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Lakes of the North

Mancelona Road (between Mancelona and Waters)
Mancelona, MI  49659
(231) 585-6155 or (231) 585-6000

Trail Length: 20 km
Groomed Classic? Yes
Groomed Skating? Yes
Lighted? No
Snowmaking? No
Trail fee? Yes
Ski rentals? Yes
Trail Map: Yes

Getting there: Lakes of the North is 8 miles west of US 27, off Mancelona Road (C-38), or 8 miles east of US 131, off Mancelona Road (C-38).

The Winter Sports Area is at 11570 Snowridge Drive, Elmira MI 49730

Directions to get there: Yes

What's there: 20K of Nordic ski trails. The 7K Winterstart XC Ski Race each December kicks off the Michigan Cup race season.

This facility is situated in heavily wooded rolling hills. The building is similar in design to the beach houses. The upper level has a large open area with an inviting stone fireplace plus ping-pong and other games. The lower level contains a concession, ski changing area and restrooms. This area serves as a center for ice skating and cross country skiing activities with groomed cross-country ski trails. During the summer this facility offers a lovely peaceful trail for walking.

Location: 11570 Snowridge Drive, Elmira MI 49730
Hours: Jan. 1st until thaw- Sat. & Sun. 10 am - 5 pm
Opens: Seasonal
Phone: 231-585-6155.

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