Midland City Forest is owned and operated by the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department. In the winter, City Forest transforms into the region's premier winter recreation destination. The forest offers a variety of winter recreation opportunities. City Forest features Michigan’s only hand-packed toboggan runs. Each at a tenth of a mile long, these 4 snow-packed, iced and elevated toboggan runs are a fan favorite. City Forest maintains 7.5 miles of groomed trails (including a .7 mile lighted loop) for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Also, there are 13 miles of mountain biking trails that are open year-round. A large rink in front of the Chalet is ideal for ice skaters of all levels. Our groomed and lighted sledding hill is available for sledding until late evening. Use your own sled! When it’s time to warm up, the City Forest Chalet is the best place for cocoa and a bird's eye view of the fun! You can bring your own sleds, skates and skis or rent ours when the Chalet is open! There is no charge to enter the park.
City Forest winter recreational activities will be available as weather allows. Look for weather condition updates posted on our web pages and social media sites.
Spring - Summer - Fall
In the months without snow, City Forest is a mecca for bikers, runners, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. There are two trail systems within the forest.
In the winter months, City Forest is transformed into a winter recreation park complete with sledding, ice skating, tobogganing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.