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Grayling Area Cross Country Ski Trails

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Roscommon
Located in Higgins Lake, Michigan. Cross Country Ski Headquarters is a Pure Michigan premier destination for cross country skiing in Michigan and the Midwest. It is the best source for cross country skis, equipment, clothing, cross country ski packages, and expertise. Located at 9435 N. Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653. Cross Country Ski Headquarters: XC Ski [...]

Hanson Hills – Cross Country Ski Trails
Welcome to Hanson Hills Recreation Area located in Grayling, Michigan. Hanson Hills offers over 35KM of wooded rolling terrain that is groomed daily 14’ wide with set track to accommodate both classical and skating styles. Trail System opens Daily at 9:00am. Daily Trail Conditions Featured Events 2017 Cote Dame Marie Loppet – January 21, 2017 The 2017 Cote Dame Marie [...]

Forbush Corner Cross Country Skiing
Forbush Corner, a unique cross country experience. Enjoy miles of rolling, wooded trails that are carefully designed for all levels of ability and immaculately groomed by the largest fleet of nordic only grooming equipment in the midwest. Combine that with the Frederic micro climate of early and frequent snowfalls, and it adds up to FUN! [...]

North Higgins Lake State Park Ski Trails
North Higgins Lake State Park has 11 miles of cross-country ski trails. The trails wind through the mixed hardwoods that make up the mature wooded area. They cross over moderate hills and flatlands. North Higgins Lake State Park Trail Map (pdf) More Grayling Area Cross Country Ski Trails Cross Country Ski Headquarters

The Mason Tract Pathway Ski Trail
The Mason Tract Pathway Ski Trail is a 11.5 mile ungroomed skiing (and hiking) trail that follows the famous South Branch of the AuSable River. It is a point-to-point trail, located southeast of Grayling. The Mason Trace Pathway can be accessed at the Canoe Harbor State Forest Campground, just off of M-72 east of Grayling. The southern access [...]

Lost Twin Lakes Ski Trail
This trail is located 7 miles south of Houghton Lake on Reserve Rd (County Road 400). This 3 mile loop trail winds through an old growth pine forest. Designed for hiking and cross-country skiing this trail has several bridges, including a covered bridge. The trail contains scenic overviews of pristine wetlands areas. Great Getaways: Snowshoeing @ Lost Twin Lakes [...]

Ogemaw Hills Pathway Ski Trails
The Ogemaw Hills Pathway cross-country ski trails wind through approximately 15 miles of the AuSable State Forest providing groomed cross country trails for all skill levels. The Ogemaw Hills Pathway is located at the corner of Clear Lake Road and Fairview Road. Take Exit 212 (West Branch Exit) following Business Loop 75 to Fairview Road [...]

Grayling Area Skiing On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Grayling Area On Facebook.

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Wednesday July 19th, 2017 - 11:09 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Killer weather at this year's staff party. So worth the sunburn. #xcskihq #staffparty #ausableriver ... See MoreSee Less

Killer weather at this years staff party. So worth the sunburn. #xcskihq #staffparty #ausableriver

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Looks beautiful.

Wednesday July 19th, 2017 - 11:03 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Post-lunch at Canoe Harbor. We may just have to put this on the Christmas card this year. #staffparty #ausableriver #butwheresdonnie ... See MoreSee Less

Post-lunch at Canoe Harbor. We may just have to put this on the Christmas card this year. #staffparty #ausableriver #butwheresdonnie

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Carl Whittington has NO legs!!!!

Wednesday July 19th, 2017 - 10:52 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Beautiful day with awesome people at this year's XC Ski HQ staff party. We have the best dang crew in the world! Thanks to @campbellscanoelivery for the boats and excellent service! ... See MoreSee Less

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Friday July 14th, 2017 - 1:32 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

"Virtual" Fundraiser Sale of Michael Seaman's ski equipment. All proceeds go to the Michael Seamen Memorial Scholarship Fund. Check out the link to the list of gear, and call us at 800-832-2663 to purchase or for more info. Let's honor this unforgettable guy by putting his skis to good use, and donating to this awesome cause!

Ski Sale Fundraiser - Michael Seamen Memorial Scholarship FundJul 14, 2:00pmCross Country Ski HeadquartersWith the sudden and unexpected passing of Mike Seaman on June 27th, the Michigan cross country skiing community lost a dear friend who will be greatly missed. For anyone who knew Mike, they know that he was an avid sportsman, gear-head, and educator. He took a lot of pride in his 27 years teaching at Montcalm Community College, a rural CC in the central Michigan area. Mike’s father, Jim, is in the process of creating the “Michael Seaman Memorial Scholarship Fund” to help provide assistance to students in financial need. To help fund the Scholarship, nearly all of Mike’s sports gear is being offered for purchase/donation. Mike’s older and more used equipment is being donated directly to youth programs.

Having ski raced for years, Mike left behind several high-end sets of skis, boots, bindings and poles. We are hopeful that many skiers will be able to put this equipment to use via a purchase/donation to the Scholarship Fund. For those who remember Mike fondly, you will also be able to ‘have a little piece of Mike' in your ski quiver.

This is a great opportunity to make a difference in honor of someone who meant a lot to the cross country skiing community.

Please click the "Find Tickets" link to view the gear.

***NOTE: We are only open "by appointment" throughout the summer, and are not keeping regular store hours. If you are interested in a purchasing some of Mike's equipment, or if you have any questions, please call 1.800.832.2663 or email us at infocrosscountryski.com.***

Any purchased equipment can be held at XC Ski HQ for pickup, or be shipped to you for a nominal fee. All the gear listed is in Good to Excellent Condition (Mike treated his gear with care!). All purchases/donations will be made to “Friends of Mike Seaman” until the Scholarship Fund is legally created in the very near future.

For anyone simply wishing to make a donation, please make checks payable to “Friends of Mike Seaman” and mail to: Isabella Community Credit Union, 2400 S. Isabella Rd, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858.
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Ski Sale Fundraiser - Michael Seamen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Friday July 14th, 2017 - 1:28 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

With the sudden and unexpected passing of Mike Seaman on June 27th, the Michigan cross country skiing community lost a dear friend who will be greatly missed. For anyone who knew Mike, they know that he was an avid sportsman, gear-head, and educator. He took a lot of pride in his 27 years teaching at Montcalm Community College, a rural CC in the central Michigan area. Mike’s father, Jim, is in the process of creating the “Michael Seaman Memorial Scholarship Fund” to help provide assistance to students in financial need. To help fund the Scholarship, nearly all of Mike’s sports gear is being offered for purchase/donation. Mike’s older and more used equipment is being donated directly to youth programs.

Having ski raced for years, Mike left behind several high-end sets of skis, boots, bindings and poles. We are hopeful that many skiers will be able to put this equipment to use via a purchase/donation to the Scholarship Fund. For those who remember Mike fondly, you will also be able to ‘have a little piece of Mike' in your ski quiver.

This is a great opportunity to make a difference in honor of someone who meant a lot to the cross country skiing community.

Please click the "Find Tickets" link to view the gear.

***NOTE: We are only open "by appointment" throughout the summer, and are not keeping regular store hours. If you are interested in a purchasing some of Mike's equipment, or if you have any questions, please call 1.800.832.2663 or email us at info<at>crosscountryski.com.***

Any purchased equipment can be held at XC Ski HQ for pickup, or be shipped to you for a nominal fee. All the gear listed is in Good to Excellent Condition (Mike treated his gear with care!). All purchases/donations will be made to “Friends of Mike Seaman” until the Scholarship Fund is legally created in the very near future.

For anyone simply wishing to make a donation, please make checks payable to “Friends of Mike Seaman” and mail to: Isabella Community Credit Union, 2400 S. Isabella Rd, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858.

Ski Sale Fundraiser - Michael Seamen Memorial Scholarship FundJul 14, 2:00pmCross Country Ski HeadquartersWith the sudden and unexpected passing of Mike Seaman on June 27th, the Michigan cross country skiing community lost a dear friend who will be greatly missed. For anyone who knew Mike, they know that he was an avid sportsman, gear-head, and educator. He took a lot of pride in his 27 years teaching at Montcalm Community College, a rural CC in the central Michigan area. Mike’s father, Jim, is in the process of creating the “Michael Seaman Memorial Scholarship Fund” to help provide assistance to students in financial need. To help fund the Scholarship, nearly all of Mike’s sports gear is being offered for purchase/donation. Mike’s older and more used equipment is being donated directly to youth programs.

Having ski raced for years, Mike left behind several high-end sets of skis, boots, bindings and poles. We are hopeful that many skiers will be able to put this equipment to use via a purchase/donation to the Scholarship Fund. For those who remember Mike fondly, you will also be able to ‘have a little piece of Mike' in your ski quiver.

This is a great opportunity to make a difference in honor of someone who meant a lot to the cross country skiing community.

Please click the "Find Tickets" link to view the gear.

***NOTE: We are only open "by appointment" throughout the summer, and are not keeping regular store hours. If you are interested in a purchasing some of Mike's equipment, or if you have any questions, please call 1.800.832.2663 or email us at infocrosscountryski.com.***

Any purchased equipment can be held at XC Ski HQ for pickup, or be shipped to you for a nominal fee. All the gear listed is in Good to Excellent Condition (Mike treated his gear with care!). All purchases/donations will be made to “Friends of Mike Seaman” until the Scholarship Fund is legally created in the very near future.

For anyone simply wishing to make a donation, please make checks payable to “Friends of Mike Seaman” and mail to: Isabella Community Credit Union, 2400 S. Isabella Rd, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858.
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Grayling Area Events via Facebook

Business Canoe Relays

Business Canoe Relays

Jul 27, 4:00pm - Jul 27, 7:00pm

Hanson Hills
7601 Old Lake Rd
Grayling, MI  49738 Map

Grayling Recreation Authority Presents
The Business Canoe Relays

Dear Potential Race Team Manager,

Have you ever wanted to yell HUP? Here is your opportunity! It is time for you to consider putting a team in the 2017 Business Relays. This will give you an opportunity to showcase your canoeing technique or publicly embarrass yourself and your co-workers, either way is fun.

We have made some exciting changes! We have a shorter course, with all participants paddling a short distance downstream and upstream. Also, in addition to 1st place teams getting trophies we will also present trophies to the winning businesses.

Two members of your team will be put in a canoe and forced to paddle downstream, go around a buoy then paddle a short distance upstream where the other two members of your team do the same course. Your team will be competing for the fastest time in your class.

We have a class for everyone (men’s, women’s, and mixed) and plan on limiting the entries to fifty teams. The entry fee is just $20.00 per team; all equipment is provided. This year’s scheduled dates and times are:

Penrod’s on Thursday July 27th, 2017 4:20 p.m. to???

As always, we try to accommodate you with a starting time that fits your schedule. Each leg of the race takes only 15 minutes so exceptional physical fitness IS NOT a requirement. Only two members of your team need be from your organization so you can trick your friends and or family into paddling. Remember this is a fun event so do not try to sneak any ringers into your line-up (see Rule #6).

We hope you come down to compete or just join in the fun. Please fill out the enclosed entry form and forward as soon as possible, race day is near.

Once again Grayling Recreation Authority is this year’s coordinating organization for the event. If you need any information, contact Hanson Hills at 348-9266.

Registration Packet: nebula.wsimg.com/e42e5785dcad11af1b929a14d01fbf6c?AccessKeyId=0B7430DA7F8D0E3FF713&disposition=0&...
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13 interested  ·  2 going
GRA 5k/10k

GRA 5k/10k

Jul 29, 9:00am - Jul 29, 11:00am

Hanson Hills
7601 Old Lake Rd
Grayling, MI  49738 Map

Location:
Start and Finish at Hanson Hills Recreation Area

Course:
10K=6.2 Mile; 5K =3.1 Mile Road course
1 mile Fun Walk

Registration:
10K Race Day Registration: $35
5K Race Day Registration: $25
Saturday July 29, 2017 7:30am-8:30am

10K Early Registration : $25
runsignup.com/Race/MI/Grayling/GRA10K

5K Early Registration : $20
runsignup.com/Race/MI/Grayling/GRA5K

Race Start:
10K & 5K 9:00am

Awards:
T-shirts to first 150 entrants
10K Race: Overall and Age Group Prizes.
5K Race: Overall Awards

Raffle Prizes:
All Participants are entered to win a pair of Brooks Running Shoes
Courtesy of Northbound Outfitters!!

Printable Registration Form: nebula.wsimg.com/2765bdac0b5832334d5bb25efdb0e4e4?AccessKeyId=0B7430DA7F8D0E3FF713&disposition=0&...
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47 interested  ·  17 going
Varsity Sideline Cheerleading

Varsity Sideline Cheerleading

Aug 7, 5:00pm - Aug 7, 8:00pm

Hanson Hills
7601 Old Lake Rd
Grayling, MI  49738 Map

Registration Fee: $55 includes jerey
For: 9-12th Grade Girls/Boys


nebula.wsimg.com/55a7a08d149d2f99b4f80e4dc718e7f5?AccessKeyId=0B7430DA7F8D0E3FF713&disposition=0&...

1 interested
Forest Fest

Forest Fest

Aug 12, 10:00am - Aug 12, 4:00pm

Hartwick Pines State Park
3612 State Park Dr
Grayling, MI  49738 Map

Celebrate the beauty and serenity of Michigan's forests; meet Smokey Bear, learn about Michigan's forests, engage in activites and make some cool crafts. A fun filled day for people of all ages!

55 interested
Black Iron Days

Black Iron Days

Aug 26, 10:00am - Aug 27, 4:00pm

Hartwick Pines State Park
3612 State Park Dr
Grayling, MI  49738 Map

Watch blacksmiths and other artisans demonstrate hw they make their crafts. Steam powered sawmill will be operating. For more info call the Visitor Center at (989) 348-2537

100 interested
Fall Harvest Festival

Fall Harvest Festival

Oct 7, 10:00am - Oct 7, 9:00pm

Hartwick Pines State Park
3612 State Park Dr
Grayling, MI  49738 Map

Join us for an awesome fall weekend in the park! Bring all your Halloween decor and deck out your site! Campsite decorating contest, costume contest, hayrides, pumpkin carving, kids games, trick or treating, Smokey Bear will be here, and much more! More details coming soon. REGISTERED CAMPERS ONLY.

134 interested  ·  6 going
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