Cross-country skiing at The Holden Arboretum will be suspended this winter due to the restoration work being done at Corning Lake and the upcoming installation of a deer fence around Holden’s core gardens.
The construction at Corning Lake has impacted a significant portion of the traditional ski trails and has limited access to other parts of the property for skiers. Because the projects will effect a significant number of the trails used by skiers, the Arboretum will not be grooming trails or allowing skiing and is asking skiers to enjoy the trails at surrounding parks instead.
Snowshoes can still be used on existing hiking trails, and the Arboretum will be creating walkable paths for those who want to visit the gardens. A map of both will be available at the Corning Visitor Center.
Sunrise over Blueberry Pond