Winter Trails: Michigan Guide Book

by William Semion (The Globe Pequot Press)
Winter Trails Michigan  by William Semion

182pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762703040

Designed for all levels, from consummate winter recreational skiers and snowshoers to beginners and families, this is a guide to 42 of the best winter trails all across Michigan including the Upper Peninsula for cross-country skiing & snowshoeing. Each outing is described in detail including info on landscape, distance, difficulty, surface, elevation and more. Also covers equipment, clothing, safety, navigation, and etiquette for those new to these winter sports.

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Trails from the "Winter Trails: Michigan" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 64.
... Preview: Eric Anderson decided that his day job as an engineer at a Detroit-area auto parts company wasn’t as rewarding as a life in the Upper Peninsula woods, and cross-country skiers are the better for his d ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Ironwood, MI - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 20.5
... Preview: Eric Anderson decided that his day job as an engineer at a Detroit-area auto parts company wasn’t as rewarding as a life in the Upper Peninsula woods, and cross-country skiers are the better for his d ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Ironwood, MI - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 20.5
... Preview: A booming local downhill ski area until the early 1970s, when someone overbuilt it and it went bust, Big M has hosted legions of dedicated cross-country skiers since 1984, when the Manistee Cross-Coun ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Manistee, MI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 18.6
... Preview: A booming local downhill ski area until the early 1970s, when someone overbuilt it and it went bust, Big M has hosted legions of dedicated cross-country skiers since 1984, when the Manistee Cross-Coun ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Manistee, MI - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 18.6
... Preview: One of Michigan's most varied and picturesque trail systems lies in the red and jack pine forests only a few minutes south of the Upper Peninsula’s largest city. It has the bumps for advanced skiers a ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Marquette, MI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 12.4
... Preview: Many folks skiing the alpine slopes of the northern Lower Peninsula’s premier downhill ski area probably wonder just where all those free-wheeling Nordic-type skiers disappear to when they get off the ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Boyne Falls, MI - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 24.8
... Preview: Many folks skiing the alpine slopes of the northern Lower Peninsula’s premier downhill ski area probably wonder just where all those free-wheeling Nordic-type skiers disappear to when they get off the ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Boyne Falls, MI - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 24.8
... Preview: Who'd ever have thought you’d be returning to summer camp at your age to ski or snowshoe? But this is one of the most beautiful ski settings you’ll find in the Lower Peninsula. All the trails are ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Central Lake, MI - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 16.7
... Preview: Who'd ever have thought you’d be returning to summer camp at your age to ski or snowshoe? But this is one of the most beautiful ski settings you’ll find in the Lower Peninsula. All the trails are lo ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Central Lake, MI - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 16.7
... Preview: Corsair may not be the most challenging cross-country ski area in the state, but it’s my favorite. Those wonderful warm, sunny days in late February and through March will often find us here gliding d ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Tawas City, MI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 35
... Preview: Set near the shore of Higgins Lake, one of Michigan’s most beautiful inland lakes (once called the world’s sixth most beautiful by National Geographic), veteran ski racer Bob Frye and his wife, Lynne, ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Grayling, MI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: Want a family-friendly ski resort? You’ve come to the right place. Crystal prides itself on making young families feel at home, whether it’s in a slopeside lodge room, the village homes in the woods, ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Thompsonville, MI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 24.8
... Preview: Want a family-friendly ski resort? You’ve come to the right place. Crystal prides itself on making young families feel at home, whether it’s in a slopeside lodge room, the village homes in the woods, ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Thompsonville, MI - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 24.8
... Preview: A century ago, as logging denuded the land and the lumberjacks moved on, this tiny town turned to tourism and the tourists responded, staying here to fish the area’s trout streams by the trainload. Th ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Grayling, MI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: Why ski in the shadow of one of Michigan’s industrialized cities? Like Hillary and Everest, because it’s there, and why not? You’ll learn that you can have a great time even if you’re not far away fro ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Burton, MI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Turn into the beautifully lighted entrance and you’ll think you’ve entered cross-country heaven. What Garland lacks in trail difficulty, it makes up for in everything else. Start with the lodge: It’s ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Lewiston, MI - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 40
... Preview: Turn into the beautifully lighted entrance and you’ll think you’ve entered cross-country heaven. What Garland lacks in trail difficulty, it makes up for in everything else. Start with the lodge: It’s ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Lewiston, MI - Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 40
... Preview: Tahquamenon is one of the most storied locations in all the state. The setting for Longfellow’s epic Hiawatha, the river holds a special place in the hearts of those who visit it because it’s so beaut ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Paradise, MI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: Tahquamenon is one of the most storied locations in all the state. The setting for Longfellow’s epic Hiawatha, the river holds a special place in the hearts of those who visit it because it’s so beaut ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Paradise, MI - Cross-Country Skiing,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: This little ski hideaway is a great find that’s generally used only by locals. It’s in a beautiful backcountry setting only a few miles outside the Upper Peninsula’s largest city, and takes in some of ... From the guidebook "Winter Trails: Michigan"
Marquette, MI - Cross-Country Skiing - Trail Length: 6