Best VASA Trail Cross Country Skiing

The 4th most popular XC Ski in Michigan.

  Traverse City, Michigan, US


  September 25, 2018

Just east of Traverse City, theres a fabulous network of concentric loops at 10km, 25km and 50km designed specifically for cross-country skiing. To reach the trailhead from Traverse City, head east on US31 to Five Mile Road. Head south to Hammond Road and turn left toward Jellystone Park trailhead.

Overall, VASA Trail is the 4th most popular cross country ski area of all 46 Nordic ski destinations in Michigan. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby VASA Trail including Shanty Creek, Muncie Lakes Pathway, Alligator Hill Trail and Lost Lake Pathway.

Local Contacts:  MDNR (231) 775-9727; Traverse Visitors (616) 947-5075; Michigan Tourism (800) 543-2937; Traverse City Tourism (800) 872-8377.

Best Season:  Dec. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Sand Lakes Quiet Area Campground

Breakfast Restaurant:  The Omlette Shop, Traverse City

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  44.725, -85.516

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  9/25/2018

ID:  7266

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VASA Trail Cross Country Skiing Map