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 http://www.vasa.org/
GPS: 44.725, -85.516
Date Published: 12/27/2015
Date Updated: 9/25/2018
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