News March 2016!
We are in the process of replacing our 1999 Pisten Bully trail groomer. All donations will be used toward a new more efficient model so we can cover the trails in a single pass.
For winter recreation there are 30K of groomed ski trails. Most trails are groomed daily for skating with set tracks for classic skiing. New this year are side-by-side tracks on Greenstone Loop for companionable skiing. There are 5K of lighted trails with trail lights on until 9 p.m. seven days a week. There are also back country loops – stride through the woods making your own tracks.
Snowshoeing? We have three marked snowshoe trails. Bearpaw Loop has a lookout of the surrounding area at the water towers. Muggun Loop explores a creek and wooded area crisscrossed by many wildlife tracks.
There are three trailheads with plowed parking. Main trailhead is on Osceola Road in Calumet, look for the big welcome sign. Warm up in the Swedetown Chalet where you will find a changing room, wax bench, drinking water and restrooms. Also in afternoons and evenings visit with our friendly hosts at our snack bar and upper level skier lounge. There is a smaller plowed parking lot on M-203 near Cloverland Road and a trailhead on Woodland Road to give access to our multi-use trails where dogs are welcome.
The Swedetown Recreation Area is 1,900 acres designated by Calumet Township and the North Houghton County Water Authority for enjoyment of the outdoors. The landmark water towers for Calumet are located overseeing the trails.
The Swedetown Trails Club is a non-profit group of volunteers who donate their efforts to improve and develop fun, flowy mountain bike trails in summer and scenic ski and snowshoe trails in winter. We appreciate all volunteers who give their time and effort.