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Porcupine Mountains State Park Cross Country Ski Trails – Silver City, MI

Four main and several smaller trails combine to form the 42 KM Nordic Trail System at the Porcupine Mountains State Park.

The cross country ski trails encircle the lift-served Alpine Ski Area with numerous scenic loops. Trails are track set with a power-tiller equipped groomer.

Warming huts are located along the Log Camp Loop and Union Spring Trails. Daily and season trail passes are available at the chalet and include a one-ride lift ticket to the summit.

Winter interpretive activities include guided snowshoe hike and lantern light skiing. Check at the chalet for scheduling.

Lantern Light Cross-Country Skiing: (Selected Saturdays During the Season) Old-fashioned kerosene lanterns illuminate the trail during this night ski. Lanterns are placed along the entire one-mile loop for a remarkable night skiing experience. Stop about halfway around the loop at the warming shelter where the park naturalist will have a blazing fire going. This trail has an “easy” difficulty rating; however, skiing at night is always a challenge.

This program may be canceled due to weather. To inquire about cancellations call (906) 885-5206.

All programs are free; however, all motor vehicles entering a Michigan state park or recreation area must display a valid Motor Vehicle Permit, available for purchase at the park entrance.

Porcupine Mountains Cross Country Ski Trail Map

Porcupine Mountains Nordic Ski Trails

Porcupine Mountains Yurts

Would you like a true winter wilderness experience? Try spending a winter night or two (or more) in the Porcupine Mountains in a yurt. Yurts are sturdy, tent-like structures, that originated in central Asia. The park’s three yurts will provide visitors with a snug, weather-tight shelter that is close to the park’s hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails.

Each of the 16-foot-diameter yurts are available year-round, will sleep four people and are equipped with bunk beds, mattresses, wood stove, axe, bow saw and cooking and eating utensils. Running water and electricity are not provided, but an outhouse is nearby and wood is provided for heat in the colder months.

The park’s yurts are accessed only by trail. The distance and degree of challenge required to reach them will vary with the season. The rental fee is $60 per night and there is an $8 reservation fee.

For reservations call 1-800-447-2757 or online at www.midnrreservations.com.

For additional information, contact Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park at (906) 885-5275, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information on Yurt Lodging in the Porkies click here.

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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

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I miss it!! I really want to come back there!!!

Another place I've always wanted to visit. 🙂

Beautiful place no matter what time of year

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

This is just the most beautiful thing in the world

I do wonder what it would be like to live on the island in the winter

Always beautiful and always magical!

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

beautiful....the solitude is inspiring....making plans for the tourist season aren't you ....!

Love this place! Love all the snowmobiles!

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

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

One of the most beautiful places I gave ever been.

Wish I was there right now.

Beautiful picture. Can't wait until spring to get back to the North

Will MacDonald this is where we should spend next Christmas

Picture perfect-beautiful looking town!

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

Beautiful! I love going there! Can't wait until spring!

I took my family there two years ago . we absolutely love it! Would great to spend a Christmas there

Laura Sloan Shirar we could spend a Christmas here with the whole family

Where was this picture taken from please

That would make a great Christmas card

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Mackinac Island Photos – Instagram

Here are the latest photos of Mackinac Island via Instagram (hashtags #mackinac or #mackinacisland).

Do you have an instagram account? Tag your Mackinac Island instagram photos with #mackinac or #mackinacisland and they will appear here in our Mackinac Island Instagram Photo Stream.
 

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[第一酷]歷史底蘊深厚是王道

Mackinac Island 是一個充滿歷史味道的小島,因為整座島保留了18、19世紀的建築、生活風格,還有交通運輸方式。真的是所有房子都是維多利亞風格;酒吧裡面播放的音樂也可以一秒把你拽回過去。我甚至能保證,連空氣都聞得到濃厚的歷史氛圍,讓人十分興奮!

在過去,小島曾是美國獨立戰爭時英國的前哨基地、毛皮貿易中心;獨立戰爭後,美國正式拿回小島,小島變成為了美國繼黃石國家公園後,第二座國家公園(現在是州立公園的樣子)。後來更有電影- 似曾相識(Somewhere in Time)在小島取景拍攝。

圖為 在麥基諾堡壘(Fort Mackinac)上拍攝的。望出去那一望無際的湖水就是休倫湖(Lake Huron)。我一直覺得根本是海啊⋯⋯哪裡像是湖了?
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北美五大湖(Great Lakes):休倫湖(Lake Huron) | 麥基諾島(Mackinac Island)

[第一酷]歷史底蘊深厚是王道

Mackinac Island 是一個充滿歷史味道的小島,因為整座島保留了18、19世紀的建築、生活風格,還有交通運輸方式。真的是所有房子都是維多利亞風格;酒吧裡面播放的音樂也可以一秒把你拽回過去。我甚至能保證,連空氣都聞得到濃厚的歷史氛圍,讓人十分興奮!

在過去,小島曾是美國獨立戰爭時英國的前哨基地、毛皮貿易中心;獨立戰爭後,美國正式拿回小島,小島變成為了美國繼黃石國家公園後,第二座國家公園(現在是州立公園的樣子)。後來更有電影- 似曾相識(Somewhere in Time)在小島取景拍攝。

圖為 在麥基諾堡壘(Fort Mackinac)上拍攝的。望出去那一望無際的湖水就是休倫湖(Lake Huron)。我一直覺得根本是海啊⋯⋯哪裡像是湖了?
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Best of luck to this girl as she heads out on her new adventure of being a Cast Member at Walt Disney World this winter! Already missing my lunch buddy & bestie on Mackinac, but it’ll be next season before we know it. Have fun, be safe & have a Mickey Bar or two for me! 💕👑🏰👯‍♀️
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Best of luck to this girl as she heads out on her new adventure of being a Cast Member at Walt Disney World this winter! Already missing my lunch buddy & bestie on Mackinac, but it’ll be next season before we know it. Have fun, be safe & have a Mickey Bar or two for me! 💕👑🏰👯‍♀️
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A huge thank you to therapydogvest for rushing Rayne’s custom vest to us so we’d have it in time for our trip - it was definitely one of the most important things we brought with us! 🐾💕🐾💕🐾

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A huge thank you to therapydogvest for rushing Rayne’s custom vest to us so we’d have it in time for our trip - it was definitely one of the most important things we brought with us! 🐾💕🐾💕🐾

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Mackinac Island at night - the center portion of Main Street (downtown area) holds 3 major hotels almost in a row. Bicycle Street Inn (left), Main Street Inn (center with lilac colored lighting), and the Lilac Tree in the distance (the pioneer of Lilac colored lighting). Of course the many shops and business at street level are along here too..
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Mackinac Island at night - the center portion of Main Street (downtown area) holds 3 major hotels almost in a row. Bicycle Street Inn (left), Main Street Inn (center with lilac colored lighting), and the Lilac Tree in the distance (the pioneer of Lilac colored lighting). Of course the many shops and business at street level are along here too..
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THE LAST LINE: I spent most of my nautical career in Florida and Caribbean waters. I still can’t get over this, “We have to put our boats away nonsense.” 

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How cute is this crewneck?! I'm not a Yooper, but for some reason "Troll" doesn't go so well on a sweatshirt! 😂

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Starting the off season with this awesome shot!💙💛

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Starting the off season with this awesome shot!💙💛

Definitely in the right place at the right time!😉

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Have you been to the island in the fall?  Peak colors are 🤯🐴🥰

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Cross Country Skiing on Drummond Island

Rainbow TrailCross country skiers can enjoy outdoor beauty and serenity during the winter on groomed ski trails, catching glimpses of deer, fox, coyote, rabbits and a variety of birds who call Drummond Island their home.

Drummond Island Resort Trail

Drummond Island Resort grooms 15 miles of trails on our own private property for classic-style skiing. They also have top-of-the-line rental skis for adults and children that are available to our guests free of charge.

There’s also opportunities for snow shoeing during the winter. Drummond Island Resort has several sets of Iverson traditional-style snowshoes available for rent, but for guests they are free. There is no better way to see undisturbed winter scenes on the island than on a set of snowshoes. With a little cooperation outside, we hope to have a rink cleared behind The Lodge for skaters. Again, snowshoes and ice skates are available to our guests free of charge.

For more information visit the Drummond Island Resort website >>>>

Rainbow Trail

The Rainbow Trail was developed in 2002 by the Drummond Island Cross Country Club as a nature trail with groomed cross country skiing in the winter (only skiing, no snowshoeing) and walking, hiking and birding in the non winter seasons.

Located on state land on the west side of the Maxton Cross Road just south of Maxton Road, this trail is 5.0 miles long. Laid out over rolling terrain, through open spaces and hardwood forest, the main trail has a series of seven loops off of the “Main Street” and back to it again. There are three short trail segments that serve to interconnect the loops, making it easier to return to the trailhead for shorter excursions or provide variety for extended trips.

The trailhead is located on Maxton Cross Road, 0.2 miles south of the intersection of Maxton Cross Road and Maxton Road. Parking is available at the trailhead. Bathroom facilities are not available at the trail but are available at nearby Four Corners and The DI Resort and Conference Center.

For more information visit the Drummond Island Cross Country Club website >>>>

Heritage Trail

The Heritage Trail, located at the DI Township Park, is a hiking and snowshoe trail. It provides a unique experience for; birding, hiking or geocaching in the warmer months and snowshoeing, over terrain not suitable for skiing, in winter. Trail use is FREE.

The Lower Level leads you through beautiful woodlands to the Potagannissing shoreline. The Upper Levels wind along and up on to the top of unique limestone ledges and shallow caves.

There is a great variety of landscape for a trail of this size, (approximately 3 miles) and a drop of over 50 feet in elevation from the upper to the lower levels of the trail.

The majority of the trail can be hiked or snow shoed easily by the novice but the upper levels of the trail require some moderate ability to traverse very uneven terrain.

For more information visit the Drummond Island Cross Country Club website >>>>

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Crystal Mountain – Cross Country Skiing

Northern Michigan’s Cross-Country Skiing Destination

Looking for some of the best in northern Michigan cross-country skiing trails? Look no further than Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa. From gentle treks through the trees to the rolling terrain of our black diamond cross-country skiing trails, Crystal Mountain’s 40+km cross-country skiing trail network provides terrain for all ability levels, from novice to expert. We even have 4K lighted for night skiing.

Meticulously-groomed for both skating and traditional cross-country skiing, these picturesque northern Michigan cross-country skiing trails were rated #1 in Michigan by Michigan Living magazine readers. Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa… your northern Michigan cross-country skiing vacation starts here.

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Crystal is Northern Michigan’s only Fisher Key Nordic Center

Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>>

 
 
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