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Michigan Cross-Country Skiing by County

The benefits of cross-country skiing are well documented. Cross-country, combines the skills of Alpine skiing, hiking and skating; it develops your coordination without high risk of serious injury. Itís a wonderful cardiovascular exercise - and places to cross-country ski in Michigan are abundant.  Shop for ski equipment and find the lowest prices

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ALGER COUNTY Michigan Cross Country Skiing

  • Buckhorn Ski Trail - 400 E. Munising Avenue, Munising 49862, 906-387-3700

  • Christmas Lighted Ski Trail - 400 E. Munising Avenue, Munising 49862, 906-387-3700

  • Grand Marais Ski Trails - Two trails. The first is four miles east of Grand Marais on H-58 and is 25 miles of intermediate to expert trail. The second is two miles west of Grand Marais on H-58 in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and is six miles of beginner to intermediate trail. For more information contact Burt Township School, 906-494-2521, or Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Headquarters 906-387-2607, or the Grand Marais Ranger Station, 906-494-2669.

  • Hiawatha Ski Trail - 400 E. Munsing Avenue, Munising 49862, 906-387-3700

  • Munising Ski Trails - One mile east of Munising on H-58. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore marked trails. Beginner through advanced. 11 miles of trail. Trail link-up with North Country Trail. Portion groomed and tracked. Contact Lakeshore Headquarters, 906-387-2607 or Chamber of Commerce 906-387-2138

  • Valley Spur Ski Trails - Six miles from Munising on M-94, 12 miles from Chatham. Munising Ranger District. Hiawatha National Forest. Seven trails 1.6 to 18 km. Groomed and tracked on a regular basis. 906-387-2512, or the Chamber of Commerce. 906-387-2138

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BARAGA COUNTY Michigan Cross Country Skiing

  • Piney Lake Ski Trails - 2.5 miles northeast of L'Anse, 5 km various loop lengths. Novice and intermediate levels. Ski through red pine woods. All marked and groomed. Call Baragaland Ski Club at 906-524-6514 or 906-524-7444

 

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY Michigan Cross Country Skiing

  • Algonquin Ski Trails - Located in a convenient heavily wooded area in the western section of Sault Ste. Marie. Three separate loops of well groomed trails totaling eight miles. The first loop lighted for night skiing. For more information call 800-MI-SAULT.

  • Paradise Pathway - Half mile west of Paradise on M-123. Two trails, north trail is three miles and south trail is 1.5 miles. DNR trail is locally groomed. State park 906-492-3415. DNR District Headquarters, 906-293-5131.

  • Pine Bowl Pathway - Near former Kincheloe Air Force Base, four miles from I-75 on Wilson Road, 9.5 miles of groomed marked trails in the Munuscong State Forest. DNR maintained. State Forest, Sault Ste. Marie. 906-635-5281

  • DeTour Pathway - Located five miles west of DeTour on M-134. Four miles through the woods on groomed and marked trails to St. Vitals Point on Lake Huron Shores for a spectacular view.

  • Drummond Island Ski Trails - Several miles of groomed trails are offered on this island paradise from novice to expert.

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DELTA COUNTY Michigan Cross Country Skiing

  • City of Escanaba - North 30th Street. 4.2 miles to 6.6 miles.

  • Escanaba River State Forest - 6833 US-2/US-41. Gladstone. 906-644-2603

  • Fayette State Park - Eight miles southwest of Garden, five miles of groomed trail. Park Headquarters. 906-644-2603

  • Gladstone Sports Park - Three miles of marked novice cross-country trail, located adjacent to ski hill. Trail groomed and double tracks set on a regular basis.

  • Days River Pathway - Bay de Noc State Forest. Near Gladstone. 17.9 miles of DNR maintained trails. 906-786-2351

  • Rapid River Ski Trails - Seven miles north of Rapid River Ranger on US-41. Rapid River Ranger District. Hiawatha National Forest. Three trails, four to 13 km. Groomed and tracked on a regular basis.

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DICKINSON COUNTY Michigan Cross Country Skiing

  • Fumee Lake Natural Area - Two miles east of Quinnesec on US-2, 1 mile north on Upper Pine Creek Road. Seven, two and one mile loops. Groomed.

  • Gene's Pond - County Road 581 (Norway Lake Road), take Gene's Pond Road to parking area. Trail starts at boat launch, goes to scenic overlook and through wildlife opening. 2.3 miles.

  • Iron Mountain City Park - West off Carpenter, end of "A" Street. Four loops totaling 3.5 km. Easy to difficult paths. Groomed.

  • Lake Antoine - Path is located at Lake Antoine Park just north of Iron Mountain.

  • Lake Mary Plains - West on M-69 from Sagol. South on Glidden Lake Road. Both loops 3.4 miles. Groomed.

  • Merriman E. Pathway - North of Iron Mountain. Seven miles east on Merriman Truck Trail off M-95. Two loops, three and six miles. Hiking and cross-country. DNR maintained. Forester in Felch, 906-246-3210

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GOGEBIC COUNTY Michigan Cross Country Skiing

  • Lake Gogebic State Park - On M-64, 13 miles NE of Marenisco. Five miles of more difficult trails, all marked. Park headquarters, 906-842-3341

  • Wolverine Hill Trail - Gogebic County, Ironwood, five miles of marked and groomed trails. Novice and intermediate trails. 906-932-4465 or 932-4470

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HOUGHTON COUNTY Michigan Cross Country Skiing

  • Chassel Classic - One block off US-41 in Chassel, one km lighted for night skiing, eight km of marked and groomed trails. Novice, intermediate and advanced. Keweenaw Tourism office, 906-337-4579 or 800-338-7982

  • Maasto Hiihto - Adjacent to Houghton County Arena, Hancock, 17 km looped in forest for novice to expert. Packed and groomed. 906-482-2720

  • McLain State Park - On M-203. Seven miles west of Calumet. Four miles of easiest and more difficult trails, all marked. Park Headquarters 906-482-0278

  • Michigan Tech Trails - 1197 Calumet Avenue, Calumet 49913. 906-337-4579 or 800-338-7982

  • Old Grade Trail - On M-38, seven miles west of Nisula. Ottawa National Forest-United States Forest Service. 3.9 miles partially marked novice trail. 906-884-2085

  • Swedetown Pathway - Calumet, off Osceola Road, 18k, 2k lighted for night skiing, three loops of novice, intermediate and advanced trails, all marked and groomed. Keweenaw Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. 906-337-4579 or 800-338-7982

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IRON COUNTY Michigan Cross Country Skiing

  • Ge-Che Trail - Iron River. Ottawa National Forest, United States Forest Service. 4.75 miles partially marked intermediate trail. 906-265-5139

  • Lake Mary Plains Pathway - Between Crystal Falls and Sagola on M-69. More than 9 miles of DNR maintained trails. 906-875-6622

  • George Young Recreational Complex - The Iron River Nordic Cross-County Ski Center offers 25 kilometers of meticulously groomed trails, prepared for both classical and skating techniques. Follow the trails to explore Scott Lake, Minnie Lake and Wagner Lake or wind through the wooded expanse of the complex. The varying terrain provides excellent skiing for all ability levels, from novice to expert. Trails are open daily from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Closed Mondays.

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KEWEENAW COUNTY Michigan Cross Country Skiing

  • Copper Harbor Pathway - Maintained by the DNR, Parks Division. Over ten miles of marked and groomed trails. Novice to expert. For more information contact, Keweenaw Tourism Council 800-338-7982

  • Fort Wilkins State Park - Near Copper Harbor. Two miles of easiest trails, marked and groomed. 9k novice to expert. Park Headquarters 906-289-4215

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LUCE COUNTY Michigan Cross Country Skiing

  • Canada Lakes Pathway - Four miles from Newberry off M-28 on County Road 403, three trails of over three, four and six miles in the Tahquamenon River State Forest. Maintained by the DNR. State Park 906-492-3415. DNR District Headquarters 906-293-5131, or the Newberry Chamber of Commerce 906-293-5562

  • Lake Superior State Forest - P.O. Box 445, Newberry 49868. 906-293-5131

  • Natural Area Pathway - Luce and Chippewa County, between Paradise (14 miles) and Newberry (23 miles). 13 miles of DNR maintained trails in the Tahquamenon Falls State Park. State Park 906-492-3415. DNR Districe headquarters 906-293-5131. Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce 906-293-5562 or write Paradise Chamber of Commerce, Paradise 49768.

  • Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Luce and Chippewa Counties on M-123. 12 miles southwest of Paradise. Six miles of easiest and most difficult trails. Trails are marked. Park Headquarters 906-492-3415.

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MACKINAC COUNTY Michigan Cross Country Skiing

  • Curtis Area Trails - P.O. Box 477, Curtis 49820. 906-586-3700

  • Les Cheneaux Area - Cedarville and Hessel. Combination showmobile/cross-country trails. Chamber of Commerce 906-484-3935

  • ALL MACKINAC ISLAND ROADS AND TRAILS ARE OPEN TO CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

  • Manilak Resort Ski Trail - Total length of 2.3 miles/4.6km. The Barrett Road Ski Trail has a total length of 1.5 miles/2.4km.

  • Sand Dunes Ski Trail - 11 miles west of St. Ignace on US-2, 0.5 miles north of County Road H-57. Five trails 1.5 to 6.2 miles (2.4km to 10km). Marked and groomed. St. Ignace Ranger District. Hiawatha National Forest.

  • Sprang Road Ski Trail - The trail difficulty ratings are easy and more difficult and total length of 9.1 miles/14.5km.

  • St. Martin Cross-Country Ski Trail - US Forest Service. No motorized vehicles. Hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking also. 6-7 miles west of Hessel.

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MARQUETTE COUNTY Michigan Cross Country Skiing

  • Al Quaal Recreation Area - Near Ishpeming and the National Ski Hall of Fame. Four cross-country courses, 2.5, 5, 7 and 10km. Sponsored and maintained by the Ishpeming Ski Club. Chamber of Commerce 906-486-4841, 486-6181, or 486-6581.

  • Anderson Lake Pathway - Near Gwinn on County Road 557, Escanaba River State Forest. 10.3 miles of DNR maintained trails. 906-228-6561

  • Black River Pathway - Near Ishpeming on Country Road 581. Escanaba River State Forest. 2.5 miles of marked trails (slightly hilly). 906-475-4213

  • Blueberry Ridge Pathway - Near Marquette on the junctions of County Roads 480 and 553. Three loops, 2.5, five and eight miles of DNR maintained trails. 906-249-1497

  • Cleveland Location Trails - Ishpeming Ski Club, P.O. 127, Ishpeming 49849. 906-486-9281, or 486-4841.

  • Harlow Lake Pathway - 1985 US-41, Ishpeming 49849. Eight miles north of Marquette on County Road 55. Five miles west on DNR maintained trails. Beginner to expert. Not groomed. 906-485-1031

  • Kivela Road Park Ski Trail - Negaunee. 906-475-7869

  • Longyear Ski Trail - Expert trail located northeast on Forestville Road. Not groomed.

  • Marquette Fit Strip - Marguette. 906-228-0460

  • National Mine Biathlon Area - Route 3, Box 1024, National Mine 49865. 906-486-8080

  • Negaunee Township Touring Trail - 42 M-35, Negaunee 49866. 906-475-7869

  • Presque Isle Park Trails - Two trails in northeast Marquette. End of Lakeshore Blvd. Beginner and intermediate loops. Trails groomed. 906-228-0460

  • Silver Creek Trails - Marquette 49855. 800-544-4321

  • Suicide Bowl Trails - P.O. Box 127, Ishpeming 49849. 906-486-9281 or 486-4841

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MENOMINEE COUNTY Michigan Cross Country Skiing

  • Cedar River Pathway - Near Cedar River. 17.5 miles of DNR maintained trails. 906-753-6317

  • Henes Park Trail - City of Menominee. 906-863-2656

  • J.W. Wells State Park - On M-35, one mile south of Cedar River, four miles of easiest and more difficult trails, all marked. Park Headquarters 906-863-9747

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ONTONAGON COUNTY Michigan Cross Country Skiing

  • Gogebic Ridge Trail - On M-64, 0.5 mile north of Bergland, 2.5 miles of marked trails. Ottawa National Forest. United States Forest Service, four miles of marked expert trails. 906-575-3441

  • Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - 13 miles west of Silver City on the shores of Lake Superior. One of the Midwest's oldest and most scenic trail systems. State of the art grooming on 42km of double track set trail. A special one ride lift ticket gives Nordic skiers quick access to the trails on the backside of our Alpine ski area. Trailside cabins, equipment rental, ski shop, warming chalet, cafeteria. 412 South Boundary Road, Ontonagon 49953 or phone 906-885-5275

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SCHOOLCRAFT COUNTY Michigan Cross Country Skiing

  • Ashford Lake Pathway - 16 miles north of Manistique off M-94. Trails of three, six and nine miles marked and tracked. DNR maintained. 906-341-2518

  • Indian Lake Cross-Country Ski Trail - Three miles west of Manistique off M-149. One, three and 4.5 miles long.

  • Northern Hardwoods Cross-Country Ski Area - Seney National Wildlife Refuge. 906-586-9851

  • Seney National Wildlife Refuge - 1.5 miles north of Germfask on Highway M-77. Three marked trail loops ranging from 1.5 to 10 miles in length. For information call Refuge Headquarters at 906-586-9851 (weekdays) and 586-9801 (weekends). This 96,000 acre Wildlife Refuge is closed to snowmobile's and off-road vehicles. Germfask 49836

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