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 Map3>
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.
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.
Here’s a collection of photos of Mackinac Island during the winter:
January 2, 2016
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December 30, 2015
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.
This week, we will look at visiting Michigan - I have loved visiting. For centuries, visitors have enjoyed the national treasure of Mackinac Island. It is home to historic Fort Mackinac, world-famous Mackinac Island fudge and car-free streets full of horse-drawn carriages. This ideal vacation spot is a paradise with incredible natural landmarks, awe-inspiring sunrises and unforgettable sunsets. There’s unique shopping, diverse dining and extraordinary nightlife, too. Travel + Leisure ranked even Mackinac Island the Best Island in the Continental U.S.!
If you aren't familiar with MI, you may wonder how you would get there. It's actually quite easy and travelers have 2 options - by boat or plane. Either way, you would leave your vehicle on the main land - one less thing to have to worry about.
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For the record, this is the first time this has ...
For the record, this is the first time this has happened in almost a year 😂😂😂
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Another fun Before and After from the same Mackinac property… This space, in the center of a stone circle drive needed to be a destination for tranquility, not just for the eyes, but inviting you in to rest by the fountain and enjoy this magical part of the landscape…The large swath of pea gravel, and a peeling turtle sculpture just wasn’t quite doing it for me! … Don’t worry- we touched up the turtle and moved him to a better spot! #landscape #landscapedesign #mackinac #landscapearchitecture #stonework #fountains #victorian #shadegarden #japanesemaples #peaceful #bliss...
The sweetest Grand memory! Still obsessing over ...
The sweetest Grand memory! Still obsessing over this pregnancy announcement last season at the Grand Hotel. 🌹🍼
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The Mackinac bridge is a must see when you visit Michigan.
Even in the winter there is no lack of beauty here.
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Mackinaw Island shores! Summer 2022 #puremichigan ...
Save this if you’re getting married on a lake or share with a friend who is!!! These beautiful ground designs create an “altar” for your ceremony without blocking stunning water views!
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Wishing for more luck next time to see more lights but here is what I got on last Friday❤️.
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We have a new beer on draft here at 𝗘𝗹𝗺𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗼. – 𝙼𝚊𝚌𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚌 𝙿𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚎! It's a special beer crafted with hops from the gorgeous Mackinac Island in Michigan.
This beer was crafted with Michiganders in mind – those who have a strong connection to the great state of Michigan. It's a great way to celebrate the culture and history of the state that Michiganders proudly call home.
𝙼𝚊𝚌𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚌 𝙿𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚎 is a delicious craft beer, made with quality ingredients to give it a unique flavor. It's perfect for anyone who loves to try new beers, or for Michiganders looking for a way to celebrate the state they love!
Stop by 𝗘𝗹𝗺𝗵𝘂𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗼. and try out the new 𝙼𝚊𝚌𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚊𝚌 𝙿𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚜𝚎. You won't be disappointed, and you'll be supporting a local brewery while enjoying the unique flavor of this great beer.
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Cross 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.
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.
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.
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.