Nara Nature Center

ADVENTURE COURTESY OF AMBASSADOR
ALEXIS DAHL

HOUGHTON COUNTY
47375 US-41
HOUGHTON, MI 49931

There’s something to do in Michigan year-round, including in the dead of winter! The 100-acre Nara Nature Park is fun all year, but it’s the perfect spot to spend a snowy day. Don’t forget the hot chocolate!

PLAN AHEAD

⚪  BEGINNER

◯  INTERMEDIATE

◯  ADVANCED

⚪  HOUR

◯  HALF-DAY

⚪  ALL DAY

▷ PARKING ON-SITE

▷ KID-FRIENDLY

▷ PET-FRIENDLY

⚪  FREE

◯  SMALL FEE

◯  REC PASSPORT

DAY ADVENTURE

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Grab a sled, and hit the slopes! Nara Nature Park has a sledding hill that’s fun for all ages. When you’re done cruising down the hill, spend some time in their chalet. Warm up by the fire, hit the showers if you need to, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. The chalet is open 8am–8pm every day, year-round.

If sledding isn’t your style, consider cross-country skiing or snowshoeing down their trails before visiting the chalet.

WHAT TO BRING – Winter: sled, skis, or snowshoes, water, and sunscreen. Summer: bug spray, water, and sunscreen.

TIP: There are multiple parking areas along the trails, so consider planning your day in advance and parking at a central location.

Visiting the park in the warmer months? No problem! There are more than 50 miles of walkable trails, including the Peepsock Trail: a short, ¾-mile hike to the shore of Portage Lake.