Lighted hills offered for tubing at Lawless Park
Published 11:52 am Tuesday, December 27, 2005
CASSOPOLIS - Looking for something to do on a Saturday night? Why not try tubing down a hill at Cass County's largest park, Dr. T. K. Lawless Park in Newberg Township.
Located five miles west of Jones on Monkey Run Street, this 820-acre park is open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset for an entrance fee of $1 per vehicle for county residents and $2 per vehicle for out-of-county residents. On Saturday nights during January and February, the tubing hill will be lighted until 9 p.m. Saturday night tubing is $1 per person after 5 p.m. for Discover Winter Nights. Bring your own tube or use one of the park's tubes for free. There is a warming fire in the shelter, and refreshments will be available sponsored by Friends of Cass County Parks.
Winter enthusiasts can either hike or cross-country ski at either Lawless Park or Russ Forest County Park located five miles west of Marcellus on Marcellus Highway in Volinia Township. There are four miles of groomed trails at Russ Forest and four miles of groomed trails out of seven miles of trails for skiing and hiking at Lawless Park.
There are also eight miles of equestrian trails at Russ Forest with an entrance at the park's east end.
Lawless Park has some of the most scenic countryside in in Southwest Michigan, according to Scott Wyman, parks director. It is also the home for the bald eagle, beaver, whitetail deer, squirrel, rabbits and owls.
For more information on the parks, snow conditions or how to join the Friends of Cass County Parks, call Wyman at 269-445-8611 or 269-476-2730.