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Posted on: January 4, 2022

City Forest Open for Skiing, Sledding

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January 4, 2022 – It’s officially winter in Midland: City Forest is now open for cold-weather activities! 

Midland City Forest is a 520-acre all-season recreational area that features two trail systems open to hikers, mountain bikers, runners, and equestrians in spring, summer, and fall. In winter, City Forest offers a groomed, lighted sledding hill; a large outdoor ice rink; 7.5 miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing; Michigan’s only hand-packed toboggan runs; and a chalet with concessions and sled, ski, or skate rentals available. The park is open from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. Chalet operating hours at Fridays, 4 – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday, 12 – 6 p.m.; and on Midland Public Schools personal development days from 12 – 6 p.m. 

Please note: The toboggan run will remain closed until an increase in staffing levels makes it safe to open. Visitors are prohibited from using the toboggan run while it is closed. Residents interested in a seasonal part-time job at City Forest can apply online at www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/careers.  

Stay up-to-date with City Forest and other Midland Parks and Recreation programs and amenities via the following methods:

For more information, visit www.cityofmidlandmi.gov/cityforest or contact the Parks and Recreation office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at 989-837-6930 or the City Forest (weekends only) at 989-835-7011. City Forest is located at 2804 E. Monroe Road in Midland.

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