Midland City Forest is owned and operated by the City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department. At 520 acres, City Forest is Midland's largest park and is perfect for year-round outdoor activities. There is no charge to enter the park at any time.
Spring - Summer - Fall
In the months without snow, City Forest is a mecca for bikers, runners, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. There are two trail systems within the forest.
In the winter months, City Forest is transformed into a winter recreation park complete with sledding, ice skating, tobogganing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
During the winter, City Forest is best known for its elevated toboggan runs, each a .10 of a mile long. The two towers hold two hand-packed, iced runs that allow participants to ride to and from the towers. The toboggan runs are available for use during winter hours of operation (weather permitting). Please call ahead for availability.
The sled hill is groomed daily and available for sledding at your own risk. The hill is also lighted for night use until 10 p.m. Sorry, no steel runner sleds, toboggans or snow boards are allowed on the hill. Sleds can be rented from the chalet during hours of operation. When conditions are favorable, snow is made on site for the sled hill.
There is one large ice skating rink found at City Forest. This rink is for ice skating only. Skates can be rented from the chalet during hours of operation.
The forest provides 11 kilometers of groomed trails perfect for cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Trails range from beginner to advanced levels.
Snowshoes were introduced in 2016 and provide another great way to enjoy the trails of the forest.
City Forest Cafe
Visitors can complete their winter trip to the Forest with a snack and a cup of hot chocolate in the chalet during hours of operation.