Petoskey Area Blog

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing in the Petoskey Area

Posted on January 12, 2016

XC_Ski_and_Snowshoe.jpgYou ever feel that sometimes the stress and hassle of modern life get to be just a bit much? Especially in the winter months when it’s easy to feel cooped up and cabin fever begins to creep in?

Well, here’s the perfect escape. The gorgeous, winter white trails that wind through the magnificent forests in the Petoskey Area of northern Michigan.

The trails in the Petoskey Area offer a special serenity and beauty that is just what the doctor ordered to brighten your spirits. The communities that make up the Petoskey Area — Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and Boyne Falls — are laced with trails that lead along beautiful frozen lakes and through whisper-quiet forests.

Whether you consider yourself to be very adventurous, a brand new skier or an average "Joe," you’ll find a cross-country trail here that is just right for you.

To lend a helping hand in making your cross-country skiing or snowshoeing vacation even more memorable, the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau has put together an eBook with all sorts of great information. Get your eBook here, Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing in the Petoskey Area. You will find all sorts of information on:

  • Locations of 16 different trail systems in the area
  • Trail descriptions
  • What level of skier or snowshoer the trails are best for
  • Where to rent cross-country or snowshoe equipment

We’ll take your questions in stride

There are so many places to cross-country ski and snowshoe in the Petoskey Area, you’ll want to plan on staying a few days. Please visit for information on lodging packages and all the other winter activities that make this area a Michigan treasure.

And for regular monthly updates on all the awesome things going on, don’t forget to get our eNewsletter. Join our email list here.

Download Guide to Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

About the author

Diane Dakins is passionate about all of the communities that comprise the Petoskey Area of Michigan: Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and Boyne City. As assistant director of the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau, she has “been there – seen that” when it comes to virtually every area attraction. She strives to create informative content that gives potential visitors the scoop on planning a northern Michigan vacation.