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Lake Mary Plains Pathway - Copper Country State Forest
Located just east of Crystal Falls, and off of M69 the Lake Mary Plains Pathway offers over 25 km of well groomed trails.  The scenic pathway begins along Glidden Lake and offers loops for beginners (green label) through experts (black label).   Trails here are primarily for classical skiers looking for scenery and natural challenges.
 

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The Listening Inn Cross Country Ski Trails - open to the public
Located 9 miles North of Crystal Falls - take Highway 141 North to Clark Road and then to the end of Clark Road on the left.  There are 14.5K of groomed trails through various types of terrain for beginner to intermediate skiers.  There are separate Snowshoe trails available too.  Everyone is welcome into the Inn after skiing or snowshoeing to warm up.  For more information on this opportunity call Carol at 906-822-7738 or visit the website at www.thelisteninginn.com


A group gets ready to hit the groomed trails at the Listening Inn. 

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Cross Country SkiingGe-Che cross country ski trail - Ottawa National Forest
Located west of Iron River, MI, just 26 miles from Crystal Falls, at Ottawa Lake, the Ge-Che ("Big Lake" in Ojibwa) offers 8.5 miles of groomed trails.  6 miles of beginning level and 2.5 miles of expert level trails present a very interesting and challenging day of skiing for the cross country enthusiast.   The web of trails winds along Hagerman Lake, Lake Ottawa and Bennan Lake.  More information on this trail can be obtained from the Iron River Ranger District, 990 Lalley Road, Iron River MI   49935 or call 906.265.5139.

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The Iron River Nordic Cross Country Ski Center - George Young Recreation Complex
Located a short driving distance from Crystal Falls the Iron River Nordic Cross Country Ski Center offers 6 km of meticulously groomed trails - prepared for both classical and skating techniques.  Follow the trails to explore Wagner Lake or wind through the wooded expanse of the complex.  The varying terrain provides excellent skiing for all ability levels - from novice to expert.  Trails are open from 10:00am to 4:30pm Wednesday through Sunday. 

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Ski Brule - Iron River, MI
Ski Brule has 23 kilometers of undisturbed beauty which greet the cross-country skier.