Nothing is a beautiful as the crisp fresh air of Northern Michigan winters. There’s a pleasant quietness as you watch the snow fall from the trees. Bellaire offers several opportunities to explore this beauty.
Shanty Creek offers both down-hill and nordic skiing, tubing and sled dog rides. Glacial Hills Natural Pathway offers groomed trails for snowshoeing and fat-tire biking. Grass River Natural Area offers nordic skiing, snowshoeing and winter classes.
After a day outside, visit downtown Bellaire for some retail therapy, gourmet meal or some fun at the local pub. Looking for something for the whole family, stop by Bellaire Lanes & Games for bowling, laser tag and full restaurant/bar.
Cross country skiing epitomizes the saying “it’s all about the journey, not the destination.” Enjoy that journey along Michigan’s more than 3,000 miles of cross country ski trails. With each mile you will discover the hush of snow-covered landscapes that set the tone for a contemplative, yet invigorating, winter pastime.
Cross Country Skiing @ Shanty Creek Resorts
Shanty Creek’s northern Michigan beauty is renowned. Few activities showcase the splendor like cross county skiing the 30km of groomed and track set trails. The Nordic Skiing Center at Cedar River Village offers cross county skiing rentals or lessons. Stay at Shanty Creek Resorts this winter and experience some of the finest Michigan cross country skiing available.
If you have your own nordic ski equipment, cross country skiing trail heads can be found at all three of Shanty Creek’s resort villages.
Shanty Creek Resorts offer a variety of lodging packages to fit your needs while enjoying cross country skiing in Michigan.
Cross Country Skiing Trail Map
Choose from over 30km of beautiful Michigan cross country skiing trails.
Cross Country Skiing @ Grass River Natural Area:
Cross-country skiing @ Glacial Hills Pathway & Natural Area
Glacial Hills offers backcountry skiing on both groomed and non-groomed trail. Cross country skiing is encouraged on the groomed trail loop that is also used for fat biking.