Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter has plenty of ways to take advantage of the winter months.
The park's trails are groomed for classic-style skiing, including 7.5 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails on varied terrain.
The Ski Touring Center is open weekends and holidays for ski rentals, features a heated lounge, food service and restrooms. Groups of 10 or more may make arrangements to rent skis during the week. Call 734-426-8211 for more details.
The ski rental rate on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays is $10 for four hours. If rented separately skis are $4, boots $4 and poles $3.
Trail use is free, except for the required vehicle entry permit. Cross-country ski maps and/or brochures are available at most Huron Clinton Metroparks.
For cross-country skiing conditions, which may vary park to park, contact the Huron Clinton Metroparks at 1-800-47-PARKS or contact the park office directly. General ski information, including trail conditions, is also available online.
A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark which is only $25 annually for regular admission, $15 annually for seniors, or $5 daily. General information can be found at the park website or by calling 1-800-47-PARKS.