Your Winter Guide to Township Parks and Trails

sledding hill premier park (website)

Winter is in full force, and the Township has several opportunities for you to get outside and stay active.

Here’s a quick guide to some of the popular parks and trails to help you plan your winter outdoor activities.

  • Sledding. The Township’s sledding hill at Premier Park is a short walk from the main parking area and can provide hours of fun for all ages. The park, located at 3450 10 Mile Road, is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Admission to the park is free.
  • Hiking and skiing. If you are not looking for a thrill ride down a hill, a quieter hike may be a better fit. Grand Rogue Park offers 1.5 miles of trails for hikers and skiers, and the southern-most part of the White Pine Trail stretches more than 4 miles through Belmont and downtown Comstock Park, passing several restaurants, businesses, a Kent District Library branch and LMCU Ballpark. During the winter, the trail is plowed for walkers, runners and cyclists, and an area is left unplowed for skiing and snowshoeing.
  • Ice Fishing. When conditions are right, community members can enjoy ice fishing on Versluis Lake, 3650 Versluis Park NE. A large variety of fish are found in the lake, including bluegill, carp, catfish, crappies, gar, northern pike, large mouth, small mouth and rock bass, sunfish and walleye.
For more information on Township parks, click here.