Winter Feels Good in the Forest!

Plans are underway for the seventh annual National Winter Trails Day event at the Rapid River National Ski Trail on Saturday, January 21st from noon until 4:00 p.m.  Winter doesn’t have to be a time of year when you feel like you are trapped inside.  National Winter Trails Day is designed to encourage people of all ages to get outdoors and enjoy winter! 

National Winter Trails Day event at the Rapid River National Ski Trail

 Thanks to a long-standing partnership between Brampton Bike and Ski, Entrees Etc., numerous ski trail volunteers, and the Hiawatha National Forest, cross country skis and snowshoes will be available free of charge for the public to use from noon until 4:00 p.m. on January 21st.   Mike Williams of Brampton Bike and Ski will provide cross country skis, boots and poles as well as snowshoes for children and adults.

Volunteers who groom the ski trail during the winter will be on hand to outfit everyone with the proper gear and to teach the fundamentals of both skiing and snowshoeing.  To ensure that adequate equipment and instructors are on hand, please pre-register for the event by calling Brampton Bike and Ski no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20th at 906-428-2135.  In addition, Mary Malnor of Entrees Etc. will be on-hand with hot drinks, steaming soup, and a blazing bonfire, so everyone is guaranteed to stay toasty!

Group of Skiiers at the National Winter Trails Day at the Rapid River Ski Trail near Escanaba, MI

This local event is one of 100 events across the country and one of only two events in the Upper Peninsula.

The Rapid River National Ski Trail is located 6 miles north of Rapid River on US Highway 41. For more information, call the Hiawatha National Forest at 906-474-6442.