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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

Cawthorne’s Village Inn (906) 847-3542
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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.
 

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A beach read makes for the perfect secret garden to escape to in your mind…
One Summer on Mackinac follows Ariella on her summer before college which is spent living, working and falling in ‘love’ on an island in Northern Michigan 
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A beach read makes for the perfect secret garden to escape to in your mind…
One Summer on Mackinac follows Ariella on her summer before college which is spent living, working and falling in ‘love’ on an island in Northern Michigan
#mackinacisland #secretgarden #torturedpoetsdepartment #swifties #ihateithere #ttpd #romcombooks #romancebooks
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It’s all hands on deck with only a month to go until our show opens at Mission Point Theatre on Mackinac Island! But when you’re a “mom and pop” shop band like Yuri and I, that means we are all the hands. 😅 So Papa burns the midnight oil in the shop building staging and Mama and the roadies bring him his Sunday dinner by bike! 

As a treat, we picked up dinner from Doud’s Market tonight! It’s the oldest grocery store in America - right on Main Street on Mackinac Island. It’s a staple for the island residents all winter, and in addition to groceries, you can pick up healthy gourmet picnic, lunch, dinner, and desert foods there all summer long! Definitely swing in if you can! ❤️

It’s all hands on deck with only a month to go until our show opens at Mission Point Theatre on Mackinac Island! But when you’re a “mom and pop” shop band like Yuri and I, that means we are all the hands. 😅 So Papa burns the midnight oil in the shop building staging and Mama and the roadies bring him his Sunday dinner by bike!

As a treat, we picked up dinner from Doud’s Market tonight! It’s the oldest grocery store in America - right on Main Street on Mackinac Island. It’s a staple for the island residents all winter, and in addition to groceries, you can pick up healthy gourmet picnic, lunch, dinner, and desert foods there all summer long! Definitely swing in if you can! ❤️
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Shepler’s Ferry is open for the season and we can’t wait for our next Mackinac Island adventure!

#mackiancisland #mackinac #sheplers #sheplersferry #michigan #travel #islandlife

Shepler’s Ferry is open for the season and we can’t wait for our next Mackinac Island adventure!

#mackiancisland #mackinac #sheplers #sheplersferry #michigan #travel #islandlife
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Restocking goodies from woosahoutfitters 🥾 🌲#Michiganders #ShopMackinac #MackinacIsland #Yooper #Woosah

Restocking goodies from woosahoutfitters 🥾 🌲#Michiganders #ShopMackinac #MackinacIsland #Yooper #Woosah ...

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Tomorrow’s show features photographer katharinerose.photography - so much fun learning her origin story and all about her photography business

Tomorrow’s show features photographer katharinerose.photography - so much fun learning her origin story and all about her photography business ...

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Mackinac Island, nestled between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas, is a timeless gem. Accessible solely by airplane or boat, this car-free oasis relies on charming horse-drawn carriages for transportation. Here’s a pro tip: Catch a boat from St. Ignace in the UP, preferably one that glides under Michigan’s iconic Mackinac Bridge, offering a unique perspective of both driving on and floating under it. 

Once on the island, indulge in some retail therapy at quaint shops and savor the legendary Mackinac Island Fudge in all its delicious varieties. Then, hop on a horse-drawn carriage for a guided tour through the island’s historic Market Street, past the majestic Grand Hotel, and even stop by battlefields and cemeteries (because who doesn’t love a little spookiness with their vacation?). The tour also includes stops at the enchanting Butterfly House and the breathtaking Arch Rock. As you you wave goodbye to horse-drawn elegance, swing by Fort Mackinac for a history lesson with a side of cannon fire. And if you’re not feeling the whole horse-and-buggy vibe, pedal your way around the island’s 70 miles of trails on a rented bike. Whether you’re into history, nature, or just really good fudge, Mackinac Island has you covered—no cars required!

#mistateparks #mackinacbridge #mackinacisland #mackinaw #upperpeninsula #mackinawislandfudge #archrock #archrockmackinacisland #campingadventures

Mackinac Island, nestled between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas, is a timeless gem. Accessible solely by airplane or boat, this car-free oasis relies on charming horse-drawn carriages for transportation. Here’s a pro tip: Catch a boat from St. Ignace in the UP, preferably one that glides under Michigan’s iconic Mackinac Bridge, offering a unique perspective of both driving on and floating under it.

Once on the island, indulge in some retail therapy at quaint shops and savor the legendary Mackinac Island Fudge in all its delicious varieties. Then, hop on a horse-drawn carriage for a guided tour through the island’s historic Market Street, past the majestic Grand Hotel, and even stop by battlefields and cemeteries (because who doesn’t love a little spookiness with their vacation?). The tour also includes stops at the enchanting Butterfly House and the breathtaking Arch Rock. As you you wave goodbye to horse-drawn elegance, swing by Fort Mackinac for a history lesson with a side of cannon fire. And if you’re not feeling the whole horse-and-buggy vibe, pedal your way around the island’s 70 miles of trails on a rented bike. Whether you’re into history, nature, or just really good fudge, Mackinac Island has you covered—no cars required!

#mistateparks #mackinacbridge #mackinacisland #mackinaw #upperpeninsula #mackinawislandfudge #archrock #archrockmackinacisland #campingadventures
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Visited Mackinac Island, M I C H I G A N📍🌊

We took a roadtrip from Detroit up to Mackinac which took us about 5 hours to drive + a ferry boat ride! 

The water here is so clear and blue!! P.S. there are a lot of horses around the island🐴

❤️MUST SEE SPOTS❤️
Arch Rock
Wings of Mackinac (butterfly house) 
The Grand Hotel 
Skull Cave 
Rock trail

And I highly recommend stopping by Kilwin’s ice cream shop before you head back to the mainland!🍦✨

*** Mackinac Island is car FREE, but it is very walkable and has plenty of trails + you can rent a bike too🚲
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Visited Mackinac Island, M I C H I G A N📍🌊

We took a roadtrip from Detroit up to Mackinac which took us about 5 hours to drive + a ferry boat ride!

The water here is so clear and blue!! P.S. there are a lot of horses around the island🐴

❤️MUST SEE SPOTS❤️
Arch Rock
Wings of Mackinac (butterfly house)
The Grand Hotel
Skull Cave
Rock trail

And I highly recommend stopping by Kilwin’s ice cream shop before you head back to the mainland!🍦✨

*** Mackinac Island is car FREE, but it is very walkable and has plenty of trails + you can rent a bike too🚲



#ocean #travel #adventure #nature #traveltheworld #solotravel #bucketlist #beautifuldestinations #photography #lifestyle #roadtrip #passionpassport #explore #fyp #free #sunset #beach #island #michigan #mackinacisland #lifestyle #bestdestinations #travelblogger #sunset #naturelover #nofilter #hiking #butterfly #dog #reels #explorepage
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I swear on everything I was enjoying 70 degree weather, wearing shorts and getting waaaay to comfortable and Mother Nature felt the need to remind me that I live in Michigan today 😭. First I saw sun, then I saw rain, then I saw hail, now I see snow. LITERALLY, all four seasons in less than 12 hours. I'm done 😅.

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I swear on everything I was enjoying 70 degree weather, wearing shorts and getting waaaay to comfortable and Mother Nature felt the need to remind me that I live in Michigan today 😭. First I saw sun, then I saw rain, then I saw hail, now I see snow. LITERALLY, all four seasons in less than 12 hours. I'm done 😅.

#TheMittenState #michiganders #michigrammers #GreatLakesState #PureMichigan #TraverseCity #Annarbor #ypsilanti #canton #greatlakes #grandrapids #metrodetroit #northernmichigan #lakemichigan #mittenlove #midwestmoment #exploremichigan #Michigan #lovemichigan #Mackinac #puremittenpride #michiganawesome #capturingmichigan #puremichiganders #puremittigan #thegreatlakesstate #MichiganWeather #frafrasnaturals #michiganmeme #weathermemes
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The edge of the world, basically. 🌊 #m22life

Photo: karfar 

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The edge of the world, basically. 🌊 #m22life

Photo: karfar

#puremichigan #michigansun #lovemichigan #lakelife #michigander #freshwatersurf #exploremichigan #puremittigan #freshwater #nomi #tcmi #northernmichigan #greatlakesstate #lakemichigan #michigan #getlost #michigrammers #outdoorphotography #instapic #upperpeninsula #downtowntc #mackinacisland #greatlakes #detroit #chicago #grandrapids #metrodetroit #michiganmade #hoodieseason
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Then vs now(Oct 23)! 

My mom just sent me these this pics from the trip my parents took me to Mackinac Island as a baby! I love that my mom & I both took “selfies” next to the Arch!❤️ #michiganstateparks #mackinacisland

Then vs now(Oct 23)!

My mom just sent me these this pics from the trip my parents took me to Mackinac Island as a baby! I love that my mom & I both took “selfies” next to the Arch!❤️ #michiganstateparks #mackinacisland
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BIG GIANT THANK YOU to ricciswiderek for taking a day to share her art in our cafe. 

Come check out our new and improved menu! 

#mackinac #cafe #mackinawcity #michigan #straitsofmackinaw #supportlocal

BIG GIANT THANK YOU to ricciswiderek for taking a day to share her art in our cafe.

Come check out our new and improved menu!

#mackinac #cafe #mackinawcity #michigan #straitsofmackinaw #supportlocal
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Are you an Employer looking for talent in the Mackinac County area?👀

There are two more events being held on the following dates: 
📌April 24th
📌May 1st

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#Mackinac #career #employer

Are you an Employer looking for talent in the Mackinac County area?👀

There are two more events being held on the following dates:
📌April 24th
📌May 1st

Register for FREE to be an Employer at our Job Fair💼: https://share.hsforms.com/1YgnRECLyQMa87lF8QUlm8gd2bek

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Take a break with me on the dock #mackinacisland #mymackinac #puremichigan #cozyambiance

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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 >>>>

Rainbow Trail – Photos





 
 

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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