Winter Recreation at Hilly Haven
We are excited for this Season! We now have Fat Tire Bike Trails to include in our Winter Fun options!
Update 1/14/2021 – With the forecasted snow, we just want to touch base with you all regarding our plans on grooming. We will get the trails groomed as soon as possible, but please wait to hear from us before coming out. We want to make sure we get them prepared for you before you come out.
Ski Trails – OPEN – groomed 1/10 & in poor condition. Old Farm and Front 9 trails are in poor condition. An alternate route was rolled due to lack of snow in a small section. Please use this route, the regular trail is extremely bare in this area. Hill and Woods trail is in poor condition with alternate route groomed. The lower wooded area is in poor condition with leaves and thin areas.
- Trails are routinely groomed for traditional and skate style skiing.
- Color coded with lettered signs. See Ski Trail Map
- Trails are separate from the bike trails. 3 trails ranging from 1 – 2.5 miles.
Fat Tire Biking/Hiking/Snowshoeing Trails – OPEN – groomed 1/14 & in great condition.
- New for this season!
- Trails are groomed regularly.
- Color coded signs and stakes along the way. See Bike/Hike/Snowshoe Map
- Trails are separate from the ski trails. 3 trails ranging from .5 – 1.6 miles.
- 2 bikes available to rent for $25/hour + tax ($5 trail fee is not included with bike rental)
- Please click this link to book your bike reservation or feel free to call clubhouse at (920) 336-6204.
- Note: when booking fat tires online, it will reference greens fees, walking/carts, etc. because it is our golf tee time reservation system modified to use for reserving bikes in the winter.
- Medium Bike for heights= 5’4″-5’10”
- Large Bike for heights=5’10” & up
- Limited Snowshoe equipment (junior sizes too) available for rental for $5
- Must wear a helmet if biking
Details for all Winter Fun
- Adults: $5 – please put in cash box by door or pay inside
- Kids (under 16) Ski/Snowshoe/Bike/Hike FREE with accompanying paid adult
- Membership: $40 (will receive a sticker for your vehicle)
- Hours Mon-Fri: Dawn-6pm; Sat-Sun: Dawn-8pm
- If going out after dusk, no singles or dogs allowed and you must have a headlight. Trails are not lit.
- Responsible pet owners may include their furry friends (during daylight hours) but are reminded to keep our white snow clean!
- Trailhead is in right corner (after entering) of upper parking lot, between practice green and #1 tee, just right of the Best of the Bay signs
- Bar and Grill open 10am weekdays, 9am weekends
All ski trails are routinely groomed for classic and skate skiing. All trails begin to the left of the trailhead sign and continue for a .4 K / .25 Mi gradual increase toward the covered bridge where they split. The Old Farm and Front 9 trails are double classic groomed and wide skate lane. The Hills and Woods Trail has a single classic track and skate lane.
Front 9 Trail (Beginner Loop) 1.5 K /.95 Mi. Marked with Green Lettered Signs. Taking you across the frozen waterfalls and through the matured spruces of the Front 9. This trail provides beginning and all levels of skiers a chance to experience the beauty of winter recreation at the Haven.
Old Farm Trail (Intermediate Loop) 3.2K / 1.85 Mi. Marked with Blue Lettered Signs. Glide through maturing tree plantings and loop through the Old Farm buildings and antique farm equipment.
Hills and Woods Trail (Expert) 3.2 K / 2 Mi. Marked with Black Lettered Signs. This serene trail brings out the best the Haven has to offer for natural beauty! Enjoy the ice-laden waterfalls and wooded areas among the limestone outcroppings of the Niagara Escarpment. The Expert level is derived from the slopes in and out of the woods that do require skill on skis.
Woodside Trail (Alternate Expert) 1.12K / .7 Mi. This trail is groomed as an alternate route to the hills of the Hills and Woods Trail. Also an alternate during low snow conditions in the woods.
FAT TIRE, SNOWSHOE, HIKING TRAILS
All trails begin at the designated trailhead sign and follow multi colored stakes towards the covered bridge where trails split.
Training Wheels (Easiest) .5 Mi. Marked with Green Signs and Stakes. Training Wheels is a great warm up trail and beginning route. Winding through mature spruces and cedars, take note of the gazebo and stone arch bridge along the way.
On Par (Intermediate) 1.6 Mi. Marked with Yellow Signs and Stakes. On Par begins through the covered bridge and winds through maturing tree plantings. The trail continues around old farm buildings and flows along mature trees. Nice rolling hills throughout make for a great ride.
Red Rider (Expert) 1.5 Mi. Marked with Red Signs and Stakes. Red Rider begins straight through the covered bridge and winds through trees. Mostly an uphill climb for the first half, the trail makes a turn and begins mostly downhill run skirting a wooded gully. The trail then winds to the downhill slope into the mature woods where there’s an extra loop with sweeping views. A bridge brings you across Sand Creek then continues to a split in the trail where you may choose to take the alternate Cruncher Trail. Stay left at this intersection if you wish to continue to On Par or the back to the trailhead.
Cruncher (Alternate Expert) .25 Mi. Cruncher is a fun alternate routing to the Red Rider Trail. The trail sweeps below the covered bridge and back across Sand Creek. The trail derives its name from the steep climb back to Red Rider trail.