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.

Corsair Trail Map (PDF)

Huron National Forest
Corsair Trail Map (PDF 81KB)

Corsair Trail Info (PDF)

Huron National Forest
Corsair Trail Info (PDF 915KB)

Great Lakes Winter Trails Council

Great Lakes Winter Trails Council


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Tawas, MI

Facebook Reviews

Bob B. reviewed Corsair Ski Trails 5 Star

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 recommends Corsair Ski Trails

Fantastic cross country trail system

Sheri K. Recommends 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!

Nordic Sports Adventure Outfitters

Cross-Country Ski Rental

Nordic Sports Adventure Outfitters

218 West Bay Street - East Tawas
(989) 362-2001
Corsair Concert Schedule

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.

Events Schedule