Can you rent cross country skis here and if so, how much?
Yes, certain times. Love the trails! The dunes create some shelter from the winds of the lake and the views are breathtaking. I would call The park for specifics.
A search on the Web I found that Gillette Nature center at PJ hiffmaster will be having a snow shoe event on the weekends in Feb. You will be be able to rent snowshoes for $5 and you need to call on advance and make reservations
We have skied here for years.. yes there are narrow trails. You can ski in adjacent area called Ottawa county or North Ottawa Dunes..Many trails to ski on there as well. No one I know has ever frozen to death. Yes by lake will be cooler. we have snow shoed to lake and hiked many winters. just dress accordingly. The trails at Hoffmaster are a bit challenging. I have a friend who is 80 yrs and still skiis here. Yes no skis but still a nice adventure! Go to the Winter Sports complex in North Muskegon if you want easy trails.. They rent skiis and snow shoes and ice skates. there is a fee for all can go to their web page.. Hope I helped!
no you cannot rent skis there. The park is very dense with older trees. Also, skiing near the lake would be a very very cold experience..people freeze to death..
No, ski are not available on a regular basis. The terrain is very steep with very narrow trails; not at all recommended for beginners or even intermediate skiers. Pidgeon creek in Ottawa County is the closest place to Hoffmaster to offer on site rentals, and is great for beginners, with groomed trails, enough space not to get too crowded most of the time, and a lodge with concessions. The are also local shops that will rent cross country ski and quite a few parks in Ottawa county that are good for beginners and intermediate skiers, as well as advanced.
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