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:

4.17.18 – The ski and snowshoe trails are OPEN from 5am until 10pm as long as conditions allow. Winter rentals (including x-c skis and snowshoes) are OPEN on weekdays between 9am and 4:30pm as long as conditions allow. Although the trails have been groomed, ski conditions vary greatly from some grassy spots to 3-foot snow drifts.

4.10.18 – The ski trails and rentals (including x-c skis and snowshoes) are CLOSED.

4.4.18 – Snowshoe rentals are OPEN on weekdays from 9a-5p. Ski rentals are CLOSED. Ski trails are OPEN but in POOR condition.

3.28.18 – The ski trails and rentals (including x-c skis and snowshoes) are CLOSED.

3.17.18 – Ski trails are deteriorating due to the warm weather. Any remaining tracks are in POOR condition. Snowshoe rentals are OPEN as long as weather permits. X-c ski rentals are CLOSED.

3.6.18 – Ski trails have been groomed and although soft and slushy, tracks have been set. Ski trails are in GOOD condition as far as coverage is concerned. Snowshoe and x-c ski rentals are OPEN.

2.25.18 – Ski trails have been groomed and tracks have been set. Ski trails are in GOOD condition. Snowshoe and x-c ski rentals are OPEN.

2.20.18 – Ski trails have been groomed. Trails are rated as FAIR with 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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