Iron River Nordic Cross Country Ski Center


The Iron River Nordic Cross Country Ski Center offers 6 km of meticulously groomed trails - prepared for both classical and skating techniques. Follow the trails to explore Wagner Lake or wind through the wooded expanse of the complex. The varying terrain provides excellent skiing for all ability levels - from novice to expert. Trails are open from 10:00am to 4:30pm Thursday through Sunday.


Ski Equipment Rentals are available for Adults and Chidren at the George Young Recreation Complex. We feature Fisher Skis and Salomon Boots. Get out and enjoy nature this winter with a cross country skiing adventure at George Young.

Rental Package (Skis, Boots, Poles)
Adults $10.00
Children $5.00

Area Trails



Lake Mary Plains Pathway - Copper Country State Forest

Located just east of Crystal Falls, and off of M69 the Lake Mary Plains Pathway offers over 25 km of well groomed trails. The scenic pathway begins along Glidden Lake and offers loops for beginners (green label) through experts (black label). Trails here are primarily for classical skiers looking for scenery and natural challenges.


The Listening Inn Cross Country Ski Trails - open to the public

Located 9 miles North of Crystal Falls - take Highway 141 North to Clark Road and then to the end of Clark Road on the left. There are 14.5K of groomed trails through various types of terrain for beginner to intermediate skiers. There are separate Snowshoe trails available too.


Ge-Che cross country ski trail - Ottawa National Forest

Located west of Iron River, MI, just 26 miles from Crystal Falls, at Ottawa Lake, the Ge-Che ("Big Lake" in Ojibwa) offers 8.5 miles of groomed trails. 6 miles of beginning level and 2.5 miles of expert level trails present a very interesting and challenging day of skiing for the cross country enthusiast. The web of trails winds along Hagerman Lake, Lake Ottawa and Bennan Lake. More information on this trail can be obtained from the Iron River Ranger District, 990 Lalley Road, Iron River MI 49935 or call 906.265.5139.