Winter sports is a healthy alternative for fun and fitness during the winter season. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are excellent ways to exercise, socialize, and enjoy scenic views. The Raccoon Run Winter Sports Center at Riverbend Recreation Area’s Shelter 3 in the Big Oaks Area is on track to be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Raccoon Run is open weekends and some holidays during good snow conditions December through March. Check the online Calendar to confirm that Raccoon Run is open.
Equipment rental rates for snowshoes and cross-country skis are $7 per hour or $20 per day. Exact cash or checks are preferred. Credit cards are not accepted. Group reservations are not scheduled during the Raccoon Run Winter Sport Center’s regular hours.
Rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult and have a Rental Agreement signed by an adult 18 years of age or older.
Riverbend Recreation Area is located at 16618 TR 208, off SR 568, east of Findlay. For more information about other upcoming park programs and events, view the HPD Seasonal Program & Event Guide at www.HancockParks.com under the “Park News” section, visit our park “Calendar” or call the park office at 419-425-7275.