Trails Groomed for X-C Skiers at Palmer Woods!

Exciting News for Cross-Country Skiers!
Thanks to Friends of Sleeping Bear and their fantastic volunteers, trails at Palmer Woods were groomed regularly!  We hope to have more than 3.5 miles of trail groomed several times this winter, as conditions and our partners enable it to happen.  If you visit, be sure to check out the kiosk map which indicates groomed trails. We welcome your feedback if you are out skiing or snowshoeing at beautiful Palmer Woods. Enjoy this winter wonderland!

Snowshoers and hikers; the trails are wide so please avoid walking on top of of the ski tracks. Thank you!

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Thanks to Friends of Sleeping Bear trail grooming volunteers, George Quarderer (left) and Kerry Kelly, who have been so helpful. The snowmobile in this photo was donated by Mark Iuppenlatz–thank you!

Staffers Becky Hill and Emily Douglas kick up their heels at Palmer Woods

Staffers Becky Hill and Emily Douglas kick up their heels at Palmer Woods






6 responses to “Trails Groomed for X-C Skiers at Palmer Woods!”

  1. Robert Scholl says:

    We look forward to X- country skiing at Palmer Woods. Hope to talk with George about taking a group out on 1/20.

  2. David Johnson says:

    What a gift to those in the area for this “groomed trail;” thank you, George and Kerry!
    Looking forward to being out there on the 20th!

  3. Teri Gillespie says:

    Just bought 15 acres on Wheeler Rd near Palmer Woods. We can’t wait to be a productive part of the Conservancy, especially in this area.

    • leelanau says:

      Teri that is great to hear! That area is so beautiful and you have two great natural areas in your back yard. When you are ready to get more involved, our Community Engagement Coordinator, Claire Wood, would love to hear from you: [email protected]

  4. Jeff Gerstenberger says:

    My wife and I just finished skiing the Price Valley Trail and had a great time. It was nice to be sheltered from a lot of the lakeshore winds. Much thanks to the volunteer groomers! We also appreciated the update on the web site about when the trail had last been groomed.

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