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Winter at CNC

During snow season, the Nature Center offers 12 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and 3 miles of snowshoe trails that transport visitors through peaceful forests, open meadows, and our iconic red pine stand. Cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals are available at the Visitors Center.

  • Cumming Nature Center

  • $5 admission (FREE for members & children under 3)

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Winter is a magical time of year to visit the nature center! Explore our cross-country ski and snowshoe offerings below, and check out the special winter events happening throughout the season.

To inquire about group reservations or private events, please call 585.374.6160. Download a list of winter pricing and offerings here.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING | SKI LESSONS | SNOWSHOEING | EVENTS | TRAIL CONDITIONS


CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

Our 12 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails cover a range of terrain and habitats. Skiers of all levels can glide through hemlock groves, pass by beaver dams, and wander through upland forests.

Ski rentals are available at the Visitors Center, including a full range of kids ski sizes and a ski pulk for parents to bring infants and toddlers out with them on the trail.

SKI Rental FEEs

Ski Package (Boots, Skis, Poles)……….. $15
Boots, skis, or poles only………..$5
Ski Pulk………..$20/hr (2 hour minimum)

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SNOWSHOEING

Explore the winter woods and take a snowy stroll on a pair of our classic wooden snowshoes. Perfect for a nostalgic family outing or a unique date idea, visitors can explore 3 miles of gentle woodland trails. When the snow is packed down, hikers are welcome to walk them as well.

Snowshoe rental………..$5
Sled rental (for toddlers)………..$5

Hikers and snowshoers are also invited to participate in the Finger Lakes Winter Hiking Challenge. Proceeds benefit the Nature Center!

UPCOMING WINTER EVENTS

  • Nordicfest Weekends

    Join us on February 4 & 5, 11 & 12 for a trail race, Snowga, a night ski, the first Reindeer Games, and more!

    • Cumming Nature Center
    • All Ages

  • YOGA IN THE PINES: SNOWGA EDITION

    Experience an invigorating, meditative yoga experience in the snow-covered pines with Lynne Boucher of Yoga Revolution. Dress warm, come ready to play, and enjoy a once-a-year Nature Center tradition!

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    • Adults 18+

  • Night Ski

    Come and glide down the lantern-lit Beaver Trail during this magical nighttime ski! Enjoy a pint with Naples Brewing Co. around the bonfire afterwards.

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    • Adults 18+

  • FEBRUARY BREAK

    Each day during February Break, CNC is offering themed explorations for walk-in visitors and families.

    • Cumming Nature Center
    • February 20, 2023 – February 24, 2023

    • Family Friendly

  • Weekend Wild Walks

    Explore the Cumming Nature Center landscape with one of our expert naturalists.

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    • Saturdays

    • All Ages

  • February Break camps

    Experience 900 acres of fun when you come to Curiosity Camps at Cumming Nature Center.

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    • Camp

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