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Mackinac Island Cross Country Skiing

Mackinac Island Cross Country Trails

The Mackinac Island Ski club grooms trails on the east and north side of the Island in Mackinac Island State Park.

The cross country ski trails wind through the pristine woods of Mackinac Island State Park and allow the winter visitor to see all of the natural and historical landmarks of the island.

You can follow the ski trails to the interior of the island and take in the vistas from the highest point on the island at Fort Holmes. Or ski through the woods to Arch Rock and enjoy the view of Lake Huron from the bluffs on the eastern side of the island.

Cross Country Ski Trails

Cross-Country Ski Rentals

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Here’s a collection of photos of Mackinac Island during the winter:

January 2, 2016


Saturday January 2nd, 2016 - 2:39 pm

MackinacIsland.Net - Mackinac Island Michigan

Early morning light in downtown Mackinac Island... (Photo via Poppins)Downtown at dawn.. ... See MoreSee Less

Early morning light in downtown Mackinac Island... (Photo via Poppins)

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Another place I've always wanted to visit. 🙂

I love Mackinac island, wouldn't mind going again.

How do you get to the island now? Are the straits frozen for snowmobiles?

Lucky enough to have experienced winter in downtown Mackinac Island. At Christmas no less. It was magical.

Always beautiful and always magical!

Wish I was there right now.

Love this place! Love all the snowmobiles!

🙏🏻 🌎 🌍 🌏 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣6️⃣ Been there in the summer but never winter. It looks so beautiful.

My three sisters and I went there a few years ago. We were the only Mackinaws on the island!! Instant celebrities!

Nice picture. Spent a Christmas there 30 plus years ago.

What a neat view. Different from the normal views we see.

That's beautiful,like a painting,puzzle or post card.

At the city at the moment...love this place

Looks pretty, but I prefer summer: biking around the island, swimming, exploring,outdoor cafes, hiking etc.


Wow! And we have this gem in Michigan!

Charming! Don't think of there in winter!

Look forward to going there again.

This looks like one of those Christmas villages you put on your mantel...beautiful!

Mackinaw Island is a special place. I have never been there during the winter, but have visited a friend whose family has a house across from Jack's livery stables during the summer. It is gorgeous no matter what time of the year it is!

This is just to cool. Wish I could be there.

Like a painting--always wanted to spend the summer there--but winter looks good, too, if only I could do cold

Its always been so beautiful therel

I was there in the winter too I flu over in Feb. close to - 0 But it was beautiful !

It looks enchanted, doesn't it? Lovely!


December 30, 2015


Wednesday December 30th, 2015 - 5:55 pm

Joann's Fudge of Mackinac Island

The snow finally arrived on Mackinac. So beautiful! ... See MoreSee Less

The snow finally arrived on Mackinac. So beautiful!

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Beautiful.I saw a program xmas Mackinaw .

Everybody got to ride their snowmobiles to town.

I've never seen the island with snow. It's beautiful from Florida.

Nicole we should sneak away one winter !

I bet it doesn't smell like it it does in the summer. It will burn the hair right out of your nose.

I hope everyone there enjoys the freedom to zip around the island on your snow machines!!!

Take away those snowmobiles and it could be any year.

Love Mackinac Island. Love Joanns fudge.

This scenery is beautiful:)

Looks like a Charles Wysocki jigsaw puzzle. ........

We haven't been there in years but it is really a neat place.. Beautiful picture!

I so want to snowmobile out to Mackinac Island again, Such a great trip.

Is anything open in winter on the island?

Never been there in the winter, it's on my bucket list.

Is that noisy snowmobiles there on the island?

Hi Linda. It's Olga from California. Thank you so much for posting Macinac with snow. That is so beautiful. Some day we will come to visit snowy Macinac.

the definition of #puremichigan in my heart <3

Looks like snowmobiles have replaced the bicycles.

Can't wait to back there.....so beautiful

Hi, Family and Friends, this is where, Sharon, grew up !!!

The island is a beautiful place any time of year. I really enjoyed visiting there quite often with my husband. A magical place for sure!!!

Mackinac Island is by far the most magical place I've ever been.

Just beautiful ,looks like something out of a story book! Thanks for sharing Terri . I love the pictures you share !

I love Mackinac Island, especially during Lilac Festival!

Beautiful! Looks like a postcard😍


Wednesday December 30th, 2015 - 3:57 pm


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My group next year!

Home sweet home.

Wish I was there

I didn't know the ferrys ran in the winter...

I want to be there!!

Glad to finally see some snow!!!!

Nice pics, looks like a postcard 🙂

All is right on the Island as winter arrived for the last of the Holidays! Happy New Year to all!

Such a magical place... See you in July!

So jealous!

Nice pictures! Hey would you be willing to share pictures to our group, We are addicted to Mackinac Island,Michigan? It is a new group and would be muchly aplreciated!

Ryann Vandenboom

I met a lady on plane to PLN Sunday night from Australia. She was on her way to the Island for New Years eve - hope she has a great tine on her holiday and a warm coat! .

Are there still dock porters in the winter? It was always fun to see how high they'd get the bikes piled with luggage in season.

Wish I was there! Beautiful pictures, it's amazing how it can feel like your in a different world on the island

Wow so beautiful. Would love to go

Thank you Caddywampus for posting pictures of this beautiful place.

Just added it to my bucket list.

I wish I was one of them !

Looks like fun!

How I wish I was one of them!!

Happy New Year Mackinac Island ♡

just said tonight we need to make plans to go back this spring

Beautiful. Looks like a postcard.

So cool!! Beautiful place to be.. Xox


Mackinac Island Photos – Instagram

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