Outdoor Adventure & Recreation

Immerse yourself in the U.P.

Hiking | Biking | ATV & Equestrian Trails

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Outdoors. It’s what the U.P. is renowned for. What we have an abundance of. What locals and visitors can’t spend enough time in. So while there are indoor fun and inspiration in the U.P. (definitely take time to experience it), this is not a place for couch sitting and seeing our world from your window.

Get outside. Out of your vehicle. Up close to our abundant, diverse, ever-changing natural surroundings. Feel the cool spray of roaring waterfalls. The warmth of soft sand beneath your bare feet. Hear the high-pitched whistling of bald eagles soaring overhead. The deafening crash of waves against ancient rocks. Watch

 

the sky shimmer in dazzling neon green and orange on Northern Lights nights. Breathe in the spicy scent of cedars. The mossy, earthy forest floor. Taste the nutty richness of wild morels and the sweet/tart flavor of deep red thimbleberries. Our outdoors will magnify your senses.

 

Hiking: Your closest encounter with nature

Lace up your walking shoes or hiking boots. There is no better way to immerse yourself in the wonders of the U.P. outdoors than on foot.

Two of Michigan’s longest hiking trails are the:

Iron Belle which stretches more than 2,000 miles from the western tip of the U.P. to Belle Isle in Detroit. It uses many existing trails including more than 1,000 miles of the 4,600-mile North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST), the longest federally designated hiking trail in the nation. Nearly half of the NCNST’s 1,000 Michigan miles go across the U.P. Two must-see sections of the trail are:

Straits State Park in St. Ignace where you can view the engineering wonder, the Mackinac Bridge, the fifth longest suspension bridge in the world, as well as the Father Marquette National Memorial. Continue from the park into Michigan’s second oldest city, St. Ignace, and follow the boardwalk along the Lake Huron shoreline. Hikers can continue through seventy miles of the Hiawatha National Forest to ancient sand dunes and along the Niagara Escarpment.

Another stretch of the NCNST topping most day hikers’ and backpackers’ lists is the Pictured Rocks Lakeshore Trail. The trail’s 42.4 miles between Grand Marais and Munising take you past lighthouses, waterfalls, towering sandstone cliffs, perched dunes and Twelvemile Beach.

Other popular U.P. trails include:

Bike Country: from leisurely coasting to grueling climbs.

Whatever your biking style, the U.P. has the scenic byways, the varied terrain and thrilling races to create hours of outdoor adventures for you, your family and friends. Pedal casually along the shores of three Great Lakes and down wooded trails. Ride to thundering waterfalls or out to glistening lighthouses. Our accolades include the League of American Bicyclists naming Houghton and Marquette in their list of top Bicycle Friendly Communities in the nation.

Love extreme rides? So do we. Here you can face the merciless challenges that our epicenters of mountain biking, Keweenaw Peninsula, Marquette and the Porcupine Mountains, deliver. The Copper Harbor Mountain Bike Trails are designated a Silver Level Ride Center by the International Mountain Bicycling Association ― one of 10 trails in the world to earn this coveted ranking!

In addition to the trails shown on the map below, there are thousands of miles of logging roads, abandoned railroad grades, state and national forest trails, single tracks, off-season cross country ski trails and low-traffic highways that welcome lone riders to tour groups. Choose your route, there are more miles to explore after today’s ride.

Some of our favorite places to ride:

Iron Belle, the U.P.’s longest biking trail, traverses from Ironwood to the west to St. Ignace to the east. Separate from the hiking trail, this route uses many of the U.P.’s existing bike paths, bike lanes and signed, designated biking routes as it follows the southern edge of the Upper Peninsula. Enjoy pristine forests, beautiful views of Lake Michigan and stops in towns along U.S 2.

Mackinac Island may not have cars, but it has bicycles (the island licenses 85,000 bikes each year, mostly for visitors). Bring your own bike across on the ferry or rent when you arrive. The scenic 8.2-mile trail around the island takes one to three hours to complete depending on how often you stop to shop, explore the historic sites or be awestruck by the coastal vistas.

Fayette Historic State Park trail offers five miles of scenic hardwood forests, white dolomite bluffs overlooking Snail Shell Harbor and a restored, historic townsite that once manufactured charcoal pig iron. The 17-mile bike ride out to the park on CR-183 (south of U.S. 2) is a great way to see the Garden Peninsula

 

and the galleries and restaurants that hug the Big Bay de Noc.

Marquette Trails offer a family-friendly ride on the Presque Isle Loop to a Bronze Level IMBA Ride Center on the RAMBA trail.

 

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Au Train Lake Campground & Recreational Area - Hiawatha National Forest

Campground Rd
Au Train, MI 49806

Phone: (906) 387-2512
Website

From the intersection of County Highway 3 and M-28 in Au Train drive south 4.2 miles on County Highway 3 to FR 2276. Tur
Tyoga Pathway

Au Train, MI 49806

Phone: (906) 346-9201
Website

12 miles NW of Au Trail via M28 & Campground Rd. 1.4 miles - Hike & Bike
Baraga State Park/Nature Trail

1300 US Highway 41 S
Baraga, MI 49908

Phone: (906) 353-6558
Website

Situated a quarter mile south of Baraga along US-41 and overlooks scenic Keweenaw Bay of Lake Superior. Camping is avail
Munuscong River State Forest Campground

Sterling Rd
Barbeau, MI 49710

Phone: (906) 635-5281
Website

Campground - Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 50 sites for tent and small trailer us
Black River Harbor Scenic Parkway & Campground/Trails - Ottawa National Forest

County Road 513
Bessemer, MI 49911

Phone: (906) 932-1330
Website

From Ironwood, Mi take US2 east to GCR 513 (Black River Scenic Byway) and turn left. Travel 15 miles to the Campground a
Big Bay Pathway

Dump Rd
Big Bay, MI 49808

Phone: (888) 578-6489
Website

28 miles north of Marquette. Take Co Road 550 (Big Bay Road) north for about 25 miles to to the village of Big Bay, turn

101 Bensinger
Big Bay, MI 49808

Phone: (906) 345-9345

Big Bay, From Marquette take CR 550 approximately 23miles to CR 510 (about 2.5 miles before Big Bay), turn left (south)
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Little Brevort Lake N State Forest Campground/Switchback Ridge Pathway

Worth Rd
Brevort, MI 49760

Phone: (906) 635-5281
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 20 sites for tent and small trailer use, some of wh
Little Brevort Lake S State Forest Campgrounds/Switchback Ridge Pathway

Brevort, MI 49760

Phone: (906) 635-5281
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 12 sites for tent and small trailer use, 4 of which
Brimley State Park

9200 W 6 Mile Rd
Brimley, MI 49715

Phone: (906) 248-3422
Website

Brimley State Park provides recreational opportunities along the beautiful shore of Lake Superior's Whitefish Bay. O
Monocle Lake - Hiawatha National Forest/Interpretive Trail

Forest Route 3699
Brimley, MI 49715

Phone: (906) 428-5800
Website

From the intersection of M-28 and I-75 drive 15.6 miles west on M-28 to Ranger Road (FH-87). Turn right (north) and driv
Swedetown Trails

Swedetown Rd
Calumet, MI 49913

Phone: (906) 337-1170
Website

The Swedetown cross country ski trails offer more than 30 km of groomed ski and snowshoe trails. With an average snowfal
Cedar River North State Forest Campground/Pathway

River Rd
Cedar River, MI 49887

Phone: (906) 786-2354
Website

8 miles N of Cedar River (town) via M-35 & Co Rd 551 This rustic campground is nestled among a forest of mixed ha
J W Wells State Park/Cedar River Trail

N7670 State Highway M35
Cedar River, MI 49887

Phone: (906) 863-9747
Website

Located on Green Bay about 30 miles south of Escanaba. Its 678 acres include a three-mile shoreline with beautiful sandy
Craig Lake State Park/Trails

851 County Road Ake
Champion, MI 49814

Phone: (906) 339-4461
Website

Craig Lake State Park is the most remote state park in the system. It spans more than 6,900 acres in Baraga County. Crai
Van Riper State Park/Trails

851 County Road Ake
Champion, MI 49814

Phone: (906) 339-4461
Website

Contains one-half mile of frontage on Lake Michigamme with a fine sandy beach. There is also one and one-half miles of f
Copper Harbor Trails Club

Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Copper Harbor Trail System

brockway dr
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Phone: (906) 289-4303
Website

Enjoy the romance and wilderness experience of the Northwoods when skiing Copper Harbor's Pathway. The 9km miles of
Estivant Pines Nature Sanctuary

Manganese Rd
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

From Lake Manganese head down the dirt road for about 1.2 miles, there are signs to follow. There will be a swampy area
Fort Wilkins State Historic Park/Foot Trail

15223 US Highway 41
Copper Harbor, MI 49918

Phone: (906) 289-4215
Website

Built in 1844 on the rugged shore of Lake Superior, Fort Wilkins is a well-preserved example of mid-19th century army li
Bewabic State Park/Nature Trail

720 Idlewild Rd
Crystal Falls, MI 49920

Phone: (906) 875-3324
(800) 447-2757
Website

Fortune Lake, 4 miles west on US-2 A 137-site campground is situated in a shady, wooded site. Most of the sites have
Deer Lake State Forest Campground

Deer Lake Rd
Crystal Falls, MI 49920

Phone: (906) 875-6622
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 12 sites for tent and small trailer use located on
Glidden Lake Footpaths

Crystal Falls, MI 49920

Glidden Lake State Forest Campground/Lake Mary Plains Trail

Lake Mary Rd
Crystal Falls, MI 49920

Phone: (906) 875-6622
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 23 sites for tent or small trailer use located on G
De Tour State Forest Campground

State Highway M134
De Tour Village, MI 49725

Phone: (906) 635-5281
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 21 sites for tent and small trailer use, 3 of which
Drummond Island Township Park

Channel Rd
Drummond Island, MI 49726

Phone: (906) 493-5245
(833) 817-7851
E-Mail Address: drummondislandtourism@alphacomm.net
Website

The Heritage Trail, located at the Township Park is a hiking and snowshoe trail. It provides a unique experience for; bi
Rainbow Trail

Drummond Island, MI 49726

Phone: (833) 817-7851
Website

1 Trail - 8 KM
Turtle Ridge ORV Park

33494 S Maxton Rd
Drummond Island, MI 49726

Drummond Island, MI 49726

Phone: (906) 493-5245
(833) 817-7851
Website

“What makes Drummond Island the ORV paradise of Michigan? Is it the miles of routes and trails resting beneath the
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Escanaba Pathways

Escanaba, MI 49829

Phone: (906) 786-2192

Located within the city limits, yet feels like it is set deep inside the wilderness. The peaceful cedar ridges and hardw
Genes Pond State Forest Campground/Pathway

County Road 422
Felch, MI 49831

Phone: (906) 875-6622
Website

5 mi SW of Ralph Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 14 sites for tent or small traile
Forest Lake State Forest Campground

Campground Rd
Forest Lake, MI 49862

Phone: (906) 346-9201
Website

4 mi SE of Chatham Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 23 sites for tent and small tra
Wolf Track Nature Trail

1700 CR 424
Gaastra, MI 49927

Fayette Historic Townsite & State Park/Foot Trail

13700 13.25 Ln
Garden, MI 49835

Phone: (906) 373-1668
(906) 644-2603
Website

Once a bustling industrial community that manufactured charcoal pig iron from 1867 to 1891, Fayette offers visitors the
Portage Bay State Forest Campground/Ninga Aki Pathway

Portage Bay Rd
Garden, MI 49835

Phone: (906) 452-6227
(906) 786-2354
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 23 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic cam
Days River Natural Area

Gladstone, MI 49837

Phone: (906) 786-2351
Website

2 miles N of Kipling on Old US-2 .75 miles - Hike, Bike, Interpretive Trail
Days River Pathway

Gladstone, MI 49837

Phone: (906) 786-2354
Website

Located off U.S. 2 on Days River Road (approximately 3 miles south of Rapid River), this route offers several loops with
Hiawatha National Forest

820 Rains Dr
Gladstone, MI 49837

Milakokia Lake State Forest Campground

Pike Lake Grade
Gould City, MI 49838

Phone: (906) 635-5281
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 35 sites for tent and small trailer use, some of wh
Grand Island National Recreation Area

Grand Island, MI 49862

Phone: (906) 387-3700
Website

Additional Link: http://www.grandislandmi.com/ Biking: The island provides over 40 miles of rugged dirt/sand trails a
Anderson Lake West State Forest Campground/Pathway

County Road 557
Gwinn, MI 49841

Phone: (906) 346-9201
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. There are 19 sites for tent and small trailer use,
Bass Lake State Forest Campground - Gwinn

Gwinn, MI 49841

Phone: (906) 346-9201

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 22 sites for tent and small trailer use, 10 of whic
Pike Lake State Forest Campground - Gwinn

Crooked Lake Rd
Gwinn, MI 49841

Phone: (906) 346-9201
Website

Campground is closed. Area is available for day use - fishing, hiking, boat launch, orv use. Boat Launch: 5 mi W o
Churning Rapids

Hancock, MI 49930

FJ Mclain State Park/Hiking & Ski Trail

18350 State Highway M203
Hancock, MI 49930

Phone: (906) 482-0278
Website

Situated in the heart of the Keweenaw Peninsula on beautiful Lake Superior and is centrally located between the cities o
Jack Stevens Rail-Trail

Hancock, MI 49930

St Martin's Trail/Search Bay Back Country Trail

Search Bay Rd
Hessel, MI 49754

Phone: (906) 643-7900
Website

From Hessel drive 5 miles west on M-134 to Search Bay Road (FR 3436). Turn left (south) on FR 3436 and drive about 0.3 m
Bill Nicholls Rail-Trail

Houghton, MI 49931

Phone: (800) 338-7982
Website

Stretching from Mass City to Houghton, crosses through the park parallel to M-26. 55 miles - Biking, Cross Country Sk
Copper Country Trail

902 College Ave
Houghton, MI 49931

Michigan Tech/Nara Trails/Nature Park

US Highway 41 S
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone: (906) 482-1700
Website

The Nara Nature Park is a 100 acre nature park donated to the City of Houghton by Bob and Ruth Nara. The park is located
Carney Lake State Forest Campground

Carney Lake Rd
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Phone: (906) 875-6622
Website

6 mi E of Merriman Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 16 sites for tents to large tra
Iron Mountain City Park/Trail

W A St
Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Phone: (800) 236-2447

4 loops totaling 3.5 km. Easy to difficult paths. Groomed cross-county skiing, Hiking, Biking.
Merriman East Pathway

Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Phone: (906) 875-6622
Website

13 miles NE of Iron Mountain via M-95 & Merriman Rd 9.5 miles - Hike, Ski, Bike
Lake Ottawa Recreation Area/Ge-Che Ski Trail - Ottawa National Forest

Lake Ottawa Rd
Iron River, MI 49935

Phone: (906) 265-5139
(906) 932-1330
Website

From Iron River, Mi., Go 1/2 mile west on US 2, Turn South on M73 and go approx 3/4 a mile and turn west on Lake Ottawa
Pentoga Park - Indian Burial Grounds- Brule River Trail

Iron River, MI 49935

Phone: (906) 265-3979

Boat Launch: 6 mi W of Alpha A hard-surface ramp with sufficient water depth and lake or impoundmen
Stateline Trail - Iron River

Iron River, MI 49935

The Bike Shop - Iron River

216 Cherry St
Iron River, MI 49935

159 Young's Lane
Iron River, MI 49935

Pines & Mines Mountain Bike System

Ironwood, MI 49938

Stateline Trail - Ironwood

Ironwood, MI 49938

Wolverine Ski Trails

5851 Sunset Rd
Ironwood, MI 49938

Phone: (906) 932-0347
E-Mail Address: wolverinenordic@gmail.com
Website

WOLVERINE NORDIC SKI CLUB volunteers maintain and groom the trail system which consists of 8 trails that provide 25 kilo
Al Quaal Recreation Area

501 Poplar St
Ishpeming, MI 49849

Phone: (906) 486-6181
(888) 578-6489

Head northeast of US-41 toward N. Marigold St. - 2.7 mi. Turn left at N. 2nd St. - .5 mi.  Turn right at Poplar St
Blueberry Ridge Pathway

Co Rds 480 & 553
Ishpeming, MI 49849

Phone: (888) 578-6489
(906) 485-1031
Website

6 miles S of Marquette via Co Rd 553 & Co Rd 480. Parking on east side of Co Rd 553 12 miles, groomed ski, hike,
Danny's Trail

Ishpeming, MI 49849

Heritage Hills Horseback Riding

996 Wabash
Ishpeming, MI 49849

Norm's Hill Street Trails

Ishpeming, MI 49849

Sparrow Rapids - Ottawa National Forest/Davidson Lakes Hunter Trail

Kenton, MI 49967

Phone: (906) 852-3500
Website

From Kenton take FH 16 for 1/4 a mile to FSR 1100. Take FSR 1100 to the Northwest for three miles to the campground. Sp
Alligator Eye

State Highway M64
Lake Gogebic (S), MI 49947

Phone: (906) 932-1330

The face of this rock looks like the alligator's eye, giving the hill its name. Part of the Ottawa National Forest. On M
Lake Gogebic State Park/Forest Trail

N9995 State Highway M64
Lake Gogebic (S), MI 49947

Phone: (906) 842-3341
Website

Located on the edge of an extensive upland area set in the heart of the Ottawa National Forest, Lake Gogebic State Park
Little Lake State Forest Campground

State Highway M35
Little Lake, MI 49833

Phone: (906) 346-9201
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 26 sites for tent and small trailer use, 6 of these
Cindy's Riding Stables

Market St
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Jack's Livery & Riding Stable

Mahoney Ave
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

7165 Main St
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Phone: (906) 847-3328
(231) 436-4100
E-Mail Address: mackinacparks@michigan.gov
Website

A landscape characterized by high limestone bluffs, beautiful vistas of sparkling water, vibrant forests, and mystical g
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Ryba's Bicycle Rental

7463 Main St
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Streetside Bike Rental

Main St
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Ashford Lake Pathway

Manistique, MI 49854

Phone: (906) 341-5010

9 miles - Hike
Camp 7 Lake - Hiawatha National Forest/Van Winkle Lake Trail

Route 442
Manistique, MI 49854

Phone: (906) 786-4062
Website

From the Intersection of US-2 and Forest Highway 13 (about 14 miles east of Rapid River), drive north 8.4 miles on Highw
Colwell Lake - Hiawatha National Forest/Trail

Clear Lake Rd
Manistique, MI 49854

Phone: (906) 786-4062
Website

From Manistique drive north 25 miles on M-94 to FR 2246. Turn right (east) and drive 0.5 miles to the campground road.
Indian Lake State Park/Trails

89790 W County Road 442
Manistique, MI 49854

Phone: (906) 341-2355
Website

Located on Indian Lake, the fourth largest inland lake in the Upper Peninsula with an area of 8,400 acres. It is six mil
Pine Martin Run

Manistique, MI 49854

City of Marquette Trails

Marquette, MI 49855

Little Presque Isle Tract/Harlow Lake Trail

County Road 550
Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: (906) 228-6561
Website

5 miles North of Marquette Co Road 550, trail is on west side of road. Enjoy the seclusion and quiet of a log cabin
Marquette City Fit Strip

W Ridge St
Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: (906) 228-0460

Groomed regularly for skating and diagonal stride. New loop groomed for diagonal only. 3 loops: 1 KM beginner, 1.5 KM in
Marquette Mountain Bike Park

4501 County Road 553
Marquette, MI 49855

Noquemanon Trail Network

Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: (888) 578-6489
(906) 235-6861
E-Mail Address: noquenetwork@gmail.com
Website

The Noquemanon Trail is a 45k trail system with multiple trailheads. * Easy to difficult * Forestville is our primar
Presque Isle Park/Trails

Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: (906) 228-0460
Website

In Marquette, drive north on Fourth Street (changes into Presque Isle Ave.) to Hawley Street. Turn right (east) and cont
Courtney Lake/Old Grade Ski Trail - Ottawa National Forest

Forest Route 1960
Mass City, MI 49948

Phone: (906) 884-6577
(906) 932-1330
Website

From Ontonagon, Mi., travel east on M-38 for approximately 21 miles to FR 1960. Turn right (South) onto FR 1960 and trav
Bass Lake State Forest Campground - McMillan

County Road 455
McMillan, MI 49853

Phone: (906) 293-3293

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 18 sites for tent and small trailer use located on
Cusino Lake State Forest Campground

County Road 450
Melstrand, MI 49884

Phone: (906) 452-6227
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 6 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic camp
Kingston Lake State Forest Campground/Fox River Pathway

Highway 58
Melstrand, MI 49884

Phone: (906) 452-6227
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 16 sites, some of which can accommodate 40-ft vehic
North Gemini Lake State Forest Campground

County Road 450
Melstrand, MI 49884

Phone: (906) 452-6227
Website

6 mi E of Melstrand Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 17 sites for tent and small tr
Ross Lake State Forest Campground

County Road 450
Melstrand, MI 49884

Phone: (906) 452-6227
Website

7 mi E of Melstrand Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 10 sites for tent and small tr
South Gemini Lake State Forest Campground/Pathway

County Road 450
Melstrand, MI 49884

Phone: (906) 452-6227
Website

5 mi E of Melstrand Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 8 sites for tent and small tra
Bay Furnace - Hiawatha National Forest

State Highway M28
Munising, MI 49862

Website

From the village of Christmas about 5 miles west of Munising on M-28 drive west 0.3 mile on M-28 to the campground road.
McKeever Hills Trail

Munising, MI 49862

Phone: (906) 387-3700
Website

From the intersection of M-28 and Forest Highway 13 just east of Munising drive south 12 miles on FH 13 to the parking a
Munising Bay Trail Network

Munising, MI 49862

E-Mail Address: info@mbtn.org
Website

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

N8391 Sand Point Rd
Munising, MI 49862

Phone: (906) 387-3700
(906) 387-2607
Website

Pictured Rocks Lakeshore extends for 40 miles along the Lake Superior shoreline of the Upper Peninsula. Over 73,000 acre
Valley Spur Trails

E8017 State Highway M94
Munising, MI 49862

Phone: (906) 387-4918
E-Mail Address: info@valleyspur.org
Website

Located on M-94 approximately 3 miles south of Munising in the Hiawatha National Forest. 12 trails - 27
Wagner Falls Scenic Site

Tunteri Rd
Munising, MI 49862

Phone: (906) 341-2355
Website

M-28, (2 Miles East of Munising) to M 94 West 1/4 mile.This scenic waterfall is nestled amongst virgin pine and hemlock
Big Knob State Forest Campground/Pathway

Big Knob Rd
Naubinway, MI 49762

Phone: (906) 635-5281
Website

12 miles SW of Naubinway via US-2 & Big Knob Rd Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservatio
Black River State Forest Campground/Peters Creek Pathway

Black River Rd
Naubinway, MI 49762

Phone: (906) 635-5281
Website

7 miles NE of Naubinway via US-2 and Black River Road. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reserva
Hog Island Point State Forest Campground

US Highway 2
Naubinway, MI 49762

Phone: (906) 635-5281
Website

Location: 7 miles East of Naubinway via US-2. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 50
Blind Sucker River #1 State Forest Campground/Pathway

County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

34 miles NW of Newberry. North on M-123, west on Co Rd 407. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No r
Blind Sucker River #2 State Forest Campground/Pathway

County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

34 miles NW of Newberry. North on M-123, west on Co Rd 407. Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No r
Bodi Lake State Forest Campground/Pathway

County Road 437
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

32 miles NE of Newberry via M-123 & Co Rds 500 & 437 Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No
Culhane Lake State Forest Campground

County Road 500
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 22 sites for tent and small trailer use located on
Headquarters Lake State Forest

Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

Campground is closed, but area is available for day use for canoeing, hiking, fishing & ORVS
High Bridge State Forest Campground

County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 7 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on
Holland Lake State Forest Campground

County Road 416
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 15 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic cam
Lake Superior State Forest Camprground

County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 18 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic cam
Mouth Of The Two Hearted River State Campground

County Road 423
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 39 sites for tent and small trailer use. Located on
Muskallonge Lake State Park/Hiking Trail

30042 County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 658-3338
Website

Located 28 miles northwest of Newberry in Luce County. The 217-acre park is situated between the shores of Lake Superior
Natalie State Forest Campground/Canada Lake Pathway

County Road 434
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
(906) 293-5900
Website

5.5 miles SE of Newberry via M-123, M-28 & Co Rd 403 Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reser
Perch Lake State Forest Campground

County Road 407
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 35 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic cam
Pretty Lake State Forest Campground

Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 18 sites located in a complex of small lakes offeri
Reed & Green Bridge State Forest Campground

County Road 410
Newberry, MI 49868

Phone: (906) 293-3293
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 4 sites for tent and small trailer use along the T

US Highway 8
Norway, MI 49870

Phone: (906) 774-2945
E-Mail Address: fumeelakes@gmail.com
Website

Fumee Lake Natural Area is an over 1800 acres natural wildlife area. The Fumee Lake Natural Area has a number of unique
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Menominee River State Recreation Area (Piers Gorge Unit & Quiver Unit)

US Highway 8
Norway, MI 49870

Phone: (906) 875-3324
(517) 284-7275
Website

The Menominee River State Recreation Area encompasses nearly 10,000 acres of public land along a 17 mile stretch of unde
Piers Gorge State Park

US Highway 8
Norway, MI 49870

Phone: (800) 236-2447
E-Mail Address: ironmtinfo@gmail.com
Website

Piers Gorge is the most challenging section of whitewater in the Midwest. The Menominee River plummets down a 10 foot wa
Strawberry Lake Recreational Area

Main St
Norway, MI 49870

Phone: (800) 236-2447

4 blocks North on Main St from US-2 traffic light. Hiking, Biking & Cross Country Ski Trails
Bob Lake/Beaver Lodge Interpretive Trail - Ottawa National Forest

Forest Route 1478
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 884-2411
(906) 932-1330
Website

Bob Lake Campground located in Houghton County is 18 miles southeast of Ontonagon, Mi., in the Ontonagon Ranger District
Ottawa National Forest

Ontonagon, MI 49953

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park/Trails

33303 Headquarters Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Website

On the shores of Lake Superior, Porcupine Mountains contain the Midwest's largest remaining stand of old growth timb
Paradise Pathway

Paradise, MI 49768

Phone: (906) 293-5131

0.5 west of Paradise on M123 5.2 miles - Groomed ski, Hike
Tahquamenon Falls State Park/Trails

41382 W State Highway M123
Paradise, MI 49768

Phone: (906) 492-3415
Website

Located near Paradise, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, is the second largest state park in Michigan. Tahquamenon Fall Stat
Wildridge Riding Stables

36618 Lost Lake Rd
Paradise, MI 49768

Bond Falls Scenic Site

Bond Falls Rd
Paulding, MI 49953

Phone: (906) 353-6558
Website

From US 2, to US 45 N. to Paulding turn right on Bond Falls Rd., 4 miles E. follow signs. Middle branch of Ontonagon
Waboose Trail

Raco, MI

Website

From the intersection of M-28 and I-75 drive 15.6 miles west on M-28 to Ranger Road (FH 87). Turn right (north) and driv
Haymeadow Creek - Hiawatha National Forest/Falls Trail

Rapid River, MI 49878

Website

From Rapid River drive 1.6 miles east on US-2 to County Road 509, turn left (east) on Co. Road 509 and drive north 9.4 m
Little Bay De Noc - Hiawatha National Forest/Bayshore & White Pine Trails

Forest Route 2013
Rapid River, MI 49878

Phone: (906) 428-5800
Website

From Rapid River drive 2.4 miles east on US-2 to County Road 513. Turn right (southwest) on CR 513 and drive 5.5 miles t
Rapid River National Cross Country Ski Trail

Rapid River, MI 49878

Website

From the intersection of US-2 and US 41 in Rapid River drive 6 miles north on US 41 to the trailhead which will be on th
Rapid River Trails

Rapid River, MI 49878

Algonquin Pathway

W 16th Ave
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Phone: (800) 647-2858
(906) 635-5281
Website

Take I-75 to 3 Mile Rd, 20th St W, & 16th Ave W 9.3 miles - hike, ski, bike, 2 miles lighted.
Pine Bowl Pathway

Wilson Rd
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Phone: (906) 635-5281
Website

Pine Bowl is 19 miles SW of Sault Ste Marie. Take I-75 to the Kinross/Tone Road exit; east on Tone Road, then South on
Soldier Lake - Hiawatha National Forest

State Highway M28
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783

Website

From the intersection of M-28 and I-75 drive west on M-28 22.4 miles to FR 3138. Turn left (south) on FR 3138 and drive
East Branch Fox River State Forest Campground

State Highway M77
Seney, MI 49883

Phone: (906) 452-6227
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 19 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic cam
Fox River State Forest Campground/Pathway

County Road 450
Seney, MI 49883

Phone: (906) 452-6227
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 7 sites for tent and small trailer use. Rustic camp
Seney National Wildlife Refuge

1674 Refuge Entrance Rd
Seney, MI 49836

Phone: (906) 586-9851
E-Mail Address: seney@fws.gov
Website

Seney National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to watch wildlife, get out into nature and go exploring. Winter, spring,
Coalwood Trail

Shingleton, MI 49884

Haywire Trail

Shingleton, MI 49884

Bergland To Sidnaw Trail

Sidnaw, MI 49961

Lake Ste Kathryn - Ottawa National Forest/Deer Marsh Trail

County Highway D163
Sidnaw, MI 49961

Phone: (906) 852-3500
(906) 932-1330
Website

Lake Ste Kathryn Campground is located in Iron County 11 miles southeast of the town of Sidnaw, Mi., on the Kenton Range
Sturgeon River - Ottawa National Forest

Sidnaw, MI 49961

Phone: (906) 852-3500
Website

From Sidnaw go East on M28 1/4 mile and turn left onto FSR 2200 there are several locations you enter into the Wildernes
Petes Lake - Hiawatha National Forest

Forest Route 2173
Steuben, MI 49854

Phone: (906) 786-4062
Website

From the intersection of M-28 and Forest Highway 13 just east of Munising drive south 10.4 miles to FR 2173. Turn left (
Van Winkle Nature Trail

Steuben, MI 49884

Brevoort Lake/Ridge Trail & Sand Dunes Trail - Hiawatha National Forest

Route 3108
St Ignace, MI 49781

Website

From the intersection of US 2 and Brevoort Camp Road about 17 miles west of St. Ignace turn north on Brevoort Camp Road
Carp River - Hiawatha National Forest

Mackinac Trail
St Ignace, MI 49781

Phone: (906) 786-4062
Website

From the intersection of US-2 and I-75 drive north on I-75 to exit 352 (County Road 123). Turn right (east) one block on
Father Marquette National Memorial

720 Church St
St Ignace, MI 49781

Phone: (906) 643-8620
Website

On a rise overlooking the Straits of Mackinac on 53 acres, the Father Marquette National Memorial tells the story of the
North Country Trail - Mackinac

St Ignace, MI 49781

Phone: (616) 897-5987
(866) 445-3628
E-Mail Address: hq@northcountrytrail.org
Website

83 miles - Hiking and Snowshoe Trails
Railroad Grade - St Ignace

St Ignace, MI 49781

Straits State Park/Main Trail

720 Church St
St Ignace, MI 49781

Phone: (906) 643-8620
Website

Located on Church Street, in the City of St. Ignace, south of US-2. Within the park is a picnic area and an observation
Three Lakes - Hiawatha National Forest/Walker Lake Trail

Forest Route 3142
Strongs, MI 49790

Phone: (906) 428-5800
Website

From the intersection of I-75 and M-28 drive west on M-28 27.2 miles to Strong Road. Turn left (south) on Strong's R
Laughing Whitefish Falls Scenic Site

Dorsey Rd
Sundell, MI 49822

Phone: (906) 341-2355
Website

2.8 miles north off M-94 at Sundell in Alger County (not far from Marquette) Laughing Whitefish Falls is one of the Upp
Indian Lake Pathway

Thompson, MI 49854

Phone: (906) 452-6227
Website

9 miles NW of Thompson via M149 8.5 miles - Hike, Ski, Bike
Twin Lakes State Park/Nature Trail

6204 E Poyhonen Rd
Toivola, MI 49965

Phone: (906) 288-3321
Website

Situated in Michigan's Copper Country located in Houghton County, 15 miles northeast of Mass City and 26 miles south
Agate Falls Scenic Site

State Highway M28
Trout Creek, MI 49947

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Website

Off of Hwy 28 between Bruce Crossing and Trout Creek. 7 miles SE of Bruce Crossing at roadside park. Access:  Uni
Sylvania Wilderness and Recreation Area - Ottawa National Forest

Watersmeet, MI 49969

Website

From Watersmeet, Mi go west on US2 for 3.5 Miles and turn left on GCR 535 and travel approximately 3 miles to Entrance S
Watersmeet Visitors Center - Ottawa National Forest/Agonikak Loop Trail

Watersmeet, MI 49969

Phone: (906) 932-1330

Located at the intersections of US45 and US2 in Watersmeet Michigan.  Visitor Center Interpretive Trail is a short
Bruno's Run Trail

FFH 13
Wetmore, MI 49895

Phone: (906) 387-3700
Website

12K marked trails for novice to intermediate skier.  11 miles south of Munising on FFH 13.  Cross Country Sk
Island Lake - Hiawatha National Forest

Forest Route 2557
Wetmore, MI 49895

Phone: (906) 428-5800
Website

From the intersection of M-28 and Forest Highway 13 just east of Munising drive south 8.8 miles to FR 2268. Turn right (
Widewaters - Hiawatha National Forest

Forest Route 2262
Wetmore, MI 49895

Phone: (906) 428-5800
Website

From the intersection of M-28 and Forest Highway 13 just east of Munising drive south 11. 9 miles to FR2262. Turn right
Whitefish Point Road

Whitefish Point, MI 49768

Squaw Lake State Forest Campground

Squaw Lake Rd
Witch Lake, MI 49879

Phone: (906) 346-9201
Website

Sites available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations. 15 sites for tent and small trailer use, 3 of which
ATV Trails in Alger County

Phone: (906) 387-2138
Website

200+ miles designated miles of trails ATV map available Links: Marquette-Manistique Trail & Route North
ATV Trails in Baraga County

Phone: (906) 524-7444
Website

28 miles designated miles of trails ATV map available Links: Baraga Plains Trail
ATV Trails in Chippewa County

Phone: (800) 647-2858
Website

65 miles designated miles of trails ATV map available Links: Drummond Island Trail Cranberry Lake Trail F
ATV Trails in Delta County

Phone: (906) 786-2354
Website

44 miles designated miles of trails plus forest roads ATV map available Links: Moss Lake Motorcycle Trail Fo
ATV Trails in Dickinson County

Phone: (800) 236-2447
Website

83+ miles designated miles of trails ATV map available Links: Norway Trail
ATV Trails in Gogebic County

Phone: (800) 522-5657
Website

90 miles designated miles of trails plus forest roads ATV map available Links: Iron River-Marenisco East Route
ATV Trails in Houghton County

Phone: (800) 338-7982
Website

55 miles designated miles of trails ATV map available Links: Bergland to Sidnaw Route East Bergland to Sidna
ATV Trails in Iron County

Phone: (906) 875-6622
Website

67 miles designated miles of trails ATV map available Links: Stateline Route
ATV Trails in Keweenaw County

Phone: (800) 338-7982
Website

140 miles designated miles of trails ATV map available Links: Keweenaw Trail East Keweenaw Trail West
ATV Trails in Luce County

Phone: (800) 831-7292
Website

200 miles designated miles of trails ATV map available Links: Newberry-Rexton Motorcycle Trail East Sandtown
ATV Trails in Mackinac County

Links Bay City Lake Trail Birch Hill Motorcycle Trail Brevort-Trout Lake Motorcycle Trail Newberry-Rexton Mo
ATV Trails in Marquette County

Phone: (800) 544-4321
Website

40 miles designated miles of trails ATV map available Links: Marquette-Manistique Trail & Route North Ba
ATV Trails in Ontonagon County

Phone: (800) 522-5657
Website

135 miles designated miles of trails ATV map available Links: Bergland to Sidnaw Route East Bergland to Sidn
Iron Belle Trail - Gogebic

Keweenaw Trails

Website

Information website on Non-motorized Trails in the Keweenaw Peninsula
North Country Trail - Alger

North Country Trail - Baraga

North Country Trail - Chippewa

Phone: (616) 897-5987
(866) 445-3628
E-Mail Address: hq@northcountrytrail.org
Website

83 miles - Hiking and Snowshoe Trail
North Country Trail - Gogebic

North Country Trail - Luce

North Country Trail - Marquette

North Country Trail - Ontonagon

Wilderness Lakes Trail

 

 
 

Trails: for the adventurous equestrian and free-spirited ATVer

Whether you want to lope across grassy meadows astride your horse or rev your ATV engines on twisting forest trails, you will make memories here.

Explore our wilderness on horseback. Michigan continues to expand the number of equestrian trails across the U.P. Visit here for a listing of Michigan horseback riding trails for your solo or group adventures.

Near Escanaba there are eight trail options including the:
Escanaba to Hermansville Rail-Trail, a 25.5-mile crushed stone surface that takes you through heavily wooded areas and to scenic overlooks.

Bay De Noc Grand Island National Recreation Trail parallels the Whitefish River between Rapid River (near U.S. 2) and Ackerman Lake near Munising (on State Highway 94). This 40-mile trail is relatively level with hilly stretches and occasional stream crossings.
Oakwood Horse Trail
Pine Marten Run Trail 
The Marquette area offers six nearby trail options including the:
Coalwood Trail
Iron Ore Heritage Trail
Grand Marais Trail

Near Sault Ste. Marie, you can ride 32 miles to Brimley on the remote and peaceful Soo Strong Trail.

Several campgrounds welcome you and your horse:

Luce County:
Headquarters Lake Equestrian State Forest Campground and Trail Camp
Menominee County:
Cedar River North Equestrian State Forest Campground and Trail Camp
Schoolcraft County (along the Pine Marten Run Trail):
Ironjaw Lake Dispersed Campsite
Swan Lake Dispersed Campsite
Triangle Lake Dispersed Campsite

Ride thousands of ATV/ORV thrill-seeker miles.

You can find days of adventure on 3,000 miles of snowmobile trails that the U.P. switches to ORV and ATV trails from spring through fall. Want more trails?  You’ll find Michigan’s largest closed loop ATV trail system on Drummond Island where novices to experts can find their adrenaline rush. State and national forests also offer thousands of miles of ATV/ORV trails; just check individual forest maps for restricted areas. You will also find that many ATV/ORV trails are near lodgings and campgrounds. This lets you easily ride from sunrise to sunset then regroup to swap stories about your favorite places over a hearty meal or around a crackling campfire.