Where to Cross Country Ski? Local Guide!

With over 3,000 miles of dedicated Cross Country Ski trails, Michigan is perfect for enjoying a Nordic journey! Locally, trails can be a bit harder to find. We've compiled some of the best information, to help guide your next trip!


Local Golf Courses

Local golf courses are often welcoming to Cross Country Skiers, so long as you are respectful of their greens. If you are ever unsure, always feel free to give them a call before skiing.


The Black River

Locally, there may be no Cross Country Ski spot better recognized than the Black River. Once frozen over, the river is perfect for those who like to set their own track. If you're worried about safety, bring a friend!


Columbus County Park

Columbus County Park has a 1 mile long Cross Country track loop, groomed with a track setter. There is a heated lodge with restrooms. Typical business hours are from 8am to 8pm. Also featured is a lighted sledding hill! Admission is always FREE. All facilities are paid for by the St. Clair County Parks and Recreation millage funds. With any questions, including inquiries on current conditions, please call Columbus Country Parks at (810)989-6960.


Roscommon County

Roscommon county is home to some of the world's most renowned Cross Country Ski Trails! in 2015, Outside Magazine recognized them as a "Nordic Ski Mecca". Located in Higgins Lake, MI, it is well worth the trip is you are looking for a Cross Country vacation!