Frequently Asked Questions
How do I go on the waitlist and how does it work?
There is currently a three to four year wait to become a member of Winding Trails. You can visit the membership section of our website and download the application to be placed on the waiting list. Once a spot becomes available, you will be notified via email or regular mail. If your email address or home mailing address changes, be sure to update your records with us.
What is the cost of a membership?
Memberships are broken into three categories: family, senior, and individual. There are also different rates for Farmington residents. The fees vary from year to year. Please contact the main office for an updated fee schedule.
Does Winding Trails offer day passes for non-members?
Winding Trails only offers day passes for non-members during the winter for cross-country skiing. We do not have day passes available any other time of the year. To use the facility for the day as a non-member, you must come as the guest of a current member.
How do I bring guests to the park?
Members are allowed to bring a maximum of 6 guests per day per membership. Guests are not allowed to bring their vehicles into the park. The member must be present at the gatehouse to pay the guest fees and bring guests into the park. Guests may park their vehicles along the entry way to the gatehouse. Guest fees are $5 for children ages 3-15 and $7 for adults.
What do I do if I lost my membership sticker?
There is a $5 fee for replacement stickers to be issued. Members should put their stickers on the appropriate vehicles as soon as they are received to avoid loosing them. If you need to replace your windshield you must scrape the old sticker off and return it to the office to avoid the $5 replacement fee.
What do I do if I get a new car?
If you purchase a new car, you must return your old sticker with a copy of your new vehicle registration to the office to receive a sticker for your new vehicle. If you have your old sticker, there is no replacement fee. If you have a leased vehicle, Winding Trails must have a copy of the lease agreement with your name and address stated on it.
Can I add a nanny or babysitter to my membership?
Yes. You can add nannies or babysitters to your membership for a fee of $75 for the year. A nanny application must be filled out and a copy of a photo ID for the nanny must be on file in our office. Nannies are only allowed admittance into the park if they are accompanied by the children in their care as listed on the nanny application. Nanny Pass Application.
How and when do I renew my membership?
Membership dues are renewed every year. Online renewals are available from October 1st to December 31st each year. If you prefer to be mailed a paper copy of your renewal, please request one from the office. The signed renewal form and payment, or your online payment, must be submitted by December 31st to insure you retain your membership. Late renewals can not be guaranteed a membership for the following year.
How do I register for programs?
A program registration form must be filled out either online or on paper for all programs unless otherwise stated in the description of the program. Registrations must be submitted at least three days prior to the start of all programs. Please note that space is limited in most programs and can not be guaranteed. Registering early for programs is highly recommended.
What is the cancellation policy on programs?
Winding Trails reserves the right to cancel any program due to low enrollment. If a program is cancelled, you will be notified by Winding Trails and a full refund will be issued. Voluntary withdrawal from a program must be done one week prior to the start of the program for a full refund. Once a program has started, no refunds will be given unless there is a medical emergency or the spot can be filled.
Can I withdraw from a program?
Voluntary withdrawal from a program must be done one week prior to the start of the program for a full refund. Once a program has started, no refunds will be given unless there is a medical emergency or the spot can be filled.
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Winding Trails, Inc. is a non-profit organization serving people from Farmington and surrounding communities, providing year round recreational and educational activities for the enjoyment and growth of families and individuals of all ages. Winding Trails is dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of the natural woodlands and waterways that allow outdoor programming, character development, and other activities that strengthen the lives of those we serve.