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    Choosing Places to Cross Country Ski

    Cross Country Skiing in Indiana is seldom far from home.  Most places you would normally take a walk or go for a hike are equally well suited to cross country skiing.  Local parks, public school campuses, golf courses, and community trails are usually welcoming to cross country skiers.  County and States Parks provide thousands of miles of fantastic hiking trails, ready to be skied every winter.

    Things to Remember...

    • Always ask permission before skiing on privately owned land
    • If skiers are welcome at your local golf course, never ski over the greens as this can damage the turf
    • If skiing on land that is open to hunters, be certain to verify with the property manager where it is okay to ski and make sure to wear hunter orange during the hunting season.

    Northern IndianaMap of Indiana XC Ski Spots
    A St. Patrick's County Park rentskate ski
    B Madeline Bertrand County Park, MI rentskate ski
    C Love Creek County Park, MI rentskate ski
    D Potato Creek State Park sledcamp
    E Chain O'Lakes State Park camp
    F Pokagon State Park sledcamp
    G Lemon Lake County Park rentlessonssled
    H Oak Ridge Prairie County Park rentlessonssled
    I Stoney Run County Park rentlessons
    J Buckley Homestead
    K Deep River
    L Grand Kankakee Marsh
    M Indiana Dunes SP / National Lakeshore camp
    N Merry Lea Environmental Center
    O Ox Bow County Park skate ski
    P Bonneyville Mill County Park

    North-Central Indiana
    A France Park, Cass County backcountrycamp
    B Ouabache State Park camp
    C Salamonie Lake snowmobilecamp
    D Tippecanoe River State Park camp
    E Fox Island County Park rent
    F Metea County Park rent

    Central Indiana
    A Fort Harrison State Park sled
    B Summit Lake State Park camp
    C Town Run Trail
    D Eagle Creek City Park
    E Strawtown Koteewi County Park

    Southern Indiana
    A Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

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