Cross-Country Ski Trails
Corsair Trail is one of the Midwest’s finest cross-country ski trail systems. It offers opportunities for skiers of all levels – and provides a unique opportunity to view a Michigan winter from the depths of the Huron National Forest. Over 26 miles of trails and loops flank Monument Road. There is skiing to fill a few hours or an entire weekend!
The network of trails known as the Corsair Trail has three trailheads, each about seven miles northwest of East Tawas. The Corsair Picnic Area is on the west side of Monument Road; Wright’s Lake is off Tuttle Road, which is on the east side of Monument Road; and Silver Valley, also on the east side of Monument Road. There are parking areas and pit toilet facilities at each of the trailheads.
Bob B. reviewed Corsair Ski Trails
Some of the best XC skiing in the state. Been coming here since the '70s. Storied history. Don't forget to pay the $5 Forest Service day pass fee at the trail heads & pick up a $10 trail grooming donation card & history stories at Nordic Sports in E Tawas. Skiing this good needs & deserves our support to keep it going another 45 years!
Diana J. recommends Corsair Ski Trails
Fantastic cross country trail system
Sheri K. recommends Corsair Ski Trails
The best cross country ski trails in Michigan that I've been to yet! We had a great first time here skiing the Silver Valley area. We loved that there were two groomed tracks so you can ski side by side. The group that maintains this area does and awesome job, thanks! The scenery was gorgeous and there were plenty of runs with various levels of difficulty. We will definitely be back!
Cross-Country Ski Rental
Nordic Sports Adventure Outfitters
218 West Bay Street - East Tawas
Fund Raising Events
Corsair Concert Series
Presenting nationally-renown Bluegrass and Americana music in an old-time, up close atmosphere. Presented by the Corsair Trail Council, proceeds from the concert series are used to maintain and operate the Corsair Skiing and Hiking Trails in the Huron National Forest.
Events are held at the Tawas United Methodist Church Family Center, on highway M-55, in Tawas City. Showtime is 7:30 pm.