The dog park seemed to be the most popular attraction at Prairie View Park last weekend. A few people were on the sled hill and there were people ice fishing on Hogset and Gourdneck Lakes, but the majority of park visitors were playing with their pets in the fenced dog area. (Dog park pdf)
I went for the cross-country skiing and was the only one on the trail. The park offers a 2-mile-long groomed loop. Near the park entrance, the trail is level, passing open fields and playgrounds. The back section, closer to the lakes, is more rolling with some woods and short hills. A couple of laps made a nice outing.
Prairie View Park is only a couple of miles south of Portage's Schrier Park, but it feels removed from suburbia because of the neighboring farms and game area. See the park map (pdf) for directions.
It looks very different in the summer; see my previous post.
Prairie View County Park
899 East "U" Avenue
Admission $5 or
Annual pass $25
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