It’s the season for giving and cross country skiing. Did you know that every winter the Kaufman Golf Course at Palmer Park gets turned into a hotspot for cross country skiing? The course offers three beginner level loops of groomed trails that span 2 miles each. If you get too cold on your journey you can take a break in the clubhouse for snacks, beverages, ski rentals, and a much needed hot cocoa. If you’re just out for the day, the trail cost is $2 per person, or you can ski all winter long with a $25 season pass!
For seasoned skiers who appreciate a challenge, Kent County has 10 other parks with over 50 miles of ungroomed trails to discover. Pickerel Lake Park offers a 2 mile trail that circles the scenic lake. Provin Trails Park lets you ski beneath 46 acres of tall Michigan pines. Millennium Park has several loops, totaling nearly 18 miles of flat, natural terrain. At Donald J. Lamoreau Park you can find several lowland loops and even ski along the Grand River! Even in the winter each park has something unique and beautiful to offer. Find which park your skis want to discover at http://www.kentcountyparks.org/trails/crosscountryskitrails.php