goals have been met, they will begin to work on winter sports areas; such as the ice rink, hike bike trail, toboggan runs, grooming of trails, etc. Thank you for your patience and understanding as your safety is our first priority.

Call the Park Office at (810) 227-8910 for the latest park conditions.

NameOpen/ClosedOperating Hours
ParkOpen6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Cross Country Ski CenterClosedSat/Sun/Holidays: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Cross Country Ski TrailsClosed6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Disc Golf Course ‘The Black Locust’Open6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Farm CenterOpen9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Golf CourseOpenMore Info
Hay/Sleigh Rides (Public Rides)Open, conditions permitting.Weekend: Noon – 4 p.m.
Hike-Bike TrailOpen6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Horse TrailsOpen6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Ice FishingClosed6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Nature CenterOpenMon: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tues – Sun: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Nature Center TrailsOpen6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sledding & SnowboardingClosedMon – Fri: 11 a.m. – Dusk
Sat/Sun/Holidays: 10 a.m. – Dusk
TobogganingClosedMon – Fri: 11 a.m. – Dusk
Sat/Sun/Holidays: 10 a.m. – Dusk

Refer to the Activities section of the Kensington Metropark webpage for additional information on the activities and facilities listed above.

  • Report any injuries to the Park Police or the Park Office.
  • Snowmobiles are prohibited.
  • Pets, skiing, running and biking are prohibited on the Nature Center trails.
  • Cross country ski trails, Nature Center trails, Black Locust Disc Golf Course and horse trails are not lit.
  • During periods of snow cover, riding is only permitted on the portion of the trail from the Staging Area to the Milford Road entrance and then along the East Trail to the expressway. The west trails are closed for cross country skiing.  The trails are CLOSED during periods of ground thaw.
  • No pets or snowshoeing allowed on cross-country ski trails. Snowshoeing is permitted on the Nature Center Trails and in most picnic areas.
  • Do not leave any of your equipment unattended.
  • Please park in parking lots for winter activities.


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