Snowshoeing and Winter Hiking in Grayling MI

For snow lovers who aren’t interested in snowmobiling or skiing, the Grayling area has other options. Winter hiking and snowshoeing are growing in popularity and are a perfect way to get out in nature in the winter.

Most of the same trails that are open to the public during the non-snow months are also open when there is snow on the ground. And while snowshoes are certainly more useful when there is a lot of snow, lesser amounts of snow are easy to traipse through wearing hiking or winter boots. Snowshoes are available in a huge variety of sizes, shapes and colors; while the old fashioned wooden type are still sometimes used, the modern versions are smaller, lighter and more durable.

Love to walk during the summer? Take a walk during a light snowfall, or on a cold, crisp morning when the sun is just rising and the snow is glittering like a million crystals! Dress warmly, walk with a buddy, grab poles or ice grips for your boots, and enjoy the exercise and fresh air; even if the grass isn’t green and the sun isn’t shining.

Forbush Corner

Enjoy over 30 km of rolling, wooded terrain. Trails are meticulously groomed for both classic and skate by the largest fleet of Nordic equipment in the Midwest. They have also added a state of the…

Rayburn Property

Walk or bike this paved trail that leads to the AuSable River and look for Blue Jays, Vultures, Red Shoulder and Red Tailed Hawks, Field, Savannah, Chipping and Song Sparrows, Great Blue Herons…

Rayburn Property

The Rayburn property on North Down River Road is a scenic trail open to the public. This combination 2 mile paved trail and two-track winds down to the AuSable River where xc skiers can cross on a…