January 2019

Bond Falls Paulding

Tahquamenon Sled Dog Race

McSauba Nature Area

Hartwick Pines

Thornapple River Trail

Coldwater Icefest

tahquamenon falls


Happy New Year,

I've had a few messages asking about easy walking trails from people who have made resolutions to get back in shape.

Here are some of my favorite winter walks, and a festival or two. Bond Falls in the western upper peninsula and Tahquamenon Falls in the east both have great trails for winter walks. The 20th Annual Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race takes place this month as well.

The Hartwick Pines near Grayling are a beautiful stand of old growth forest with excellent trails. The park has a snowshoe making event this month. One of the best kept hiking secrets in the north is the McSauba Nature Area in Charlevoix.

If you prefer a paved trail, but still want a nature setting, the Thornapple River Trail is hard to beat. This is the time to plan for the Coldwater Icefest, especially if you would like to take a "polar plunge"

Thanks, Ron Rademacher 


All of these and many more are arranged by Region and Subject on Michigan Back Roads and Up North Michigan