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Trails & Pathways

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  • The Michigan DNR offers hundreds of miles of trails and pathways used primarily for bicycling, hiking and cross country skiing (some also allow horseback riding and snowmobiling). These trails provide a scenic routes through the Michigan countryside, running by rivers and through forests or farm country, connecting small communities and many State Forest Campgrounds.
  • Defining Trails and PathwaysPathways, linear trails, trail camps. . .What the heck are they and what can I do on them? Michigan trails provide a multitude of opportunities for recreation. Some trails are quiet trails for nature walks or cross-country skiing, while others provide the loud rough and tumble extreme sport atmosphere. Find out which trails are right for you and your activities.
  • Michigan's new trail from Belle Isle to IronwoodTraversing the state from Belle Isle Park to Ironwood, Michigan's new bicycling and hiking route will showcase Michigan's spectacular natural, cultural and historic resources in a signature Pure Michigan experience. Want to be a part of history? Help name the trail!

Finding a Trail

  • Trail/Pathway SearchLooking for that pathway or trail to ride your bike? Cross Country Ski? Ride your horse? Use this handy trail and pathway search to find a location in an area close to you!
  • Interactive MapUse this interactive map to search by a specific area in Michigan. Just click in the area you are interested in and this map will provide you with information on State Forest Campgrounds, State Parks, Pathways and Trails.
  • The North Country National Scenic TrailThis National Scenic Trail hiking route from North Dakota to New York includes over 1500 miles in Michigan.

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