Cross-Country skiing opportunities abound within a short drive of your hotel room. Cross-country skiing can be found along the:
Lost Twin Lakes Trail
This trail is located 7 miles south of Houghton Lake on Reserve Rd (County Road 400). This 5K loop is an excellent wilderness experience. This trail features some elevation changes through beautiful primitive forest conditions.
In the area around Marl Lake (South Higgins Lake State Park) there are three loop trails: Green Trail - 2 miles of trail, Red Trail - 3.5 mile loop much of it on the edge of the lake, Blue Trail - 5.5 mile loop with ½ of it along the edge of the lake. The terrain is fairly flat and goes around one end of Marl Lake with scenic views of the lake.
West Higgins Lake Cross-Country Ski Trail
Higgins Lake, 3 Mile Trail.
Offers a nice groomed track with all skill levels, featuring gently rolling hills and flat areas as well.
North Higgins Lake State Park
Groomed trails range from 1.5 to 6.5 miles along rolling terrain through beautiful pine forests perfect for the experienced and novice skier.
Download North Higgins Lake State Park Trails Map pdf 38 kb
Cross Country Ski Headquarters
9435 N Cut Rd (Cty Rd 100) Roscommon, MI 48653Phone: (800) 832-2663
This charming Nordic Skiing / Snowshoeing center includes 18 km of trails, has facilities for night skiing, a cozy lodge with food and hot beverages available. There is a complete store with sale or rental of cross county and snow shoeing equipment, clothing and accessories. Cross-Country Ski Headquarters has snowmaking equipment and frequently groomed trails.
Hanson Hills Winter Sports Park
7601 Old Lake Rd. Grayling, MI 49738Phone: (888) 876-2196
A complete 1000 acres winter/summer sports park featuring a terrain park, 11 downhill skiing runs, 35km cross-country skiing, ice skating, tubing, indoor skate park with 6 ft roller, quarter pipes, grind rails, fun boxes and more.