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Michiana residents finally able to enjoy winter activities


There's finally enough snow for folks across Michiana to get out and take advantage of winter is supposed to be all about, outdoor fun on the hills.  With the frigid temperatures behind us and enough snow on the ground to make the best of winter the hills are packed this weekend.

Kids and adults were enjoying riding down the hill at St. Patrick's County Park Saturday.  It's the first time the hill has been open this season and the Park tells us the phones have been ringing off the hook with people anxious to come out and sled down.  Jamie Wilder, who rode down the hill told us,  "I like the big hill and you can go down it really fast."

Normally the hill would have opened right after Christmas but the lack of snow pushed it to Saturday.  The park still needs three more inches for cross country skiing to be open.  But that isn't stopping them from enjoying winter on the tubing hill.  "It' a great family memory maker in fact my nice and nephew are out here today.  It's the first time the 8 year old has ever gone tubing so it's a great experience for families.  Those that work here like to use it just as much as the public," said Brooke Artley, Leisure Services Manager for St. Joseph County Parks.

The tubing hill at Ferrettie-Baugo Creek Park is also now open.  You can use either hill on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


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