Enjoy Northern Michigan in its Most Natural State

 

Experience all that is northern Michigan by hiking, biking, x-country skiing or snowshoeing one of our scenic trails. The Gaylord area abounds with pathways for outdoor enthusiasts of every skill and age level, and all are free to use with no trail passes required. Click here to view an interactive map of forest pathways and recreation areas.

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Fairview
Gaylord, MI 49735

Web site: https://www.traillink.com/trail/north-central-state-trail/

This crushed limestone trail runs all the way from Gaylord to Mackinaw City

Pickerel Lake Rd
Vanderbilt, MI 49795

Web site: http://www.michigan.org/property/pickerel-lake-otsego-state-forest-campground

2 mile loop. Trail head is in the Pickerel Lake State Forest Campground.

Big Bear Lake Drive
Johannesburg, MI 49751

Phone: (989) 732-3541
Web site: http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=616&type=SFCG

2.5 Mile Pathway. Trail head is in the Big Bear Lake State Forest Campground.

Boyne Falls, MI 49713

Web site: http://www.michigantrailmaps.com/member-profile/3/192/

Spring Brook Pathway is a somewhat obscured trail, hidden among the heavily wooded Chandler Hills

East Jordan, MI 49727

Located 15 miles west of Gaylord on M-32, 1 1/2 miles west of Us 131 in Antrim County.

239 Commerce Blvd.
Gaylord, MI 49735

Phone: (989) 732-4060
Web site: http://cityofgaylord.com/AspenPark.cfm

Paved and unpaved trails for walking, biking and in-line skating

Gaylord, MI 49735

Located 6 miles west of Gaylord off Old Alba Road in Otsego County. DNR Mackinaw State Forest.

Five Lakes Rd
Gaylord, MI 49735

Phone: (989) 732-4021
Web site: http://www.otsego.org/conservationdistrict/fivelakesnaturalarea.html

Owned by Gaylord Community Schools and managed by Otsego Conservation District

Indian River, MI 49749

Web site: http://www.michigantrailmaps.com/member-profile/3/210/

Located in the upland forests along the hilly border of Cheboygan and Emmet Counties

2043 Gingell Road
Johannesburg, MI 49751

Phone: (989) 732-6521
Web site: http://www.otsegocountymi.gov/county-government-2/parks-recreation/louis-groen-nature-preserve/

The Groen Nature Preserve is a gift to the residents of Otsego County and has 764 beautiful acres.

Lewiston, MI 49756

Located 4 miles north of Lewiston on Buttles Road in Montmorency County. DNR Mackinaw State Forest. Click here for Map complete details. Trail Fees: Donation 10 K Trail for Novice and Intermediate ...

Dead Man's Hill Rd
Mancelona, MI 49659

Phone: (989) 732-3541
Web site: https://www.michigantrailmaps.com/member-detail/jordan-valley-pathway/

This 18.8-mile trek is a loop, eliminating complicated transportation arrangements.

Vanderbilt, MI 49795

Web site: http://www.michigantrailmaps.com/member-profile/3/252/

If you would like just a taste of the High Country experience, check out the Shingle Mill Pathway

9 miles E of Vanderbilt via Sturgeon
Vanderbilt, MI 49795

Phone: (989) 785-4388
Web site: http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/details.aspx?id=46&type=SFPW

High Country is a 70-mile loop that meanders east through Pigeon River Country...

3749 Whitmarsh Rd
Vanderbilt, MI 49795

Phone: (989) 731-0573
Web site: http://www.headwatersconservancy.org/sturgeon-river-preserve/

Enjoy hiking, bird watching, cross-country,skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, and similar low-impact activities.

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Aspen Park

239 Commerce Blvd.
Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: (989) 732-4060
Paved and unpaved trails for walking, biking and in-line skating More

Big Bear Lake Pathway

Big Bear Lake Drive
Johannesburg, MI 49751
Phone: (989) 732-3541
2.5 Mile Pathway. Trail head is in the Big Bear Lake State Forest Campground. More

Buttles Road Pathway

Lewiston, MI 49756
Located 4 miles north of Lewiston on Buttles Road in Montmorency County. DNR Mackinaw State Forest.
Click here for Map complete details.
Trail Fees: Donation
10 K Trail for Novice and Intermediate ... More

Five Lakes Natural Area

Five Lakes Rd
Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: (989) 732-4021
Owned by Gaylord Community Schools and managed by Otsego Conservation District More

High Country Pathway

9 miles E of Vanderbilt via Sturgeon
Vanderbilt, MI 49795
Phone: (989) 785-4388
High Country is a 70-mile loop that meanders east through Pigeon River Country... More

Jordan Valley Pathway

Dead Man's Hill Rd
Mancelona, MI 49659
Phone: (989) 732-3541
This 18.8-mile trek is a loop, eliminating complicated transportation arrangements. More

Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve

2043 Gingell Road
Johannesburg, MI 49751
Phone: (989) 732-6521
The Groen Nature Preserve is a gift to the residents of Otsego County and has 764 beautiful acres. More

North Central State Trail

Fairview
Gaylord, MI 49735
This crushed limestone trail runs all the way from Gaylord to Mackinaw City More

Pickerel Lake Pathway

Pickerel Lake Rd
Vanderbilt, MI 49795
2 mile loop. Trail head is in the Pickerel Lake State Forest Campground. More

Pine Baron Pathway

Gaylord, MI 49735
Located 6 miles west of Gaylord off Old Alba Road in Otsego County. DNR Mackinaw State Forest. More

Shingle Mill Pathway

Vanderbilt, MI 49795
If you would like just a taste of the High Country experience, check out the Shingle Mill Pathway More

Spring Brook Pathway

Boyne Falls, MI 49713
Spring Brook Pathway is a somewhat obscured trail, hidden among the heavily wooded Chandler Hills More

Sturgeon River Preserve

3749 Whitmarsh Rd
Vanderbilt, MI 49795
Phone: (989) 731-0573
Enjoy hiking, bird watching, cross-country,skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, and similar low-impact activities. More

Warner Creek Pathway

East Jordan, MI 49727
Located 15 miles west of Gaylord on M-32, 1 1/2 miles west of Us 131 in Antrim County. More

Wildwood Hills Pathway

Indian River, MI 49749
Located in the upland forests along the hilly border of Cheboygan and Emmet Counties More

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