Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ski Alamo Township Park

I hadn't heard about cross-country skiing at Alamo Township Park until I happened to pick up a xeroxed flyer at a Kalamazoo sports store. Alamo is a small town on the Kal-Haven trail about 5 miles northwest of Kalamazoo. (Fricano's Pizza is probably the best known landmark in Alamo.)

The township park has three short trails, totaling about 2 miles. Parking is at the baseball diamonds and the trails loop through the woods west of the ball fields. A nice bridge across Sand Creek conects them.

The trails are groomed and fairly level, making for easy skiiing. The West Trail loop (across unplowed 5th St) intersects the Kal-Haven trail, so a longer extension would be possible. (Although the Kal-Haven trail was pretty gritty from snowmobile use when I visited.)

Alamo Township Park
DE Avenue, just west of 6th Street
Alamo, MI

The township plans a Winter festival Saturday Feb 12, 2011 at the park.

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