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Elk Rapids is the proud hub of over 300 miles of non-motorized trails—for paddling, hiking, biking, skiing, and so much more.

Our local trails provide an abundance of opportunities for day trips and bigger adventures lasting days, weeks, or even months.

Start your adventure here!

Hiking

Village of Elk Rapids Nature Walk
Antrim County Elk Rapids Day Park
Vasa Pathway
Vasa Snowshoe Trail
George & Ada Reffitt Nature Preserve Loop
Sand Lakes Quiet Area
Torch Bay Beach Trails
Skegemog Lake Wildlife Area
Coy Mountain (Alden)
Barnes Park (Antrim County)
Dollar Lake (can connect to NCT and beyond)
North Country Trail
Seven Bridges
Boardman Valley Trail
Grass River Natural Area
Muncie Lakes Pathway
Smith Lake (Kalkaska)
Lone Pine and Keystone Rapids Trail
Antrim Creek Natural Area
Boardman River Trail
Rapid River Trail Camp to Schecks Trail Camp
Boardman River: Shumsky to Beitner
Brown Bridge Quiet Area Trail
Torch Lake Nature Preserve

Biking

US 35 Bike Route
Tart Trailhead @ Bunker Hill Road to Suttons Bay
Vasa Skillz Loop
Williamsburg SingleTrack
Vasa Single Track Loop
Vasa Winter Sports Singletrack
Brown’s Creek MTB Loop

Paddling

Section: Elk Lake Crossing (Chain of Lakes Water Trail )
Section: Elk Lake Loop (Chain of Lakes Water Trail )
Section: Elk Lake Arm Chain of Lakes Water Trail
Section: Elk Lake Western Shore Chain of Lakes Water Trail
Section: Elk Lake Crossing (Chain of Lakes Water Trail )
Section: Battle Creek Natural Area
Section: Kewadin
Section: Torch River and Skegemog Stumps
Section: Lake Skegemog Loop
Boardman River
Boardman River: Shumsky to Beitner
St. Clair Lake-Six mile Lake Nature Preserve
North Skegemog Nature Sanctuary

Skiing/Snow Shoeing

Yuba Creek Natural Area
Maple Bay Natural Area
Yuba Creek Natural Area
Maplehurst Natural Area
Vasa Pathway (all)
Vasa Snowshoe Trail
Sand Lakes Quiet Area
Coy Mountain (Alden)
Muncie Lakes Pathway
Smith Lake (Kalkaska)
Lone Pine and Keystone Rapids Trail
Shanty Creek Resort Trails
Warner Creek Pathway

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