Groomed Cross Country
Houghton and Keweenaw County
in the Keweenaw Peninsula,
Upper Peninsula of Michigan
- HOUGHTON COUNTY (Houghton,
Calumet, South Range, Pelke, &
One block off US 41 in Chassell, on Hancock Street by
the Chassell Heritage Center. One km lighted for night
skiing, eight km of marked and groomed trails. Novice,
intermediate and advanced. Donation box a the trailhead.
Keweenaw Tourism office, 906-337-4579 or
Adjacent to Houghton County Arena, Hancock, for
novice to expert for striding only. About 25km of packed
and groomed trails. Chalet. Trail system connects with
the Churning Rapids Trails for backcountry skiing.
McLain State Park, 18350
Highway M-203. Seven miles west of Calumet. Wonderful
views of Lake Sperior. 2km East Loop is easy to
intermediate and the 4km Loop is easy. Trails all marked
and groomed. Park Headquarters
- Michigan Tech Trails,
One mile south of US-41 on McInnes Dr. 34km of marked
and groomed trails, novice to advance. Open year round.
- Nara Nature Park,
between Houghton and Chassell. Trails connect to
Michigan Tech Trails for skiing, snowshoeing, hiking,
running, biking, and birding. Chalet open daily.
Old Grade Trail, On M-38,
seven miles west of Nisula. Ottawa National Forest-United
States Forest Service. 3.9 miles partially marked novice
- Swedetown Pathway Ski
Trails, Calumet, off Osceola Rd., 30 k, 4.5 k lighted
for night skiing, loops of novice, intermediate, and
advanced trails, all marked and groomed for cross-sountry
skiing and snowshoeing. Chalet open at noon with snack
bar. Sledding hill. Phone: 906-337-1170 or
- Twin Lakes State Park,
6204 E. Poyhonen road, Twin Lakes, Toivola, MI. Wooded
trails for traditional skiing for beginners to
intermediate skiers. 906-228-3321.
KEWEENAW COUNTY (Copper
Recreation in the Keweenaw Peninsula
Over ten miles of marked and groomed trails. Novice
to expert. Trailhead at the Community Center on US-41 in
Copper Harbor. Parking, and restrooms. Open year round
for skiing, hiking, and biking.
- Eagle Harbor Ski Trail, 7th and Pine Street in
Eagle Harbor. Classic wilderness single-track groomed
trails. Donation box at the trailhead. Main loop runs
around Long Lake with additional fun loops.
- Fort Wilkins State Park, Near Copper Harbor.
Two miles of easiest trails, marked and groomed. 9 k
novice to expert. Park Headquarters 906-289-4215.
Exploring the Keweenaw Peninsula,
the Copper Country
Lodging in the Keweenaw
Including the towns of Chassell, Houghton, Hancock, Dollar
Lac La Belle, Eagle Harbor, Copper Harbor, Ahmeek
Pelke, South Range, and Twin Lakes (Toivola)