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Trails & Pathways

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  • The Michigan DNR offers hundreds of miles of trails and pathways used primarily for bicycling, hiking and cross country skiing (some also allow horseback riding and snowmobiling). These trails provide a scenic routes through the Michigan countryside, running by rivers and through forests or farm country, connecting small communities and many State Forest Campgrounds.
  • Defining Trails and PathwaysPathways, linear trails, trail camps. . .What the heck are they and what can I do on them? Michigan trails provide a multitude of opportunities for recreation. Some trails are quiet trails for nature walks or cross-country skiing, while others provide the loud rough and tumble extreme sport atmosphere. Find out which trails are right for you and your activities.

Finding a Trail

  • Trail/Pathway SearchLooking for that pathway or trail to ride your bike? Cross Country Ski? Ride your horse? Use this handy trail and pathway search to find a location in an area close to you!
  • Interactive MapUse this interactive map to search by a specific area in Michigan. Just click in the area you are interested in and this map will provide you with information on State Forest Campgrounds, State Parks, Pathways and Trails.
  • The North Country National Scenic TrailThis National Scenic Trail hiking route from North Dakota to New York includes over 1500 miles in Michigan.

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