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Leisure Activities

For program information or reservations call 574/654-3155.

Cross Country Skiing at St. Patrick’s

Ski two parks for the price of one! St. Patrick’s and adjacent Madeline Bertrand County Park teamed together to offer a uni-trail pass. Trail passes purchased at either park will be honored at both parks. Ski trails are groomed at both parks throughout the week. Rental includes skis, boots and poles. Parental signature required for renters age 16 and under. All equipment is due in by 5pm (additional fee applies for late return). Check our Facebook page or Twitter feed for trail condition updates.

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Winter fun for everyone! Innertubing hills are supervised. Innertubes are provided as available. Sleds and toboggans are not permitted. Not recommended for children 3 years of age or younger. Check our Facebook page or Twitter feed for hill status.

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Private Innertubing Parties

Private parties are great events for your club, school, church, business or family event. Parties are available during the week and after public hours on the weekends at both innertubing sites. For more information or to make a reservation call 574/654-3155.  Parties are only confirmed when payment is received.

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Snow Shoe Rental

Snow shoeing is a great way to enjoy winter sights and sounds. Plus, it never hurts to get a little added exercise in the winter! Parental signature required for renters age 16 and under. Equipment is due back by 5pm (additional fee applies for late return).

Skiing Under the Stars

  • Fridays, January 6 & 20, February 3
    (snow conditions permitting)
  • St. Patrick’s County Park: Red Barn
  • 6 to 9pm
  • $5/person includes beverage and homemade cookies
    $10 ski rental available

Enjoy cross-country skiing by the light of glowing luminaires on snow-covered trails. At the Manion Cabin enjoy hot chocolate, coffee or water and homemade cookies to revive you for the return journey.

Disc Golf

  • Open daily, Pro Shop hours vary
  • Ferrettie/Baugo Creek Co. Park; Pro Shop located in Gate House
  • 10am to park closing
  • Daily pass: $4/adult; $3/youth (age 15 and under)
    Annual pass: $30/adult; $20/youth
    Annual gate/disc golf combo pass: $50

Bring your friends and family to this 18-hole course. Check out the Pro Shop for all your disc golfing needs. We carry INNOVA disc golf bags and a great selection of INNOVA discs, including tie-dyed discs!

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Geocache St. Joseph County Parks

Join the hunt for hidden “geocaches” in St. Joseph County Parks. Bridge the gap between technology and nature as you go for a modern-day treasure hunt for hidden caches at Spicer Lake Nature Preserve, Bendix Woods, Ferrettie/Baugo Creek, and St. Patrick’s County Parks. Park entrance fee in effect on certain days.