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Top Cross Country Ski & Back Country Trails

If you are looking to break your own trail with your snowshoes or cross country skis, we have plenty of trails, but if you are looking for some groomed nordic (classic) skiing, we have over 50 miles of groomed trails you will want to check out this winter!

Explore our top trails below and let’s get started!

Nordhouse Dunes

Nordhouse Dunes

Ludington State Park Hiking Trails

Ludington State Park Hiking Trails

Manistee Non-Motorized Park

Manistee Non-Motorized Park

Arcadia Dunes Baldy Trail, Dry Hill, and St. Pierre Trails

Arcadia Dunes Baldy Trail, Dry Hill, and St. Pierre Trails

Big M Recreation Area

Big M Recreation Area

Manistee River Trail/North Country Trail Loop

Manistee River Trail/North Country Trail Loop

Orchard Beach State Park

Orchard Beach State Park

Magoon Creek

Magoon Creek

White Pine Trail

White Pine Trail

MacKenzie Trail Loop Network

MacKenzie Trail Loop Network

North Country Trail/Fife Lake Loop

North Country Trail/Fife Lake Loop

Cadillac Pathway

Cadillac Pathway

Clam River Greenway

Clam River Greenway

Carl T. Johnson Trail/Mitchell State Park

Carl T. Johnson Trail/Mitchell State Park

Crystal Mountain Resort Trails

Crystal Mountain Resort Trails

Lake Ann Pathway

Lake Ann Pathway

Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve

Green Point Dunes Nature Preserve

Old Indian Trail

Old Indian Trail

Snowmobile Trails in the Region

Northern Michigan is home to over 500 miles of connected snowmobile trails in the region! The riding is some of the best you will find in the entire midwest, and our scenic terrain is some of the best you will come across on a sled.

CHART YOUR RIDE WITH OUR INTERACTIVE TRAIL MAP

Find on-trail dining, places to stay and staging locations along with a few great rental options that are right on the trail. Access our interactive trail map now and begin to chart your course through Northern. Michigan

Ski & Ride on the Northern Michigan Slopes

Two resorts and nearly 100 runs make up a world-class skiing and riding experience on the slopes of Northern Michigan. Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa along with Caberfae Peaks make an ideal weekend spot for a winter getaway.

Caberfae Peaks

Boasting one of the highest vertical drops in the Lower Peninsula at 485′, Caberfae Peaks is a historic ski destination that families have been visiting for years.  It is known as one of the best values you will find in any resort. With 34 runs, and a recently opened backcountry area, you will rarely ski the same terrain twice at Caberfae. Located between Manistee and Cadillac, Caberfae Peaks is a must stop on your next trip to the area.

Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa

Crystal Mountain is a premier winter destination in Northern Michigan boasting 58 trails along an expansive terrain.  Crystal Mountain also offers excellent day and night skiing along with 25k of groomed cross country skiing classic and skate. Their Freestyle Terrain is also popular amongst skiier and riders.

Get a FREE Northern Michigan trail map!

This incredible 24"x36" map is perfect for any garage, den, or basement. Complete with many of our top regional trails, we will mail you this trail map at no charge. All you need to do is provide your information below. There's no catch, it really is that easy!


 

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Unplug. Explore. Michigan's Great Outdoors.

The Michigan's Great Outdoors collaborative consists of five Northern Michigan counties all working together to promote tourism in the region.  With so many hiking, biking, winter sports, and ORV trails in the region that dynamically connect these counties, this site is devoted to educate the first-time visitor to the region looking to explore the great outdoors for the first time.  We welcome you to browse this site and explore all this region has to offer.