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Calumet Dam Trails
2022-12-04 04:00 pm · Back to top

Tires were dragged behind the tub sled on the groomer today on all trails. The 2" of snow was not enough snow for snowshoeing; too many rocks for skiis; fat bikes could have some fun. There is reflective tape on the fiberglass poles if you go out at night. Trails are marked to gain distance in a small area so they go back and forth a lot. Again, although the "Kalcich Cutoff" was groomed more snow is needed to put on the standing water so it will freeze. To use the Lake Loop take the snowmobile trail all the way to Sixth, turn right and then right again on the trail that circumvents Calumet Lake.

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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.
Lake Loop - 2.25 km Groomed
Park Loop - 0.80 km Groomed
Forest Loop West - 0.96 km Groomed
Forest Loop East - 0.80 km Groomed
Boundary Road Trails
2022-12-04 12:00 pm · Back to top

On Saturday we were out to the trails for a ski and found the snow not bad and the parking lot nearly full! So today we were out to remove the dead fall on the trail leading to the picnic table, and to roll the 2-track trails. Lots of wet spots but better than we thought. Plenty of folks out enjoying the trails! We're accepting donations to help with the season's expenses. If you prefer an option besides Go Fund Me, just message us through the fb page.

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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.
XC Ski/Snowshoe/Snow Bike/Hike Groomed
Maasto Hiihto
2022-12-04 11:00 am · Back to top

All trails rolled except for Meadow, Vista, Outback, Mud Lake, River, and Sidewinder/Dam hill. We will roll again when more snow arrives.

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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.
Dam Hill Rolled
Meadow Rolled
Mud Lake Rolled
Mud Lake Bypass Rolled
New River Rolled
Outback Rolled
River Rolled
River Bypass Rolled
Sidewinder Rolled
Vista Rolled
Pine Rolled
Quincy Rolled
St. Urho's Rolled
Tomasi Rolled
Swedetown
2022-12-04 10:30 am · Back to top

More snow today, so we rolled trails and hopefully we'll be able to open more trails this week now that hunting season is over and of course with added snow.

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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.
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 - 1.10 km Rolled
Ed's - 2.20 km Rolled
Powderhouse - 4.30 km Not Rolled
Greenstone - 3.00 km Not Rolled
Mama Bear - 3.10 km Not Rolled
Baby Bear - 1.30 km Not Rolled
Papa Bear - 3.00 km Not Rolled
MUT Not Rolled
Michigan Tech
2022-12-03 12:00 pm · Back to top

Accumulations and base depths vary on the trails. With an average base of 1”- 2” with water still showing and rocks just hidden. We are well on our way, and if we continue to see snow fall, and temperatures stay low we will start grooming soon. In the meantime we are rolling and compressing the fresh snow daily on the main trails. We are building our base so we can get the grooming equipment out as soon as possible.

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We ask that our users keep off the Competition Trails and the steeps while we are building our base. Please stick to the Upper Trails, where damage to the base may be minimized. Expect to see grooming equipment on the Trails and please give them the right of way. At present, we are only packing the snow and building the base. We will drop the comb on our rollers when we are confident rocks and uneven terrain will not damage the combs.

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.
Upper - Birch - 1.45 km Not Groomed
Upper - Core - 1.20 km Not Groomed
Upper - Isle Royale - 1.90 km Not Groomed
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 Not Groomed
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 Not Groomed
Lower - Homestead - 0.90 km Not Groomed
Lower - Racers Return - 0.30 km Not Groomed
Lower - Ridge - 2.00 km Not Groomed
Lower - Royalwood - 1.00 km Not Groomed
Lower - Tanglewood - 1.40 km Not Groomed
Nara - Nara - 0.80 km Not Groomed
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
Churning Rapids
2022-11-22 01:00 pm · Back to top

Rolled most trails except the lower half of Thoroughfare and Christensen Rd. Wet areas are freezing up. We will continue grooming when more snow arrives.

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Churning Rapids 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.
Christensen Road Rolled
Diagonal Rolled
Lookout Rolled
Ruby Marsh Rolled
Ruby Marsh West Rolled
Spring Creek Rolled
Sunset Rolled
Thoroughfare Rolled
Chassell
2022-11-20 02:00 pm · Back to top

Depending on the weather, we will start grooming on or after December 1st, once firearm deer season ends.

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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.
Upper - 4.45 km Not Groomed
Lower - 4.80 km Not Groomed
Swedetown Snow Bike
2022-11-20 01:00 pm · Back to top

Loops 1, 2 and 3 are groomed. Expect firm but slippery conditions.

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For further information, please visit the Swedetown Trails website. If you have concerns or questions, please contact info@swedetowntrails.org.
Snow Bike Trails Groomed
Eagle Harbor
2022-11-14 02:00 pm · Back to top

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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 - 1.60 km Not Groomed

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