Winter Recreation

TRAIL REPORTS:     Michigan InteractiveParadise Area Night Riders  | UP Snowmobiling

With over 200 inches of snow falling annually, Paradise, Michigan is a winter recreation wonderland. A seemingly endless array of snowmobile, ski, and snowshoe trails beckon you to embark on a new adventure each day. So what are you waiting for? Jump right in to the heart of the Paradise winter today!

Snowshoeing

snowshoeingphotoWith numerous certified trails and hundreds of miles of additional accessible land, there’s always a fresh snowshoeing adventure to be had here in Paradise!

Clark Lake Loop – 5.2 miles: Trail accessed from Clark Lake road, 11 miles southwest of Paradise.

River Trail (Tahquamenon Falls State Park) – 4.8 miles: The famous trail between the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls. The River Trail reveals amazing sites as you travel along the Tahquamenon River and is considered the most scenic trail in the park. The view of the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls are the highlights of this snowshoe trek.

 

Emerson Trail (Tahquamenon Falls State Park) – 1 mile: Located near the Rivermouth Campground on the Tahquamenon River. An excellent choice for those travelling near the river.

Nature Trail (Tahquamenon Falls State Park) – .5 miles: This trail offers visitors an alternative route on their journey from the frozen Upper Tahquamenon Falls to the parking lot and is featured on the lantern lit tours occurring in Tahquamenon Falls State Park during February. Trail is groomed. Leashed dogs not permitted.

Wilderness Loop (Tahquamenon Falls State Park) – 7.4 miles: Runs through the most remote areas of the park through old hemlock forests. The trail features a notable beaver pond and dam on the loop’s eastern portion.

Giant Pines Loop (Tahquamenon Falls State Park) – 3.8 miles: This loop leads travelers through a forest of ancient hemlocks. The highlights of the trail are two giant white pine trees left over from the late 1800′s logging era. Trail is groomed. Leashed dogs not permitted.

Paradise Pathway – Two loops totaling over 6 miles. Located just 1 mile west of Paradise on M-123. In addition, hundreds of miles of plowed logging roads are available in the immediate region and prime for exploring!

 

Snowmobiling

snowmobilingphotoWith over 6,200 miles of designated trails, Michigan is regarded as one of the premier snowmobiling states in the country. Paradise rests at the heart of the extensive UP trail network and is the snowmobile capital of the Upper Peninsula. 200 miles of well-marked and groomed trails available in the immediate region attract thousands of riders from across the country to Paradise each year. Why not join them? Start planning your Michigan snowmobiling adventure in Paradise today!

Trails run north from Paradise toward Whitefish Point, Newberry, St. Ignace, Grand Marais and just about everywhere in between. A popular Michigan snowmobiling route along trail 45 leads riders directly to the Upper and Lower Tahquamenon Falls, frozen in breathtaking ice sculptures by the Upper Peninsula winter.

Each February, the Paradise Area Night Riders sponsor the annual Mardi Gras De Snow event. This is a family friendly event working to promote snowmobiling in Paradise. This year’s event includes multiple Fun Runs, Radar Runs, a slalom race, buffet, and much more!

For Paradise, Michigan snowmobile trail maps, news on this year’s snowmobiling events, and additional information on Michigan snowmobiling, visit http://paradiseareanightriders.com/default.aspx

Interested in exploring the trails but don’t have your own sled? These Paradise Michigan snowmobile rental outlets have you covered. Visit their webpages below or give them a call to reserve your ride today!
A-1 Paradise Snowmobile Rental:
Phone:906-492-3921
uprental.com/paradise/rental.html

Paradise Recreational Sports:
Phone: 906-492-3640
http://www.paradiserecsport.com/Page_2.html

 

Skiing

McNearney Ski Trail – Four loops totaling 9 miles. Located approximately 5 miles north of Strongs Corner. Terrain alternates between moderate, flat, and hilly.

Loop 1 – 1 mile. Novice difficulty. Features level terrain.

Loop 2 – 3 miles. Novice difficulty. Features 1 hill, otherwise minimal slopes and mostly level area.

Loop 3 – 2 miles. Moderate difficulty. Features hills and wooded areas with hardwood trees over 150 years old.

Loop 4 – 3 miles. Moderate to difficult. Hills demand advanced techniques.

Canada Lake Pathway – 14 miles: Located 5.5 miles SE of Newberry traveling M-123, M-28, and Co. Rd. 403. Terrain rolls through a predominately hardwood forest. Trail is groomed.

Clark Lake Loop – 5.2 miles: Trail accessed from Clark Lake road, 11 miles southwest of Paradise. Trail is not groomed.

Nature Trail (Tahquamenon Falls State Park) – .5 miles: This trail offers visitors an alternative route on their journey from the frozen Upper Tahquamenon Falls to the parking lot and is featured on the lantern lit tours occurring in Tahquamenon Falls State Park during February. Trail is groomed. Leashed dogs not permitted.

Wilderness Loop (Tahquamenon Falls State Park) – 7.4 miles: Hikers are led through the most remote areas of the park through old hemlock forests. The trail features a notable beaver pond and dam on the loop’s eastern portion. Trail is not groomed.

Giant Pines Loop (Tahquamenon Falls State Park) – 3.8 miles: This loop leads travelers through a forest of ancient hemlocks. The highlights of the trail are two giant white pine trees left over from the late 1800′s logging era. Trail is groomed. Leashed dogs not permitted.

Paradise Pathway – Two loops totaling over 6 miles. Located just 1 mile west of Paradise on M-123. Trail is brushed and marked well.

St. Martin Cross Country Ski Trail – Two loops totaling 4.5 miles. Located 6 miles west of Hessel on M-134. Features 40% moderate and 60% flat terrain and rated easy. Wildlife enthusiasts may spot eagles, hawks, and deer along the trail. The trail is not maintained during the summer, which may make locating the trail difficult.

Sand Dunes Cross Country Ski Trail – 7 loops ranging from 1.5 to 7.6 miles. Located 11 miles west of St. Ignace. This is a very popular groomed trail for cross country skiing in the wintertime. Ascend across the slopes of a hardwood forest and experience the rich natural history of the Hiawatha National Forest. The trail features some steep hills and is rated easy to moderately difficult.

 

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