Ottawa County Parks Winter News

winterblueslodgePigeon Creek Park

Pigeon Creek Park offers groomed, lit cross-country ski trails, ski and snowshoe rentals for adults and children, ski lessons, sledding hill, and warming lodge with concessions.

Important Reminder: Hiking, dogs, and horses are not allowed at Pigeon Creek Park once winter operations begin.

Not feeling steady on your skis? Join us for a lesson!

Ski Lesson Pricing: $8 for 1½ hour lesson. Skis are not provided but can be rented at the lodge on a first-come, first-served basis. Check the schedule online.

Hemlock Crossing

The Ottawa County Parks Nature Center at Hemlock Crossing offers snowshoe rentals for adults and children (4+) at the Nature Center. Hemlock Crossing does not rent skis, but cross-country skiing is welcome on the trails. Hiking and dogs are allowed on the trails on-leash.

Find a family-friendly winter walk or snowshoe program:

Riley Trails

Riley Trails offers 10+ miles of ungroomed cross-country ski trails and is a destination for fat tire bikes. Never tried it? Test one with Velo City Cycles on December 14 from 9 am-12 pm. Hiking and dogs are allowed on the trails on-leash