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Winter Activities Resume at St. Joseph County Parks Winter Innertubing Innertubing hills are located at St. Patrick’s County Park in South Bend and Ferrettie Baugo Creek County Park in Osceola. Snow conditions permitting, innertubing hills are open and supervised weekends only through February 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost is $3 per person plus a vehicle gate entrance fee of $3/St. Joseph County vehicles and $4/out-of-county vehicles. Innertubes are provided as available and sleds and toboggans are not allowed. Private tubing parties are also available at both innertube hills Wednesday through Sunday. Call 575654-3155 for more information on private innertubing parties. Cross-Country Skiing at St. Patrick’s Cross-country ski rental is available at St. Patrick’s County Park in South Bend, Wednesday through Sunday until February 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., snow conditions permitting. The cost is $3 per adult trail fee, $2 per youth trail fee (ages 15 and under), plus a gate fee. The $10 ski equipment rental fee is good all day. Rental includes skis, boots and poles. Parental signature required for renters age 16 and under. All equipment is due in by 5:00 p.m. (additional fee applies for late return). Trails are groomed throughout the week. St. Patrick’s and Madeline Bertrand County Parks are joining together to offer a uni-trail pass. Daily trail passes purchased at either park will be honored at both parks. There must be several inches of natural snow on the ground for trail grooming and for ski equipment to work properly. For more information regarding crosscountry skiing at St. Patrick’s County Park call 574/277-4828. Cocoa and Candlelight Ski Nights St. Patrick’s County Park offers nighttime skiing by the light of glowing luminaries at the Cocoa and Candlelight Ski nights. Snow conditions permitting, Cocoa and Candlelight ski nights are scheduled for Fridays, January 14 and 28, and February 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The program includes groomed trails with luminaries to the historic Manion Cabin where a fireplace and beverages await. The cost for the program is $5 per person and includes one beverage. Ski rental is available at $10. This event is cancelled if snow conditions are inadequate. For more information call St. Patrick’s County Park at 574/277-4828. Snow Shoe Rental Ferrettie Baugo Creek County Park offers snowshoeing, one of the nation's fastest growing sports, weekends only through February 27. Snow conditions permitting, rental is available from 11am to 4pm. Equipment can be rented at Baugo Station for $3 per person plus a vehicle gate fee of $3/St. Joseph County vehicles and $4/out-of-county vehicles. Parental signature required for renters age 16 and under. Equipment is due in by 5pm (additional fee applies for late return). Snow shoe rental is available only when the innertube hill is open, and there must be several inches of natural snow on the ground for snow shoes to work properly. Call 574/674-9770 for more information.


Winter Activities