cross country skiing near a river
  • With Michigan’s rolling terrain and ample amounts of snowfall, cross-country ski trails can be found throughout the state. Many of the state’s pathway systems were created for cross-country skiing, including gentler beginner loops and more challenging trail grades. Many state parks and recreation areas open their trails to skiers and snowshoers in the winter months.

    Most cross-country trails are groomed by volunteer partners, some for classic-style skiing and others for skate-style skiing. The width typically defines the use. 

    Snowshoers and hikers are asked to walk next to the groomed ski tracks. There are also hundreds of miles of non-groomed ski trails found in many state parks and state forests.

  • View Cross-Country Ski Trails

    See parks and trails with cross-country skiing opportunities

  • See list of groomed ski pathways PDF icon

    This list of groomed cross-country ski pathways outlines state forest pathways locations, if they are groomed and if the parking lot is plowed. 

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