Higley Flow State Park & Lodge Will Be Open Saturdays/Sundays Starting December 13th.

I am pleased to announce that the Park and the Lodge will be open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. on Saturdays and Sundays this winter beginning tomorrow, Saturday, December 13.

We are grateful to Kevin Kieff and the Regional Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation at Keewaydin for providing the resources necessary to make this happen.

I'll leave it to the Fuhrs for the detailed ski reports, but I've heard that ski conditions are very good. The camp loops and roads are packed and track set. I believe the woods trails have been groomed as well.

I look forward to seeing you on the trails!

Tom French

We would ask that people make every effort to be out of the Park by
5:00, the Park closing time.  The Regional Office has gone out of their
way to make this happen and we want to make sure that we don't abuse the
privilege.  A Park employee will be closing the Lodge, and, for safety
reasons, the parking lot must be clear when they leave.

Winterfest Weekend Schedule - Jan 24th. & 25th.

Saturday, 1/24/15: 10am to 2pm: Family Day at Higley Flow State Park including Nature Scavenger Hunt (light refreshments provided while skiers & snowshoers enjoy groomed trails)
No fee (sponsor: Friends of Higley Flow State Park)

Sunday, 1/25/15: 10am to 2pm: Higley Hustle Ski Festival (x-country races for all ages/abilities; classical & freestyle techniques; 1st-timers welcome)
Awards—1st 3 places in each age/gender category; 2.5K races under 14; 5 & 10K races for 14 and over (sponsor: Higley Association)
$5 if under 14 years of age; $20 for 14 years & older

Snowshoe Races?
At our last meeting, the Friends of Higley Flow State Park discussed the idea of hosting Snowshoe Races as part of the Colton Winterfest and Higley Hustle during the last weekend in January.

If you have experience in this area and would like to volunteer to organize such an event, please let me know.

The forecast for the next week is calling for a couple inches of snow every day.  Does that mean we'll have 6-10 inches by next weekend?  Whiteface opened this weekend, so skiing at the Park can't be far off.  Hopefully it won't be long and we'll be receiving ski condition reports for Higley.  If you're not on that e-mailing list and would like to be, please let me know that as well.

Finally, our membership level has stubbornly resisted the 100 family mark since our inception.  If you haven't yet joined or renewed, please do so by clicking on this link.

Thanks and see you on the trail,

Tom French
President, Friends of Higley Flow State Park, Inc.

May 4, 2013 - Some of the volunteers for I Love My Parks workday stand in front of the newly-completed Trails Lodge.