Palmer Park & Kaufman Golf Course

Cross Country Skiing

In the winter, Palmer Park and Kaufman Golf Course switch gears to become one of the best cross-country skiing sites in the Grand Rapids area. Skiers will find three groomed loops of roughly two miles each, winding through wooded areas of the park and more open terrain in the golf course. The trails offer flatter areas and hills and valleys for a varied experience. All routes begin at the Kaufman clubhouse so use the golf course entrance, the Palmer Park Drive will be locked in the winter.

Address

4807 Clyde Park Ave
Wyoming, MI 49509
Directions

Hours

9am – 5pm
Weather Dependent

  • Trail fee of $2 per person or $25 for a season pass
  • Ski rentals available at the clubhouse
  • Heated restrooms, snacks and beverages are also available at the clubhouse
  • Skiing is allowed if we have 4 inches or more of snow on the ground. For trail conditions call (616) 538-5050

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North Loop

After an easy level start, this loop follows tree lines and the forest edge for most of its route, with expansive views of hilly open fields.
Distance: 2.2 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

Central Loop

This is the most wooded of our loops, exploring the core natural areas of Palmer Park. Starts with a gradual downhill slope.
Distance: 2.0 miles
Difficulty: Moderate

South Loop

This loop offers a good mix of experiences with some wide open views and some wooded sections. Starts with a gradual downhill slope.
Distance: 1.8 miles
Difficulty: Easy

To explore other parks with cross country skiing, click here.

Ski Rentals

Ski rentals with boots in all sizes are available at affordable rates. The trail fee is waived with ski rental.

Ski Rental Pricing

Adults$10
Children (17 and younger)$8
Family (up to 5 people)$30

Cross Country Skiing at Palmer Park & Kaufman Golf Course