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Swedetown
2024-02-22 12:00 pm · Back to top

As of Thursday, February 22, Swedetown will pause grooming until the temperatures are colder and we receive more snow. This is to preserve the trails and the base through the warm temperatures. With that same goal, Swedetown trails are closed Thursday, Feb. 22. The trails will be open all day Friday and Saturday morning (given the predicted cold temperatures). Trails will close at noon on Saturday, Feb. 24, and remain close at least through Wednesday, Feb. 28. Any skiing or grooming during the warm temperatures will cause damage to the trails which we may not be able to repair. Thank you for cooperating - it is a strange winter.

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Len's - 0.80 km Rolled
Tiger - 0.30 km Rolled
Valley - 1.40 km Rolled
Pine Ridge - 1.70 km Rolled
Cedar - 0.90 km Rolled
Birch - 3.30 km Rolled
Tamarack - 1.90 km Rolled
Ed's - 2.20 km Rolled
Powderhouse - 1.50 km Rolled
Relentless - 3.40 km Rolled
Greenstone - 3.00 km Rolled
Mama Bear - 3.10 km Rolled
Baby Bear - 1.30 km Rolled
Papa Bear - 3.70 km Rolled
MUT Rolled
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The main trailhead for Swedetown is on Osceola Road in Calumet near the intersection with Swedetown Road. There is a trailhead at 24984 Woodland Road with parking for the Multi-Use Trails (MUT) where dogs and winter walkers are welcome. Parking lot for Papa Bear ski trail and Creek Loop Snowshoe Trail is near the intersection of M-203 and Cloverland Road at 22500 State Highway M-203. For further information, please visit the Swedetown Trails website. If you have concerns or questions, please contact info@swedetowntrails.org.

Please note that we are currently having difficulties with one electrical circuit for the Swedetown trail lights. The affected trail sections are: the second half of Valley, and the first four and the last three lights on Pine Ridge. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to have them working soon. Thank you for your patience.


Michigan Tech
2024-02-22 08:00 am · Back to top

TRAIL CLOSURES. Please do not ski on the race course. The race course includes; Oak, Pine, Littman Gateway, Hairpin, Skidder, Balsom, Maple, Linden, and Peesock Loops. Consider these loops CLOSED to all activities. Birch, Isle Royale, and Superior loops had skate lanes groomed as tracks looked in good condition. Lower trails up to Down Under were groomed and tracked the morning of the 18th. We pulled leveling drag through the skate lanes this morning. Please consider utilizing the Mill Road or Nara trailheads to access the lower trails to avoid skiing on the racecourse. Thank you. Should be a good day to get out and ski!

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Upper - Birch - 1.45 km Groomed + Tracked
Upper - Core - 1.20 km Not Groomed
Upper - Isle Royale - 1.90 km Groomed + Tracked
Upper - Oak - 1.10 km Not Groomed
Upper - Pine - 0.90 km Not Groomed
Upper - Portage - 1.10 km Not Groomed
Upper - Superior - 0.80 km Groomed + Tracked
Competition - Balsam - 1.00 km Not Groomed
Competition - Balsam Finger - 0.25 km Not Groomed
Competition - Cemetery - 0.80 km Not Groomed
Competition - Hairpin - 1.10 km Not Groomed
Competition - Linden - 0.80 km Not Groomed
Competition - Maple - 1.10 km Not Groomed
Competition - Peepsock - 1.00 km Not Groomed
Competition - Skidder - 1.70 km Not Groomed
Lower - Down Under - 0.80 km Groomed + Tracked
Lower - Homestead - 0.90 km Groomed + Tracked
Lower - Racers Return - 0.30 km Groomed + Tracked
Lower - Ridge - 2.00 km Groomed + Tracked
Lower - Royalwood - 1.00 km Groomed + Tracked
Lower - Tanglewood - 1.40 km Groomed + Tracked
Nara - Nara - 0.80 km Groomed + Tracked
Nara - River - 0.80 km Not Groomed
Tolkien - Elf - 1.70 km Not Groomed
Tolkien - Ent - 0.90 km Not Groomed
Tolkien - Gnome - 0.90 km Not Groomed
Tolkien - Hobbit - 0.70 km Not Groomed
Tolkien - Ring - 1.10 km Not Groomed
Tolkien - Troll - 1.80 km Not Groomed
Tolkien - Husky Trail - 0.50 km Not Groomed
Webcams - Waxing building looking south | Near the warming building

Dogs must be leashed and under owners' control at all times and are restricted to the Tolkien, Nara, Isle Royale & Superior trails via the following access points - softball fields, Nara and Tolkien. No dogs are allowed at the Main Trailhead. Any concerns or suggestions can be reported to trailsinfo@mtu.edu.


Courtney Lake Ski Trails
2024-02-21 01:00 am · Back to top

Many bare trail sections. Will not be groomed until there is enough new snow.

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Lake Loop - 6.10 mi Not Groomed
Little Loop - 0.30 mi Not Groomed
The trailhead is located near the intersection of M-38 and Courtney Lake Road (FR 1960). The trails are groomed for classic cross country skiing and can be used in any direction. It is a dog friendly system - please pick up droppings and keep the dog under control (use a leash if needed). Please do not walk on groomed trails without snowshoes OR step on the set tracks. Walkers in boots can cause damage to the groomed surface, which can trip up skiers. The Ottawa National Forest (US Department of Agriculture / US Forest Service) manages this system and may be contacted at (906) 358-4551.


Bergland Ski Trail
2024-02-21 01:00 am · Back to top

0-4" of base. Many bare sections, exposed rocks and wet areas. Will not groom until there is enough new snow.

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Connector - 0.60 mi Not Groomed
Norton's Loop - 1.70 mi Not Groomed
Black Bear Run - 0.50 mi Not Groomed
The trailhead is located near the intersection of M-64 and Bergland Road. The trails are groomed for classic cross country skiing and can be used in any direction. It is a dog friendly system - please pick up droppings and keep the dog under control (use a leash if needed). Please do not walk on groomed trails without snowshoes OR step on the set tracks. Walkers in boots can cause damage to the groomed surface, which can trip up skiers. The Ottawa National Forest (US Department of Agriculture / US Forest Service) manages this system and may be contacted at (906) 358-4551.


Churning Rapids Snow Bike
2024-02-20 12:00 pm · Back to top

Trails were groomed Monday night. Conditions are currently very good, but please be cautious with the warm weather. Ride when the snow is frozen to keep from making ruts.

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Snow Bike Trails Groomed
10+ miles of trails groomed for fat bikes (3.8+ inch tires) - also open to snowshoes and cross country skis. The main access points are Tomasi Road in Hancock, and Christensen Road off of State Highway M-203. For shorter rides, the latter trailhead provides access to the good single track more quickly. For further information and photographs, please visit Facebook.


Calumet Lake Winter Trails
2024-02-18 05:00 pm · Back to top

Got a touch of snow with a lot of wind. Needless to say had to deal with some well compacted drifts. But we prevailed and all trails ended up being groomed as the winds began to subside. Would be a great night for a night ride I would think.

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Park Loop - 1.35 km (0.85 mile) Groomed
Park Loop Sans Bridge Shortcut - 0.80 km (0.50 mile) Groomed
Forest Loop West - 1.60 km (1.00 mile) Groomed
Forest Loop East - 1.45 km (0.90 mile) Groomed
Lake Loop - 2.25 km (1.40 miles) Groomed
Trailhead is at the parking area near the Disc Golf pavilion (57684 Waterworks Road, Calumet, MI). Head toward the groomer shed to access the trails. Trails will be marked with Green fiberglass poles on the user's right every 50-60 feet (maybe closer on corners). Orange poles will mark obstacles or used in conjunction with the green poles to indicate the path over a bridge.

Trails are directional for fat bikes, hoc skiers or backcountry skiers. Snowshoers may go either direction but we do ask they use the marked trails to aid in the grooming efforts. Foot (boot) traffic on Lake Loop only when temperature is colder than 28 F. No boot traffic on the Forest and Park Loops. Please clean up after your dog and keep them under restraint for the comfort of other trail users. Please do not use groomed trails if the temperatures have been over 32F in the past 12 hours. Trail issues can be reported to trailelf@charter.net.


Chassell
2024-02-18 07:00 am · Back to top

We only received about 2 inches of snow this week. Large portions of the trail had melted to bare ground prior to the latest snowfall. Unless we get a snowfall of 8 to 12 inches, along with sub-freezing temps, we will not be able to reopen. Stay tuned.

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Upper - 4.45 km Not Groomed
Lower - 4.80 km Not Groomed
The upper trails can be accessed from the the Archambeau Road trailhead and the lower trails can be accessed from the Heritage Center trailhead. Please note that dogs are not allowed, no walking and no snowshoeing on the groomed ski trails.


Boundary Road Trails
2024-02-17 03:00 pm · Back to top

Trails look pretty good! We rolled them all, then pulled the drag on part. Too shallow to set tracks.

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XC Ski/Snowshoe/Snow Bike/Hike Groomed
Trails are free and open to all users - classic and skate skiers, snow shoers, snow bikers, walkers and dog friendly with a plowed parking lot. For photos and more info, follow us on Facebook or Instagram. Please donate via the GoFundMe page to help cover the costs associated with grooming and equipment repair.


Maasto Hiihto
2024-02-17 02:00 pm · Back to top

All trails groomed. Please see details.

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Dam Hill Dragged
Meadow Tracked
Mud Lake Tracked
Mud Lake Bypass Tracked
New River Tracked
Outback Tracked
River Tracked
River Bypass Tracked
Sidewinder Dragged
Vista Tracked
Pine Tracked
Quincy Tracked
St. Urho's Tracked
Tomasi Tracked
Trails are pet friendly and multi-use (classic cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and snow biking). One of the trailheads is at the Chalet on the Houghton County fairgrounds, and the other is on Tomasi Road near the Hancock Department of Public Works garage. Please pick up droppings and keep your dog under control (use a leash if needed). Trails can be used in any direction. Please do not walk on groomed trails without snowshoes OR step or bike on the set tracks. Walkers in boots can cause damage to the groomed surface, which can trip up skiers.


Churning Rapids
2024-02-17 02:00 pm · Back to top

All trails groomed. Please see details.

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Christensen Road Tracked
Diagonal Tracked
Lookout Tracked
Ruby Marsh Tracked
Ruby Marsh West Tracked
Spring Creek Tracked
Sunset Tracked
Thoroughfare Tracked
Trails are pet friendly and multi-use (classic cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and snow biking). They can be accessed either from Maasto Hiihto trails OR from a trailhead at Christensen Road, off of State Highway M-203. Users can expect an intimate, backcountry type of experience as the trails wind through the John Christensen wildlife preserve. Please pick up droppings and keep your dog under control (use a leash if needed). Trails can be used in any direction. Please do not walk on groomed trails without snowshoes OR step or bike on the set tracks. Walkers in boots can cause damage to the groomed surface, which can trip up skiers.


Swedetown Snow Bike
2024-02-17 10:30 am · Back to top

All 5 loops double dragged, get it while you can.

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Snow Bike Trails Groomed
For further information, please visit the Swedetown Trails website. If you have concerns or questions, please contact info@swedetowntrails.org.


Copper Harbor
2024-02-17 09:45 am · Back to top

Ran the roller around the trails this morning. It is thin and crusty. There isn't enough snow to set tracks.

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Clyde's Loop - 2.00 km Groomed
Fort Wilkins Loop - 6.00 km Groomed
Further information about cross country skiing and fat biking in Copper Harbor is available here.


Eagle Harbor
2024-02-12 10:30 am · Back to top

Received around 2-3 inches along the lake shore, still not enough to groom. Trails could be snow-covered enough to use, but not groomed.

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D&F Carlton Loop - 6.00 km Not Groomed
Sand Bay Spur - 3.00 km Not Groomed
Shadow's Shortcut - 0.60 km Not Groomed
Wellhead Loop - 1.70 km Not Groomed


Chassell Snowshoe Trails
2024-02-03 11:00 am · Back to top

Trails are down to a shallow 3-5" base that freezes overnight and then softens by early afternoon.

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Blue Groomed
Green Groomed
Orange Groomed
Red Groomed
Yellow Groomed
Pink Groomed
Grooming equates to breaking the trail open after a substantial snowfall with large wood snowshoes (Woodies). New and better map signage has been put in place on the white posts and at 11 other minor junctions. To maintain continuity, all the new map signage is cropped sections taken from the Trailhead maps. There is now an upper Trailhead Parking Lot locator sign on Archambeau Road.


End of The Road Trails
2024-02-02 06:00 pm · Back to top

Mandan Road has seen a lot of vehicle traffic down to Horseshoe and is in rough shape. East Bluff Road is smoothed out a bit after last weekends rogue snowmobilers but is still a bit rough and no tracks. I'd recommend Fatbiking!

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East Bluff - 4.00 km Groomed
Horseshoe Harbor Loop - 13.00 km Not Groomed


Keweenaw Mountain Lodge
2024-01-21 01:00 pm · Back to top

We have now been able to lay classic tracks on our forest trails with the Ginzu, and have opened up the cross-country trails for the 2023-2024 winter season. The snow the past 10 days has been wonderful, and has given us something to work with on the trails. The tracks set up rather well this morning when grooming (temps 8 degrees, no new snow overnight). There are some uneven spots in the tracks throughout trails due to the snow conditions, and the wind (drifts).

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Inner - 1.30 km Groomed + Tracked
In There - 1.00 km Groomed + Tracked
North Eastern - 3.30 km Groomed + Tracked
Out There - 1.00 km Groomed + Tracked
Outer - 1.70 km Groomed + Tracked
Perimeter - 2.10 km Groomed
The winter trails are open to resort guests and the general public. All trail users must sign a waiver inside the Lodge's conference center which is the winter home for the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC). Dogs are allowed on the trails, and must be on leash and cleaned up after. For further information, please visit the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge website.


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