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.