Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Cross Country Ski Headquarters - Manitou Trail

Cross Country Ski Headquarters - Manitou Trail

Well groomed trails.

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters is Pure Michigan. Come revel in Michigan’s coolest season in the heart of Lower Michigan on the nationally recognized trails of Higgins Lake's Cross Country Ski Headquarters. Centrally located in northern Michigan’s snow belt just three miles from I-75 and nine from U.S. 127, we feature more than 10 miles of “Ginzu” groomed trails for all abilities. Glide on daily fresh set tracks or skate corduroy lanes. Warm up beside the giant fieldstone fireplace in our Stone Turtle Day Lodge while enjoying our famous homemade gourmet chili, soups and hot Panini sandwiches as well as sweet treats. Demo or rent the latest in ski packages or snowshoes. Browse apparel from Sport Hill, The North Face, Columbia, Under Armour and more! We are ski package specialists. Then head for more fun on nearby trails through the Au Sable River’s fabled Mason Tract. Cruise the virgin white pines of Hartwick Pines State Park, or the trails of North Higgins Lake Park, or the hardwood Ogemaw Hills north of West Branch. One visit and you’ll know why we are Michigan’s cross country ski experts! Plan your visit with daily trail condition reports at Just 1-1/2 hrs. from The Tri-Cities and 2- 1/2 from Lansing, Grand Rapids and Greater Detroit. I-75 exit 239. From US-27, Take Higgins Lake Road exit then East 9 miles. Open from the first Fri. in Nov. to the end of March

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