XC skiing on the Cadillac Pathway
Winter Use – XC Ski Trail December 1, 2016
Once the snow starts to fly and we have at least 6 inches on the ground, the Friends of the Cadillac Pathway (volunteers) strap on their helmets and jump on a snowmobile to head out and set some of the finest classic cross country skiing tracks you will find in northern Michigan. Starting from the trailhead you can choose distances from just over 1 mile to as many as 11 miles. There are varying levels of terrain encompassing easy, moderate and difficult. The trails that are east of Seeley Rd (nearest the trailhead) will offer up easy to moderate cross country ski trails. Once you cross Seeley Rd and head west the terrain becomes much hillier for the intermediate to advanced skier. There will be something to please the entire family! We recommend that only cross country skiers use the main Cadillac Pathway to preserve the tracks for those two skinny long boards. What if you're not a skier? Then you'll want to check out our new Winter Sports Trail, open to all other users. If snow permits, the trails are groomed at least once a week. Look for detailed grooming reports here on our website and also on our Facebook page.