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  • World-class trails are in your backyard

    Spring is here – get out and discover all The Trails State has to offer. From hiking and biking to paddling and horseback and ORV riding, Michigan’s trails have something for everyone.

    Explore the abundant outdoor opportunities on trails around the state.

  • A man walks along Island Park trail in Alpena. Photo credit Judy Hart. Alpena Trails Do you prefer to commune with nature, or crush trails? No matter what your preference the trails around the Alpena area provide everything from bird watching and mushroom hunting, to single track and rugged back-country mountain biking. More than 100 miles of groomed trails give you variety and adventure.
  • Trails in Benzie County Benzie County Trails

    Benzie County has miles of hiking paths and biking trails for everyone, beginner to expert. You won't be disappointed with the abundance of choices here, all surrounded by the beautiful outdoors.

  • Person riding a fat tire bicycle on a pathway through the trees Cadillac Trails

    Enjoying a cool trail surrounded by forest and water is abundant in Cadillac, with several foot and bicycle trails like the Mitchell State Park Heritage Trail, Lake Cadillac pathway, Whitepine Rail to Trail and Clam River Greenway close to town, or you can head west 20 minutes to the USFS Mackenzie Trail, Big M or Manistee River Trail, all awesome get-a-ways to nature.

  • River, sign, bridge Coldwater Country Trails

    Home to many recreational opportunities Coldwater Country has an abundance of trails for hiking, biking, as well as kayaking. With more than 100 lakes in Coldwater Country, a water adventure is a must! The Union City Heritage Water Trail celebrates the area's rich river history with 28 markers, vintage photos, and mural under the Park Street Bridge, viewable only by paddling the river.

  • A family rides bikes on a trail in Gaylord Gaylord Trails Experience all that is Northern Michigan by hiking, biking, x-country skiing or snowshoeing one of our scenic trails. The Gaylord area abounds with pathways for outdoor enthusiasts of every skill and age level, and all are free to use with no trail passes required.
  • Trails in Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Trails

    Grand Rapids is home to more than 50 multi-purpose trails crossing all manner of terrain, from woodlands and meadows to urban parks and cityscapes. Hike, bike, ski and snowshoe paved paths or natural surfaces – including some of the Midwest’s best mountain-biking trails – all just minutes from the excitement and amenities of the city center.

  • A trail winds through the pines. Great Lakes Bay Trails

    Hiking, biking, and even birding — get ready to enjoy endless outdoor recreation on some of our favorite Great Lakes Bay Michigan trails this season! Part of Iron Belle Trail — the longest designated state trail in the nation — our Great Lakes Bay Regional Trail is the perfect start to your outdoor adventures in Michigan. 

  • A mountain biker flies by on a trail through the trees Ludington Trails

    Home to Ludington State Park, Ludington’s recreation adventures are waiting for you. Whether you are on a bike or on foot, Ludington’s trails offer cool views of wooded forest areas and spectacular views of water. Better yet, get on the water in a kayak or canoe and enjoy one of the many water trails. Pure Ludington’s trails are waiting for you!

  • A group of people ride their bikes on a trail through the trees near Manistee Manistee Trails

    Often considered some of the best hiking and biking in the State, Manistee County is home to hundreds of miles of trails through the Manistee National Forest and along Lake Michigan shoreline.

  • Two adults and a child bike on a gravel trail near Marquette. Marquette Trails

    Whether you opt for adrenaline-inducing, high-elevation mountain biking, and hiking, or a leisurely stroll along the superior shoreline, there’s a trail for any adventure you’re up for in Marquette County.

  • Trails in Mecosta County Mecosta County Trails

    Come discover one of Michigan’s best kept trails secret on the west central side of the state. Whether you are looking for a place to hike, bike, snowmobile or snowshoe Mecosta County has the trail for you!

  • A pathway through the trees near Newaygo Newaygo Trails Home of the gateway to the to the Huron-Manistee National Forests, hundreds of miles of trails including 90+miles of the North Country National Scenic Trails System are just waiting to be discovered.
  • Two people ride their bikes on a trail near Petoskey. Petoskey Area Trails

    The Petoskey Area hosts a wide variety of trails, from mountain biking to paved routes, to wooden boardwalks and hiking pathways for every level. The scenery throughout the communities of Boyne City, Petoskey, Bay Harbor, Alanson and Harbor Springs makes the walks and rides even more appealing.

  • People walk on a pathway on the grass-covered sand dune. Saugatuck Douglas Trails Ready to burn some calories? Our miles of trails let you choose the length and intensity of your adventure. Explore the gently rolling dunes and shoreline at Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area, wander the sandy forest paths of Saugatuck State Park, or feel the burn with a steep climb up and down Mt. Baldhead.
  • Trails in Sault Ste. Marie Sault Ste. Marie Trails As the heart of the St. Marys River system, Sault Ste. Marie proudly features some of the finest water trails in the Great Lakes state. Launch your kayak or paddleboard and experience Voyageur Island, a groomed island featuring hiking trails, just a short distance from downtown Sault Ste. Marie.
  • Two people riding bicycles on a dirt trail through the trees South Haven Trails

    South Haven and the surrounding area boasts over 48 miles of hiking and biking trails, 91 miles of kayaking and canoeing trails, 770 acres of nature preserves and 11 miles of horseback riding trails. Whether you're looking to go hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling or exploring, our trails and nature preserves provide the perfect setting for your escape.

  • A boy rides his bike on a pathway through the trees near Traverse City. Traverse City Trails

    You can always count on a state park to provide a natural setting for exploring the outdoors. In Traverse City the wooded winding trails are second to none. All the options are close to the urban area, making them perfect for a daytrip into nature. Explore paths of hilly forests, wetlands and meadows by foot or bike.

  • A person on a bike watching the sunset over Lake Superior Western Upper Peninsula Trails

    With miles of trails through scenic and pristine natural areas, the Western U.P. offers some of the best trails in the Eastern United States. Spend a day or a week or a summer.. Treat yourself to views of majestic old growth forests, scenic overlooks, inspirational waterfalls... Relax on a river bank or on the shores of an inland lake...

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