Winter Open Hours

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The Ney Nature Center Education Building will be open on Saturdays and Sundays in January, February, and March from 12pm to 4pm. Visitors are welcome to bird watch from the building, enjoy a warm beverage, and relax in our reading corner. Once snow conditions allow, visitors can also rent snowshoes or cross country skis. Equipment is available on a first come, first served basis. Equipment sizing will fit most adults and young adults. Youth sizing varies.

Equipment Rental (XC Skis or Snowshoes):

  • Members $3.00 or $9.00 for a family of 3 or more people
  • Non-members $5.00 or $15.00 for a family of 3 or more people.

Park is open daily. Ski trails are groomed by volunteers from the local snowmobile association within a day or two of snowfalls, and the sledding hill is also popular! We will post updates below when ski trails have been groomed.

Once ski grooming begins, snowshoeing/hiking and cross-country skiing take place on two different trail systems. Click here to view the Winter Trail Map.

Trail Updates:

2.23.18 – Ski trails have been groomed this morning and are in GOOD condition.

2.20.18 – Ski trail has been groomed. Trail is FAIR, still some icy and grassy spots. Snowshoe and x-c ski rentals are OPEN.

2.1.18 – Ski trail conditions have been upgraded to FAIR but some icy and grassy spots still remain. Tracks set overnight. Snowshoe and x-c ski rentals are OPEN.

1.28.18 – Snowshoe and x-c ski rentals are OPEN but beginner skiing is not recommended as the conditions are very icy and grassy in some areas. The trails have been groomed for classical cross-country skiing and are in POOR condition.

1.23.18 – Snowshoe and x-c ski rentals are OPEN. The trails have been groomed for classical cross-country skiing and are in GOOD condition.

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