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Your First Step Outdoors – MichiganTrailMaps.com

Looking for a walk in the woods, a weekend backpack or a wilderness adventure in the remote reaches of the Upper Peninsula? Welcome to MichiganTrailMaps.com, the ultimate source on trails in Michigan. No matter how close to home you want to stay or how far you want to get away, we have the information, details and the maps on a trail for you.

We’re not only constantly adding new trails and maps, but also now have a newsletter and a blog by outdoor writer and author Jim DuFresne. Sign up for the Trail Mix Newsletter by clicking here.


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    Trail Talk Blog
    November 23, 2018 #OptingOut of the #OptOutside Movement
    The #OptOutside movement is full of good intentions but do they have to hold it today? Jim DuFresne our main blogger at MichiganTrailMaps.com, wonders if there isn’t a worse day than the final Friday of November to encourage people to g… read more
    October 3, 2018 The Overcrowded Wilderness
    Have you hiked Nordhouse Dunes lately? Our favorite trails and wilderness areas are getting crowded and not just on the weekends. What’s the solution to overrun campsites and the growing amount of trash left in the woods? Are reservatio… read more
    August 9, 2018 National Parks; A Bargain at Any Price
    The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass Last year when the National Park Service raised the price of the senior citizen lifetime pass from $10 to $80 we’re assuming there must have been a loud outcry. Jim DuFresne, t… read more
    June 20, 2018 If Not Us, Then Who Pays?
    As the traditional outdoor sports of hunting and fishing decline in participation, there is concern about who is going to pay for the upkeep of our woods, waters and wildlife. Jim DuFresne looks into that issue in the latest Trail Talk blog f… read more
    Sudden Skiing in Southeast Michigan

    If suddenly there is snow in Southeast Michigan, grab your skis and go. Here’s where.

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    Gaylord is Glorious for Snowshoeing

    What do you need for great snowshoeing? Trails, scenery and snow. The Gaylord area has all three, especially the snow.

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    Our Holiday Sale!

    We’re having a holiday sale; 20% off all books and maps in our e-shop. Just enter the coupon code xmas2018 at checkout.

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