We have wanted to cross country ski all winter but its been way too cold to consider doing anything. Once the temp was going to be above 20 we figured it was time to make our move.
Sarett Nature Center is located just off -I196 right near I-94. The nature center is made up of over 1,000 acres and have miles of trails.
It has been years since I have skied and Daughter never had. We were quickly fitted with skis and told the easiest trails to start on. This put us across the roads in the pines area. It was very flat and well groomed, perfect for beginners.
All in we spent a little over an hour and a half before we got cold and went in. We fell a few times and tried to conquer a few small hills. It was a great first time out and if the weather holds we will be back again this season.
Our cost was $3 each for the nature center and $10 each for skis.
More information can be found here: http://sarett.com/rentals/cross-country-skiing-snowshoeing/
Sarett Nature Center
2300 Benton Center Rd.
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Cross-Country Ski Rental Pricing (2 hours)
$4/child MEMBER (children must be accompanied by adult)
$5/child NON MEMBER (children must be accompanied by adult)
$10/adult NON MEMBER plus admission fee ($3)
Snowshoe Rental (2 hours)
$5/adult plus admission fee for non members ($3)
$3/child (children must be accompanied by adult)
No admission fee for members.
All rental equipment must stay on Sarett property and be returned by 5:00pm day of rental.
Please call 269-927-4832 for snow conditions.