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Cross-Country Ski Trails & Downhill Ski Resorts

With more than 3,400 kilometers of  groomed cross-country trails and over dozens downhill Ski Centers & Resorts, Northeastern Michigan is a skier's dream. A combination of  beautiful natural snowfall and snowmaking equipment assures you of an unforgettable Michigan ski getaway. We encourage you to experience Michigan's terrific slopes and trails.

Cross-Country Ski Trails | Downhill Ski Resorts

Cross-Country Ski Trailss

Black Mountain Pathway [Biking, Hiking, Horse and Ski Trail], County Road 489, Onaway, MI 49765, Phone: (989) 785-4251. 30 mile groomed double-tracked cross-country ski, hike, bike and horseback trail. A separate six-mile skating lane meanders around the lower portion of the mountain. Well maintained. Parking lot, toilet and informal bulletin board with maps. Nearby Black Lake and Twin Lakes Campgrounds.

Corsair Ski Trails  -  26 miles of trails in the Corsair area vary from level to gently rolling to somewhat hilly, providing variety for skiers.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 North Cut Road, Roscommon, MI 48653, Phone: (989) 821-6661 - 19 km of trails, rentals

Cross Country Ski Shop [Trails, Rentals & Sales], 2600 I-75 Business Loop, PO Box 749, Grayling, MI 49738, Phone: (989) 348-8558

Great Lakes Nordic Ski Council, PO Box 525, Suttons Bay, MI 49680, Phone: (231) 271-6314

Hanson Hills Recreation Area [Biking, Hiking & Ski Trails, Ice Skating] 7601 Old Lake Road, PO Box 361, Grayling, MI 49738, Phone: (989) 348-9266.  Home of the Michigan Cup Marathon and the Hanson Hills Challenge Races. A complete 1000 acre winter/summer sports park. Family recreation at reasonable rates. Terrain Park, 11 downhill skiing runs, 35 km cross-country skiing, ice skating, tubing, biking, fishing, softball field, hiking & walking trails, rental facilities. Indoor Skate Park with 6 ft roller, quarter pipes, grind rails, fun boxes & more.

Herman Vogler Conservation Area [Hiking & Ski Trails], Off US 23 on Birchwood Drive, Rogers City, MI 49779, Phone: (989) 734-4000. The HVCA contains more than seven miles of trails, all used by hikers, cross-country skiers, hunters and nature lovers. Four main trails run along Trout River and are beginner, moderate and challenging. The trail system traces a path through a constantly changing blend of habitats that range from hardwood highlands to cedar thickets and marshes.

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Hoist Lake Foot Travel Area - 20 + miles. Novice and intermediate levels.  Trailheads are located 6 miles north of Glennie on M-65 and 6 miles north of Alcona Park on Aspen Alley Rd.  Hoist Lakes encompasses over 10,000 acres of pine, aspen and hardwoods forest.  The area is large enough to challenge and back-country enthusiast.  There are over twenty miles of trails winding through small pothole lakes and area of beaver flooding, as well over and around hills and ridges.  The Hoist Lakes area is for people who desire a longer walk or ski, and is ideal for a backpacking trip of two days to a week.

Loud Creek Cross-Country Ski and Hiking Trail [Hiking Trails, Cross-Country Ski Trails], Huron-Manistee National Forest, Mio, MI 48647, Phone: (989) 826-3252. This trail has seven interconnecting loops ranging from 1.36 miles to 4.34 miles long. The complete trail is signed with "You Are Here" maps, difficulty rating information and blue diamond shaped confidence markers. The peaceful trail traverses a mix of northern hardwoods and some large pine. Several bridge crossings lead hikers across streams, as the gently sloping trail takes them past beaver ponds and up gently rolling hills. Some short stretches of the trail will go from 5% grade to 25% and will be more difficult for some hikers. The trail is very popular for jogging, walking dogs and families with younger children. In the winter there is a sled hill a short walk from the parking lot. Beaver ponds & stream crossings provide opportunities to see deer, beaver and a variety of waterfowl.

Mason Tract Pathway [Hiking & Ski Trails], M-72 and Chase Bridge Road, AuSable State Forest, Grayling, MI 49738, Phone: (989) 348-6371. 11.5 mile groomed ski, hike trail. Non-motorized area on the South Branch of the AuSable River. 15 miles east of Grayling. Ranging in length from 2 7/10 mi. to 11 3/10 mi. Recommended to ski or hike with a buddy... some sections of this trail are a considerable distance from the nearest plowed road. Very scenic, remote, quiet area! Near Canoe Harbor State Forest Campground.

Norway Ridge Pathway [Bike, Hike & Ski Trail], Werth Road, Mackinaw State Forest, Alpena, MI 49707, Phone: (989) 785-4251. Seven mile groomed ski, hike and bike trail. One trail with three groomed and marked loops for novice and intermediate x-country skiers. Parking and toilet available.

Ocqueoc Falls Bicentennial Pathway [Biking, Hiking & Ski Trails], Mackinaw State Forest, M-68, Millersburg, MI 49759, Phone: (989) 785-4251 - 11.5 miles west of Rogers City - 6.5 miles.  1 - 6 miles, groomed ski, 3 loops, hike, bike trails. Three trails of Greek skiing next to the largest falls in the lower part of Michigan, modern to challenging trails. Trailhead located at Ocqueoc Falls State Forest Campground.  Cheboygan & Rogers City

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Pine Baron Pathway [Biking, Hiking & Ski Trail], 5 miles SW of Gaylord, Mackinaw State Forest, Gaylord, MI 49735, Phone: (989) 732-3541.  8.75 (14km) mile groomed ski, hike, bike trail. Has nice scenery with woods to decrease the wind chill. This novice trail is nearly flat on all but the "Whopping Loop" which has some small hills.

Reid Lake Foot Travel Area - 7 miles. Reid Lake is located in the central portion of Alcona County, Michigan. From Glennie, take M-65 north to M-72, take M-72 east for 3-1/2 miles to the parking lot and trail head.  From Harrisville, take M-72 west 19  miles, and from Mio take M-72 east 31 miles to the parking lot and  trail head. The Reid Lake Area is relatively small, encompassing only 3,000 acres. Six miles of gently rolling trail will lead you around Reid Lake, once part of a Northern Michigan farm. If you are interested in spending and hour to an afternoon in the forest, without facing to great a physical test, this is the area for you.   The U.S.D.A. Forest Service manages this area with an emphasis on providing back-country recreation experiences within a working forest environment.  As you travel through this area, watch for examples of timber harvesting and tree regeneration, wildlife habitat management and watershed protection.  For more up-to-date information contact: Huron Shores Ranger Station, 5761 N. Skeel Road, Oscoda, Michigan 48750, (989) 739-0728

Tisdale Triangle Pathway [Biking, Hiking & Ski Trail], M-18 & Tisdale Road, AuSable State Forest, Roscommon, MI 48653, Phone: (989) 275-4622.  10.1 miles, groomed ski, hike, bike trail. The trail has multiple loops all of which are relatively flat terrain.

Wakely Lake Foot Travel Area [Biking, Hiking & Ski Trails], M-72 West, Huron-Mainstee National Forest, Grayling, MI 49738, Phone: (989) 826-3252.  A federally owned special area designed for the protection and restoration of the population of threatened loons and eagles. Vegetation varies from tag alder and conifer swamps to upland jack pine, white pine and oak. Fishing is catch and release only to maintain food supply for loons. Walk-in access and camping. With an extensive network of trails, it is a scenic, non-motorized area. Hiking, biking & ungroomed cross-country ski trails range in length from 4 1/2 miles to 7 miles. Loon nesting area closed to public from March 1 to July 1.

Downhill Ski Resort

Skyline - Mountain:  17 slopes, chairlift, 9 rope tows.  Vertical Drop:  210 feet.  Facilities:  snowboarding

Snow Snake Ski & Golf [Golf Courses, Ski Resorts], 3407 E. Mannsiding Road, Harrison, MI 48625, Phone: (989) 539-6583

Treetops Ski Resort - Mountain:  19 slopes, chairlift, 4 poma lifts, 3 rope tows.  Vertical Drop:  225.  Facilities:  snomobile trails, rentals and restaurant.

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