There are many great outdoor activities to experience in all seasons. There is an outdoor athletic sports field and family picnic grills. A little-known section of the park is the southwest portion, sometimes referred to as the “Shale Creek Preserve.” It is within this remote section that nature is at its finest, with its seemingly primitive wooded ravines and a most unique natural feature, the “Eternal Flame Falls.”
Wildlife opportunities include scenic driving, forest hiking, biking, and trail explorations. There are places for family and group picnicking, as well as great children's play areas. We also have 12 tennis courts, a disc golf course (www.nrdg.org) and other various informal diamonds.
Winter sports enthusiasts and families can spice up the cold winter months with a variety of snow activities including tobogganing, sledding, snowboarding, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing (ungroomed), hiking, and snowmobiling on designated trails. Toboggan chutes are operated from 10 AM- 4 PM on weekends and holidays, and on Fridays from 4 PM- 8 PM (weather permitting). The sled hill is open daily from 10 AM- 8 PM. Please call 858-8513 for weekday winter sports/ activities updates.