8765 Hammel Road
Brighton, MI 48116
Phone: (810) 231-4084 or (800) 477-3193
Trail Length: 24km
Groomed Classic? Yes: 24km
Groomed Skating? Yes: 18km
Lighted? Yes: 2.4km
Snowmaking? Yes: 2.4km
Trail fee? Yes: Park pass. $5 f
Ski rentals? Classic & skate
Trail Map: Yes
Trail Conditions: Yes
Getting there: From Brighton: Take Rickett Rd south. Turn right on Hammel (dirt road). Drive about 1/2 mile. The paved entrance to the Golf Center is on the right, a short dirt road to a parking lot near the more interesting trails is on the left.
Directions to get there: Yes
Huron Meadows is the premier southeast lower Michigan cross country ski venue. Why is it popular?
The trails are marked and moderately hilly. All trails are groomed. The 18 km trails north of Hammel Road are groomed for both skate and classic. The trails are partially on a golf course, partially in the woods. South of Hammel Road are 5km of double-tracked classic-only trails with nice little rolling hills and all in the woods.
The Ski Touring Center (Golf Starter Building) is open daily for ski rentals and features a heated lounge, restrooms and snacks.
Huron Meadows holds the Frosty Fest consisting of the Frosty Freestyle 5km and 15km and Krazy Klassic 8km/12km races, plus a kids race on the second weekend of each January.
A park pass is required to enter park. There's a $5 fee to ski on Bucks Run, the 2.4km man-made snow loop (and lit at night) to help defer the cost of snowmaking. No fee to ski on the rest of the groomed trail system.