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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:

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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.
 

Yes the Woods restaurant is open even though innatstonecliffe is closed this season- The Woods is part of the grandhotelmichigan. Make reservations now.

Yes the Woods restaurant is open even though innatstonecliffe is closed this season- The Woods is part of the grandhotelmichigan. Make reservations now. ...

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🤓 Nerd alert: I’m actually an accountant turned corporate I.T. Manager! 

Food photography is a relatively new venture for me. I’ve always loved to bake and started a small home bakery in the fall of 2021. In efforts of better promoting my baked goods, I enrolled in a foodtographyschool course. I found that taking macaron orders wasn’t for me, but discovered a passion for food photography as a result! 

Today, I still work full time in my IT career, but enjoy my side gig as a food photographer. It’s my creative outlet and it brings me joy! 💕I live in Michigan with my veteran husband and our 4 dogs 🐶 

Thank you to everyone here! Tell me a bit about yourself! 

I am so grateful for everything I’ve learned from the foodtographyschool family and I highly recommend it to anyone! You can even use FRENCHVANILLA to save 15% off their courses 🤍

📸: kellybramanphotography 

#aboutme #homebaker #foodstyling #michiganfoodphotographer #michiganfoodie #bakestagram #mackinacisland

🤓 Nerd alert: I’m actually an accountant turned corporate I.T. Manager!

Food photography is a relatively new venture for me. I’ve always loved to bake and started a small home bakery in the fall of 2021. In efforts of better promoting my baked goods, I enrolled in a foodtographyschool course. I found that taking macaron orders wasn’t for me, but discovered a passion for food photography as a result!

Today, I still work full time in my IT career, but enjoy my side gig as a food photographer. It’s my creative outlet and it brings me joy! 💕I live in Michigan with my veteran husband and our 4 dogs 🐶

Thank you to everyone here! Tell me a bit about yourself!

I am so grateful for everything I’ve learned from the foodtographyschool family and I highly recommend it to anyone! You can even use FRENCHVANILLA to save 15% off their courses 🤍

📸: kellybramanphotography

#aboutme #homebaker #foodstyling #michiganfoodphotographer #michiganfoodie #bakestagram #mackinacisland
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What to do if it rains on your wedding day!

Now, this is the question that at some point crosses the mind of every couple.. I’m here to tell you its all about preparation… and I don’t mean prepping physically  but mentally! 

Change the way you view rain… it can be fun, it can create ridiculously more emotional photos, and the lighting is amazing for skin.. there are some pros to the rain. 

So if you are getting married… take a listen to this little video.. it will save you a lot of time stressing uneccsarily! 

Have a greta weekend friends!

Cheers
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PS… If you want to know more about rain check out my blog about it in my link in bio!! 

#ANDREJKAPHOTOGRAPHY #MACKINAC #mackinacwedding #photography #michiganweddingphotographer #mackinacisland #HARBORSPRINGS #PETOSKEY #photographycourse #weddingplanning #NORTHERNMICHIGANWEDDINGS #NORTHERNMICHIGAN #UPNORTH #upnorthphotography #UPNORTHWEDDINGS #michiganwedding #michiganfamily #weddinghacks #weddingdates #weddingbusiness #rain #rainywedding #weddingtips

What to do if it rains on your wedding day!

Now, this is the question that at some point crosses the mind of every couple.. I’m here to tell you its all about preparation… and I don’t mean prepping physically but mentally!

Change the way you view rain… it can be fun, it can create ridiculously more emotional photos, and the lighting is amazing for skin.. there are some pros to the rain.

So if you are getting married… take a listen to this little video.. it will save you a lot of time stressing uneccsarily!

Have a greta weekend friends!

Cheers
A

PS… If you want to know more about rain check out my blog about it in my link in bio!!

#ANDREJKAPHOTOGRAPHY #MACKINAC #mackinacwedding #photography #michiganweddingphotographer #mackinacisland #HARBORSPRINGS #PETOSKEY #photographycourse #weddingplanning #NORTHERNMICHIGANWEDDINGS #NORTHERNMICHIGAN #UPNORTH #upnorthphotography #UPNORTHWEDDINGS #michiganwedding #michiganfamily #weddinghacks #weddingdates #weddingbusiness #rain #rainywedding #weddingtips
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Inside Saint Anne’s Catholic Church Mackinac Island Michigan … this structure started in 1874 .. We renewed or 25th wedding vows here in 2007 😊 #church #mackinacisland #michigan #weddingvows #history #catholic #vintagestructures

Inside Saint Anne’s Catholic Church Mackinac Island Michigan … this structure started in 1874 .. We renewed or 25th wedding vows here in 2007 😊 #church #mackinacisland #michigan #weddingvows #history #catholic #vintagestructures ...

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watercolormackinac Looking forward to teaching this class. Make your own salt scrub. Great as gifts or to keep for yourself. I have lists of essential oils to play with. #mackinacisland #mackinac #saltscrub #essentialoils #epsomsalt #almondoil #madelocal #shoplocal

watercolormackinac Looking forward to teaching this class. Make your own salt scrub. Great as gifts or to keep for yourself. I have lists of essential oils to play with. #mackinacisland #mackinac #saltscrub #essentialoils #epsomsalt #almondoil #madelocal #shoplocal ...

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Summer Beach 🟩
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Next Sunday🦋

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Starting off the season with The Butterfly House 🦋🪲🐝theoriginalmibh 
This Sound bath meditation is a combination of pranayama (breath work) and guided meditation. With gentle & restorative yoga poses throughout. 
This session will focus on the Root chakra. The root chakra keeps us grounded and connected our true nature & identity. The use of vibrational sound promotes transformation and well-being. 
We are here to support you on the journey! 
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Dress comfortably and bring a blanket, yoga mat & water. 

#soundhealing #soundbath #mackinac #mackinacisland #wellness #sundays #thebutterflyhouse #pranayama #rootchakra #release #anchor #yogaforall

Next Sunday🦋

Repost from solaligned

Starting off the season with The Butterfly House 🦋🪲🐝theoriginalmibh
This Sound bath meditation is a combination of pranayama (breath work) and guided meditation. With gentle & restorative yoga poses throughout.
This session will focus on the Root chakra. The root chakra keeps us grounded and connected our true nature & identity. The use of vibrational sound promotes transformation and well-being.
We are here to support you on the journey!
✨✨✨

Dress comfortably and bring a blanket, yoga mat & water.

#soundhealing #soundbath #mackinac #mackinacisland #wellness #sundays #thebutterflyhouse #pranayama #rootchakra #release #anchor #yogaforall
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Next Sunday🦋

Repost from solaligned
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Starting off the season with The Butterfly House 🦋🪲🐝theoriginalmibh 
This Sound bath meditation is a combination of pranayama (breath work) and guided meditation. With gentle & restorative yoga poses throughout. 
This session will focus on the Root chakra. The root chakra keeps us grounded and connected our true nature & identity. The use of vibrational sound promotes transformation and well-being. 
We are here to support you on the journey! 
✨✨✨

Dress comfortably and bring a blanket, yoga mat & water. 

#soundhealing #soundbath #mackinac #mackinacisland #wellness #sundays #thebutterflyhouse #pranayama #rootchakra #release #anchor #yogaforall

Next Sunday🦋

Repost from solaligned

Starting off the season with The Butterfly House 🦋🪲🐝theoriginalmibh
This Sound bath meditation is a combination of pranayama (breath work) and guided meditation. With gentle & restorative yoga poses throughout.
This session will focus on the Root chakra. The root chakra keeps us grounded and connected our true nature & identity. The use of vibrational sound promotes transformation and well-being.
We are here to support you on the journey!
✨✨✨

Dress comfortably and bring a blanket, yoga mat & water.

#soundhealing #soundbath #mackinac #mackinacisland #wellness #sundays #thebutterflyhouse #pranayama #rootchakra #release #anchor #yogaforall
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Love the spring greens! 🌱

Love the spring greens! 🌱 ...

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Forget-me-not Mackinac Island Wildflower joy 
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#wildflowers #mackinacisland #wildflowersofinstagram #forgetmenot #palette #purples #blues #greens #buds #bloom #joy

Forget-me-not Mackinac Island Wildflower joy
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#wildflowers #mackinacisland #wildflowersofinstagram #forgetmenot #palette #purples #blues #greens #buds #bloom #joy
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Where did your name come from? Mine came from the movie "Somewhere In Time" Starring Christopher Reeves & Jane Seymour. The movie was filmed at The Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island. I finally got to visit in 2020. It was an AMAZING trip! --- www.DevilClip.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- #hotelresort #MackinacIsland #traveladventure #resortvacation #WaterBottleHolder #Travelaholic #Friends #HonestlyMothering #Adventure #Parenting #BoyMom #FamilyTime #GirlMom  #discgolfgirls #TravelBag #Life #Wanderer #FamilyPhoto #FamilyGoals #TravelPics #Wanderlust

Where did your name come from? Mine came from the movie "Somewhere In Time" Starring Christopher Reeves & Jane Seymour. The movie was filmed at The Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island. I finally got to visit in 2020. It was an AMAZING trip! --- www.DevilClip.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- #hotelresort #MackinacIsland #traveladventure #resortvacation #WaterBottleHolder #Travelaholic #Friends #HonestlyMothering #Adventure #Parenting #BoyMom #FamilyTime #GirlMom #discgolfgirls #TravelBag #Life #Wanderer #FamilyPhoto #FamilyGoals #TravelPics #Wanderlust ...

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My suit game was strong this weekend for the Mackinaw tournament! Here’s a selfie from the grand! #mackinacisland #grandhotel #speechcoach

My suit game was strong this weekend for the Mackinaw tournament! Here’s a selfie from the grand! #mackinacisland #grandhotel #speechcoach ...

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Stepped off the Star Line boat and started seeing people we know…Beautiful day!
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#StarLineFerry 
#MackinacIsland
#TheMackinacBridge #TimmandAngiesGreatAdventures #TheGrandHotelMackinacIsland #CelebrateYourMarriage

Stepped off the Star Line boat and started seeing people we know…Beautiful day!
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#StarLineFerry
#MackinacIsland
#TheMackinacBridge #TimmandAngiesGreatAdventures #TheGrandHotelMackinacIsland #CelebrateYourMarriage
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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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Boyne Mountain Cross Country Skiing


With more than 35 beautifully-groomed kilometers of cross country delight weaving through the woods and wilds of Boyne Mountain, you’ll find plenty of room for exploration. Pack up the kids or rally your friends to sample everything we have to offer – from gentle trails through pine forests to technical terrain designed to test even the most dedicated Nordic skiers. Whatever your preference or your ability level, our trails are ready for your tracks.

Boyne Mountain offers 35km of groomed track set trails, along with instructional and touring experiences. Boyne Mountain Cross Country Trail Map

Check our current conditions below to get the latest feedback on our trails. But rest assured. At Boyne Mountain, we go all out to maintain our cross country trails to make your northern Michigan Nordic experience the best it can be.

Trail Passes

  • Ages 9 & up: $16 (before 4pm), $9 (after 4pm)
  • Ages 8 & under: Free

BOYNE Trail Passes allow unlimited access to our cross country and snowshoeing trails and provide one lift ride to our upper trails.

BOYNE daily lift tickets allow unlimited access to our cross country and snowshoeing trails.

Introduction to Cross Country: $50 per person

Thinking about taking up cross-country skiing? Start off on the right foot with our expert Nordic instruction staff – and learn to love this incredible sport from the very beginning. Our Introduction to Cross Country packages include:

  • Rental equipment
  • 30 minute group lesson
  • An all day trail pass to practice your newly acquired skills
  • Available at 11am each weekday and 11am or 2pm on Saturday and Sunday

Total Cross Country Experience

Warm up to the winter’s most exhilarating workout with a 2-hour guided tour on Boyne Mountain’s exceptional cross country trails. Join one of our Nordic instructors for our Total Cross Country Experience, which includes:

  • A chairlift ride and skiing on our upper trails with outstanding vistas
  • Must be intermediate level or higher in ability
  • $75 for the first skier, plus $10 for each additional skier

Group Lessons

  • Beginner Classic or Skate style
  • 1 Hour
  • $35

Private Lessons

  • Available for Classic, Skate, or Telemark
  • 1 Hour
  • $58
  • Each additional person – $15

Equipment Rental

  • Skis, boots & poles: $20 daily
  • Performance Skate package: $25 daily
  • Ages 8 & under: $15 daily

Call the Boyne Mountain Cross Country Center at 231.549.6088 for additional details and instruction offerings.

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Cross Country Skiing and Telemark Lessons
Make your adventure into the peace and quite of Northern Michigan even more enjoyable. When you improve your technique you’ll have more fun! Our expert and passionate Cross Country instructors will improve your technique and make every kilometer of trail more enjoyable. Our Cross Country Centers offer a variety of instructional clinics, private and group lessons and guided tours for cross country skiers of all ability levels.

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