Travel along the Tunnel of Trees in Northern Michigan and you will pass through Good Hart and see historic Saint Ignatius Catholic Church.
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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
Great terrain with both flat and steep areas on 5.6 miles of ungroomed trails. (231) 582-6597
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
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
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
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
Ungroomed with 10k on 3 loops. Chandler Road. (987) 732-3541
Young State Park
Young State Park has three loops on 4.5 miles of trails. Boyne City Road. (231) 582-7523
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Activities & Attractions in Northern Michigan
Northern Michigan has many varied settings for kayaking- whether it by river, one of the inland lakes, or Lake Michigan,
Crooked Tree Arts Center is a place where artists from northern Michigan can display their talents and artwork to the public.
Within the historic Chicago/West Michigan railroad depot in Petoskey, the Little Traverse History Museum is a history filled gem.
Shop Northern Michigan antiques shops, art galleries, and furniture stores for home furnishings that are unique and affordable.
In Northern Michigan, you’ll find lighthouses where lighthouse keepers once lived and worked that have been restored and are open to visitors.
The Headlands, just west of Mackinaw City, is one of six International Dark Sky Parks in the U.S. and one of nine in the world.
The Mackinac Bridge is the 10th largest suspension bridge (over water) in the world and connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsula.
Beaver Island is located 32 miles offshore of Charlevoix, Michigan and is the largest island in Lake Michigan.
Built during World War II to haul heavy materials during the winter, the Icebreaker Mackinaw was in service for 62 years then became a museum.