Once snow conditions allow, the Ney Nature Center will begin renting snowshoes, cross country skis, and kicksleds from the Education Building. Equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis. Equipment sizing will fit most users ages 7 and older.
Winter Rental Hours
Monday – Friday: 9AM – 4PM– RENTALS CLOSED AS OF 3.17.23 Saturday & Sunday: 10AM – 4PM– RENTALS CLOSED AS OF 3.17.23
Equipment Rental (XC Skis or Snowshoes):
- $3 per member or $5 per non-member
The 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 and when rentals are available.
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 and Rental Status:
03.17.23 – Trails have not been groomed since 3.11.23. We attempted to groom this morning but it did not take and the trails are icy. Until we get another good snowfall, winter equipment rentals are closed as of today.
03.11.23 – Trails are groomed and conditions are good!
03.10.23 – Trails are groomed but might still be a bit slushy. Be the first to test the trails and let us know how they are!
03.09.23 – Trails are in okay condition, slushy in some parts. We will update you all after the snow comes through when our trails have been re-groomed!
02.24.23 – Trails are groomed (besides the end of the field trail to get to the butterfly meadow – hopefully by this weekend!) The driveways are plowed but there is limited parking.
02.07.23 – Rentals are open! With the rain yesterday, the ski trails are a bit icy. Still groomed from the 27th.
02.03.23 – Looking forward to the warm weekend, rentals will be open! Trails are still groomed from the 27th.
01.28.23 – Ski trail conditions are great, rentals are open – come on out!
01.20.23 – Rentals are open until 4pm today and trails are freshly groomed!
01.12.23 – Ski trails are icy. Maybe Snowshoe instead?
01.05.23 – Rentals Open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – freshly groomed!
01.04.23 – Rentals CLOSED – Trails not groomed.
12.30.22 – Rentals Open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm – Trails groomed, conditions fair
12.25.22 – Rentals Closed for the Holiday
12.24.22 – Rentals Closed for the Holiday – Trail groomed at Noon – make sure the driveway is accessible before coming.
12.23.22 – Closed due to Extreme Weather
12.21 & 12.22 – Closed due to Extreme Weather
12.16.22 – So much new snow! Trails are groomed! Come and Ski!
11.21.2022 – There is snow but not enough to groom. We are looking forward to the season starting!
11.30.2022 – As of 10:30am we have ski trails! Conditions are fair, with powdery snow and some thin patches. Blowing snow may cover trails but they are groomed! Rentals for skis and snowshoes will be open today until 4pm.