Canceled Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area - Candlelight Cross-Country Ski

Date:  January 15, 2021  
Time:  05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area, 3871 Herd Road, Metamora, MI 48455

Contact: Todd Farrell, park supervisor 810-797-4439

Winter trail lit by lanterns

This event has been canceled.

Enjoy an evening of cross-country skiing on a groomed trail illuminated by candles. Snowshoes are welcome but must walk alongside the groomed ski track as well. Participants should bring skis or snowshoes and dress for the weather. We will not have equipment available to borrow or rent this year. However check out rental opportunities through Arrive Outdoors. If there is a lack of snow this will become a hike. To ensure we are meeting the requirements outlined in the MDHHS gathering order, pre-registration is required this year and will become available January 1 (check back here at that time). Groups will register for a specific arrival time in order to assist with social distancing on the trail and there will be a limited number of participants.

New this year visitors may reserve a fire ring in the campground for their group to warm up by or roast hotdogs and S'mores for a small donation of $20 (Your fire circle comes with a bundle of wood but is not pre-started. Food and other supplies are not provided). The donation will be put toward a future improvement project in the park. There will only be 25 fire rings available and can be reserved first come, first served when you pre-register your group. 

This event is weather dependent and may be canceled due to poor weather/driving conditions. Donations will be non-refundable. For more information, call the park at 810-797-4439.

A Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into Michigan state parks. To make a camping reservation, visit or call 1-800-447-2757.

Please Note: Dates occasionally change and events may be canceled due to inclement weather and other reasons. Please call the park to confirm dates/times prior to your arrival.

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