Lake Metroparks' chief of Recreation Services Brian Fowler says that the agency had its best day ever on Sunday for cross-country ski rentals.
This rental business is at the agency's Chapin Forest Reservation off Hobart Road in Kirtland and saw 463 rentals. The previous best for the Ski Lodge was 411 rentals.
Lake Metroparks also saw heavy cross-country use at its Girdled Road Reservation in Concord Township and HUGE use of all its sledding hills.
After having knee surgery 2 1/2 years ago and back surgery one year ago I am just at the cusp of whether I can don my cross-country skis and again hit the trails at Chapin Forest.
Cross-country skiing is a lot more work than down-hill skiing so I'll have to take it easy.
Maybe I'll just take the two Labradors for a walk at Veteran's Park.
Better yet, next week I'll focus on doing some ice fishing after all this cold freezes my favorite farm pond.
Saturday I'm planning on a fly tying marathon.