City Forest Chalet


About City Forest

Located at 2840 East Monroe, ¼ mile west of N Eastman Rd, City Forest is comprised of 520 acres of hardwoods and pines. Perfect for year-round outdoor activities. During the winter, City Forest is best known for its four iced toboggan runs, cross country ski trails, outdoor skating rink and a large sled hill available for public use. The toboggan runs are available for use during winter hours of operation (weather permitting). The sledding hill is available at your own risk and is lighted for night use. Sorry, no steel runner sleds or snow boards are allowed. City Forest provides 7.58 miles of groomed trails including a .7 mile lighted loop. Excellent for cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Trails range from beginner to advanced levels. Visitors can complete their winter trip to City Forest with a snack and hot chocolate in the Chalet during hours of operation. Once the snow melts, the fun does not stop at City Forest. The forest itself becomes a popular area for nature lovers. The many miles of hiking/cross country ski trails are a great place for a nature hike or jog. With nearly 8 (7.92) miles of trails in total. In addition there are 13.1 miles of mountain biking trails that are open year-round. With plenty of steep hills, twists and turns, these trails provide an exciting ride even for experienced riders.

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Chalet Rental in All Seasons

You can reserve the City Forest Chalet up to 364 days in advance of your event (for spring/summer/fall rental). Check pricing, availability and make reservations from our CivicRec online catalog.

Spring - Summer - Fall (April - November)

The Chalet is available to rent 7 days a week from our CivicRec online catalog. 

Winter (December - March)

We offer rental packages Monday-Thursday during our non winter operations up to 60 days in advance. Approval is based on weather and availability. Check pricing and availability online from our CivicRec online catalog. During public hours of winter operation the Chalet is not available for exclusive use.

Chalet Amenities

The City Forest Chalet has seating for approximately 36, plus standing room. The square footage of seating area is approximately 800’ feet. Furniture consists of (4) 5’ tables, (4) overlook bar-style seating, and (2) high top standing tables. In addition to the many miles of trails City Forest also has an outdoor fire pit north of the Chalet and a double jumbo grill outside of the facility. Restrooms are located inside the building. Please note that WI-FI is NOT available at the City Forest Chalet.

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Contact Us

  1. City Forest

    2840 E Monroe Road
    (Located 1/4 mile west of Eastman Road)
    Midland, MI 48642
    Phone: 989-837-6930 (Parks and Recreation Office)

    Phone: 989-399-0506 (Weather Hotline)

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