Mason Tract Pathway

Grayling, Michigan

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Glide into the dense cedar, pine, and hardwood forest trail starting at the edge of Chase Bridge Road and you’ve entered some of the wildest country in Lower Michigan. But don’t worry, it’s friendly wild. Donated to the state years ago by the widow of auto magnate George Mason, the tract officially takes in 16 miles of the trout-rich Au Sable River’s South branch. A rustic wooden WELCOME sign alongside a two-track road sometimes used by snowmobiles just north of the trail entrance sets the mood for the silence you’ll enjoy here. Relax and enjoy. The trail is state maintained in summer as a hiking path, and is single track set in winter for traditional skiers, although it may be wide enough to squeeze in an adventuresome skater alongside. Surface quality: Single track, generally skier set.
Winter Trails: Michigan

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Winter Trails: Michigan

by William Semion (The Globe Pequot Press)

Glide into the dense cedar, pine, and hardwood forest trail starting at the edge of Chase Bridge Road and you’ve entered some of the wildest country in Lower Michigan. But don’t worry, it’s friendly wild. Donated to the state years ago by the widow of auto magnate George Mason, the tract officially takes in 16 miles of the trout-rich Au Sable River’s South branch.

A rustic wooden WELCOME sign alongside a two-track road sometimes used by snowmobiles just north of the trail entrance sets the mood for the silence you’ll enjoy here. Relax and enjoy. The trail is state maintained in summer as a hiking path, and is single track set in winter for traditional skiers, although it may be wide enough to squeeze in an adventuresome skater alongside. Surface quality: Single track, generally skier set.

©  William Semion/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Grayling
Distance: 9.5
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Easy to Difficult
Duration: Day trip
Trailhead Elevation: 350 feet
Top Elevation: feet
Local Contacts: Mason Wilderness Tract
Driving Directions: Directions to Mason Tract Pathway

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Apr 2018