With the cold temperatures this weekend – and more snow on the way – we are sharing some great outdoor adventures you can enjoy in and around Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County.
This large metropark offers a variety of outdoor activites year round. During the summer, you can go golfing, disc golfing (on the nationally ranked course), fishing, biking, and running on the Board-to-Board trail that winds along the beautiful Huron River into Dexter, MI.
When winter strikes, the park is just as fun! The metroparks staff does a great job grooming the footpaths for bikers and runners. If you want to try something different, you can cross country ski on miles of well-groomed trails. Cross country skiing will get your blood pumping and the Hudson Mills trails have a variety of difficulty levels so that even beginners will have a great time. Rental packages with boots, skis and poles are available for $15 per person.
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Rolling Hills County Park
Rolling Hills Park is open year round and offers various activities to enjoy during the winter months. In winter, the park features a sledding hill, a half mile of cleared walking trail, and three miles of groomed cross country ski trails. (weather permitting). Winter equipment is available for rent. Please remember that this is a sledding hill, so no snowboards or downhill skis allowed.
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If you are interested in knowing more about ski opportunities in the Ann Arbor area, check out this awesome group. They are an all-volunteer group, primarily singles as well as couples. This is an active ski club with a combination of many Nordic and Alpine trips for local, weekend and week-long trips. During ski season and off-season, A2SC is also a very active social club offering a wide range of options for social gatherings. While many members live in the Ann Arbor area, we also have members stretching from Trenton to Lansing, and Adrian to Troy.
Snowshoeing Around Ann Arbor
Are you looking for a fun winter sport? Another great winter sport that you can do just about anywhere is snowshoeing.
To learn more about snowshoeing, check out this class on January 18th at REI. You can join their experienced staff for a class on the basics of snowshoeing. They will focus on the appropriate selection of gear as well as the basics of what you need and where to go to get started. If you ever thought about getting into snowshoeing, this is a great introduction to the sport!
On February 16th, embrace a Michigan winter with a free, healthy, lantern-lit trail adventure. There will be a half-mile loop lit for cross country skiers (unless snow levels prevent skiing) and a half-mile loop for walking and snowshoeing which will also be lit. There will also be a campfire to warm up in between laps. A few pairs of snowshoes are available to borrow. Meet at Gerald Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Road in Chelsea. For more information, please call the Discovery Center.
With an amazing array of activities year round, Leslie Science center has a number of great winter programs and activities for families. From winter stargazing to migration patterns, your children’s budding minds will learn something new at one of their programs.
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