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! Instruction available from beginner to expert. Call or email for details.
Enjoy miles of trails groomed for both skating and classical
Largest fleet of nordic only grooming equipment in the midwest
Lessons & Rentals
Performance Ski Shop
Weekend Limited Food Service
You’ll Be Glad You Came!
Easy Access – Just a quarter mile east of I-75 at the Lewiston/Frederic exit (264)
Forbush Corner Cross Country Skiing
4971 County Road 612
Frederic, MI 49733
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You can ski, hike, or snowshoe straight from The Homestead into the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore using the Bay View Trail which is accessible from the Village.
Lookout Point on the Bay View Trail gives a panoramic view of Lake Michigan and the surrounding countryside. The trail along the edge of the woods on top of the bluff overlooks fields of wildflowers and former farmland with Lake Michigan in the background.
Here are some photos of backcountry skiing just off the Bay View Trail: