Winter Trails

With amazing water trails and hiking trails, sometimes it’s easy to think of Sault Ste. Marie as an outdoor lover’s summertime dream location. But we are happy to let you know there are more than enough wintertime trails available to delight outdoor enthusiasts year-round. So grab your snowshoes and cross-country skis and get ready to start your adventure in Sault Ste. Marie today!

Silent Sports in the EUP

Nothing captures the peace and tranquility of nature like silent sports such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Looking to get out of town? The North County Trail stretches for 122 miles in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, skirting lakeshores and riverbanks, wandering through northern boreal forests, and rambling along ancient ridges. Map information for the Eastern Upper Peninsula can be found HERE. If you’re looking for a beautiful trek and a stunning U.P. attraction, venture along the North Country Trail to the Tahquamenon Falls State Park! More details HERE.

Cross-country Skiing Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Silent Sports in Sault Ste. Marie

If you’re just looking for a walk in nature while visiting the Soo discover the Algonquin Trail a short drive from downtown Sault Ste. Marie. You can even escape for a nighttime ski along lamp-lit trails! One of the most important things about planning a day out in the woods is the snow conditions. Check out the local snowfall report HERE!

Algonquin ski trail

Unrivaled experiences at Tahquamenon Falls in the winter

For a true winter, adventure snowshoe or cross-country ski along the lantern-lit trails of Tahquamenon Falls State Park on specific weekends in February.  Take a look at February 2020 on the calendar of events HERE.  A limited number of snowshoes are available, on a first-come basis.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park Lantern lit ski or snowshoe



The fastest-paced excitement available in the Sault is definitely snowmobiling. With hundreds of miles of trails, the Soo is truly a snowmobile winter haven. Click the links below for additional information:

Experience “NASCAR on Ice when” you join the crowd for the 52nd Annual International I-500 Snowmobile Race Saturday, February 1st, 2020! Learn more HERE.

Looking for more fun in the Soo?

Ready to hop off your snowmobile and do some more Sault Ste. Marie exploring? Let us help you out with our Visitors Guide. Our guide is the ultimate handbook to the Soo. It’s available online too! Check out our guide here, and make sure to book your room to stay at one of these awesome snowmobile accommodating establishments today. 

Thinking about summer water trails? Check them out below!

Eastern Upper Peninsula Water Trails