|Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe
in the Western U.P. Michigan
Running Bear Resort Cabins ~ Paulding MI ~ 8 miles north of Watersmeet and 10 miles south of Bruce Crossing
Cozy Cabins Open Year Round
From the log cabin warming hut to the
whimsical finnish signs along the trails,
Milje’s Cross Country Ski Trails are a
treat for the recreational skier.
Enjoy the gentle terrain and then return to
the warming hut and enjoy a snack and
a hot beverage. The narrow Milje’s
Ski Trails - consisting of two loops of
about 4.5 km each - wind through the high
forest just south of Wakefield. They are
groomed and tracked for the classic skier
There are 9.4 km of trails.
Located 2 miles south of Wakefield,
Michigan on Gogebic County Road 519.
Donations are used to maintain the trails.
|The Trail is maintained by
theLand O' Lakes Fish
and Game Club
From Hwy. 45 & County B
go West on Co. Rd.. B to East
Duck Lake Road and turn
North. Go past North Moon
Lake Road to parking area on
the East side of the road.
|Sylvania Outfitters have over 20
miles of groomed trails through
the ice-covered lakes and
woodlands of the Ottawa National
Forest. These are great trails...
Located 2 miles west of
on US Hwy 2
They also have a basic
selection of ski & snowshoe
equipment for rent
|Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan is
home to some of the most scenic cross
country ski trails in the Midwest and many
of those trails are very close to the
Running Bear Resort.
Anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes from the
resort you can be on the trails!
Every winter a succession of snowstorms
blows in over the waters of Lake Superior
and turns the rugged terrain and old forests
of the region into a pristine and
spectacular white landscape.
|Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Just a 40 minute drive from the Running Bear
Explore more than 87 miles of designated cross-country ski and snowshoe trails. Enjoy sweeping
hilltop vistas of Lake Superior. Glide quietly through glades of thick hemlocks.
See waterfalls transformed by the cold of winter.
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is located on the south shore
of Lake Superior near Silver City in Ontonagon County
Nearly 80 old-fashioned kerosene lanterns will illuminate a 1-mile trail for a unique and
memorable experience. The ski trail is track-set for classic skiers, while snowshoers make their
own trail adjacent to the lighted loop. Stop halfway around the loop at the warming shelter and
join the park naturalist for a campfire and refreshments. The ski trail is rated "easy"; however,
skiing and snowshoeing at night is always challenging.
The trail is located off M-107 across from the downhill ski area.
See the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park cross country
ski trails mapfor the exact location within the park.
If the weather is not favorable for skiing or snowshoeing, the
event may be canceled. Please call ahead to
inquire about cancellations at 906-885-5206
|Sylvania Wilderness Area
Just 10 miles from the Running Bear
|Lantern-lit Cross-Country Skiing and
Kicks off on New Year’s weekend, Dec. 29 and
31, from 6-9 p.m. and continues on Saturday
evenings Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26, from
6-9 p.m., and Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 6:30-9 p.m.
|Land O' Lakes Cross Country Ski Trail
Just 16 miles from the Running Bear
|Running Bear Resort
4593 Old US HWY 45
Paulding MI 49912