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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.

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    Trail Talk Blog
    March 14, 2019 Hard to Delete a Trail Like Valley View
    In a park known for great beaches, spectacular views and towering sand dunes, the Valley View Trail in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore had none of those. Yet when the decision was made not to reopen this short, obscure trail after the… read more
    February 13, 2019 Cooking Like a New York City Food Cart Vendor
    Jim DuFresne, the main blogger for MichiganTrailMaps.com, was sitting in Times Square when he realized that New York City food cart vendors could teach a thing or two to backpackers. What could they possibly have in common? Read his latest… read more
    January 15, 2019 Funding Our Natural Gems – Users or Society?
    Cross-country skiing on a snowy winter day in a Michigan State Park. The “opt-out” bills for the Recreation Passport didn’t survive the lame-duck session in Lansing last month despite all the support for them. But in this latest Tra… read more
    December 14, 2018 Improving a Passport to Michigan’s Parks & Trails
    In this Trail Talk blog from MichiganTrailMaps.com, Jim DuFresne looks into a last-minute bill in front of our lame-duck legislators that is incredibly important to anybody who loves Michigan’s parks and trails. Don’t 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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    Counting Birds at Christmas & Beyond

    Don’t hibernate this winter. Get outside and count birds for a great cause.

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