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Proud Lake, Port Crescent offer night skiing

Thu, Jan  10, 2008 - By DNR

Proud Lake Recreation Area

Proud Lake Recreation Area will begin hosting weekly "GO-Get Outdoors" candlelight "hikes" each Tuesday evening around the Marsh Trail for those with cross-country skis or snowshoes.

The hikes will begin at the River Hawk Annex at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, and continue each Tuesday through the winter. The annex will be open for participants to get warm and enjoy a few refreshments. Outside, hikers will find a bonfire.

Proud Lake's friends group is assisting with these events. They can be contacted at, or you may contact the park at (248) 685-2433 for more information.

Proud Lake Recreation Area is located at 3500 Wixom Rd. in Commerce Township.

Port Crescent State Park

Port Crescent State Park will hold a "GO-Get Outdoors" candlelight cross-country ski night on Jan. 12. Approximately 1.5 miles of the groomed cross-country ski trail will be illuminated for night skiing. Luminaries will be lit at 5:30 p.m. and skiers may begin skiing after that time. A bonfire and refreshments will be available for the skiers to help them warm up.

Participants also may take a ride in a horse drawn sleigh, complete with sleigh bells. There is a nominal charge of $1 for each person per ride.

Anyone interested in the event should call the Port Crescent State Park at (989) 738-8663 for trail conditions. This event may be canceled due to lack of snow or adverse weather conditions. Port Crescent State Park is located off Port Austin Road in Port Austin.

State Park Entry

All motor vehicles entering a state park or recreation area must display a Motor Vehicle Permit, available for purchase at the park entrance. Cost is $24 for a resident annual and $6 for a resident daily. A nonresident annual is $29 and a nonresident daily is $8.

The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state's natural resources for current and future generations.