Cross Country skiing is allowed in all Le Sueur County Parks. Ney Nature Center and Lake Washington Regional Park offer groomed trails. Bradshaw Woods, Rays Lake Park, and Richter Woods are all parks that have ungroomed trails that also get used by cross country skiers. As a general courtesy, please stay off of the trails if you are snowshoeing, walking, hiking, dog-walking, etc.
Ney Nature Center
Ney Nature Center has approximately 4.5 miles of groomed trails. For the latest trail conditions, please check their Facebook Page or call their office at 507-357-8580. View the Winter Trail Map (PDF). For information on equipment rentals, please visit Ney Nature Center Equipment Rental Info.
Winter Equipment (XC Skis or Snowshoes) Rental Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday, 10:00am - 4:00pm.
$3 per member or $5 per non-member
January 20, 2023 – Rentals are open until 4pm today and trails are freshly groomed!
Lake Washington Regional Park
Lake Washington Regional Park has 1.5 miles of groomed trails. Below is the Cross Country Ski Trail map for 2022-2023, with the yellow and blue portions groomed.
January 22, 2023: Cross Country Ski Trails have been groomed. Trails are in good condition.
Rays Lake Park
Rays Lake Park has .75 miles of ungroomed trails around the perimeter of the park that is used in the winter months by cross country skiers, snowshoers, and hikers.
Richter Woods has 2.5 miles of ungroomed trails within the park that are used in the winter months by cross country skiers, snowshoers, and hikers. This is a popular location for blazing your own ski trails through the woods. View the Trail Map (PDF).