snow covered trail at mac johnson wildlife area

It is January 2022. Finally the ground has frozen, the snow has fallen and the miles of trails at the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area are a treat to be on. Whether your passion is to cross-country ski, use your snowshoes, or just use your feet and walk the trails, Mac Johnson offers all of the above throughout their trail network. You can access the trails at various access points but the two that offer parking are: on the north side the main park entrance off Debruge Rd or on the south side you can enter off of Centennial Rd between Windsor Drive and California Ave. Each area has a Kiosk with a map of the park. As you can see from the photo above taken Monday January 3rd, lots of snow and mostly walkers have been using the trails but as we get more snow the trails will be groomed for skiers. Please note, if you snowshoe or walk, we ask that you do so on the opposite side of the trail to the skiers.

We put the tree nursery to bed late November and depending on the type of winter weather we receive and how long it lasts, we hope to start doing some work in March. We doubled the size of the greenhouse last year and added electricity out to our work shed so we hope to get a head start on the spring 2022 season so we will have lots to offer for our May tree sale.

As always, we look forward to new Friends members and volunteers and always appreciate the return of the many members who have supported us through the years. 2022 membership forms are available at the link below. See you on the trails