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Cross Country Skiing in and Near Charlevoix & Boyne City

Northern Michigan trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing are spectacular. With woods, dunes, frozen lakes, and spectacular vistas, these Charlevoix County trails near Charlevoix and Boyne City are the places to be December-March. Many outfitters Up North rent cross country skis and snow shoes. Get outside!

Avalanche Mountain Preserve

Boyne City

Great terrain with both flat and steep areas on 5.6 miles of ungroomed trails. (231) 582-6597

Boyne Mountain

Boyne Falls

The Boyne Nordican has it all for gliders, skaters, and telemark skiers. Groomed for skating and striding, here you’ll find 50K of trails, with 12 loops. (800) GO-BOYNE

Charles A. Ransom Preserve

Horton Bay

This Horton Bay preserve has 1.5 miles of ungroomed trails including vistas of Lake Charlevoix and Lake Michigan on 80 acres. Park on Maple Grove Road. (231) 347-0991

Mount McSauba


Three lighted loops, 8K of groomed trails, fabulous views, and a variety of terrain. Rentals available. (231) 547-3253

Nathan Barry Diggers Preserve

Between Horton Bay & Charlevoix

Parking off Boyne City-Charlevoix Road with 1.5 miles of groomed trails on a 75 acre preserve. (231) 347-0991

Raven Ridge Preserve

East Jordan

This preserve has 140 acres and 1.5 miles of hilly ungroomed trails- perfect for snowshoers. Located between Boyne City and East Jordan with parking off Fuller Road. (231) 347-0991

Rogers Family Homestead Preserve

Near East Jordan

Along the Jordan River near East Jordan with 1.5 miles of family-friendly terrain on 135 acres. (231) 347-0991

Springbrook Pathway

Boyne Falls

Ungroomed with 10k on 3 loops. Chandler Road. (987) 732-3541

Young State Park

Boyne City

Young State Park has three loops on 4.5 miles of trails. Boyne City Road. (231) 582-7523

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