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!
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