Huron Shores Greenways

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Northeast Michigan’s Lake Huron coastal shoreline contains some of the most ecologically rich and diverse areas found in the state. Marshes, limestone bedrock shorelines, cobble beaches, sand beaches, low dunes, dune and swale complexes, wet meadows, northern fens, conifer forests, islands, coastal wetlands, sinkholes and lowland hardwood swamps along the coastal area provide critical habitat for many rare and endangered species. The Huron Shores Greenways is a system of public lands, ecological resources and trails. This web site shows the location of trails with information such as uses, trail length, surface type, and terrain. The greenways also present information on the natural resources, natural features, birding sites and geology of the region.


Click a Greenway below for more information.

Trail systems for hiking or biking.

Alabaster Bike Path
A bike path adjacent to US-23 - includes arboretum!
Alpena Bi-Path
16-Mile City Wide Pathway Great for Walking and Biking - connects to city parks and the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary!
Anishinaabe Trail
A bike path along Grand Lake Road connecting to lighthouses!
Black Mountain Trails
30 Miles of Trails in the Black Mountain Forest Recreation Area!
Cheboygan State Park Trail
Hiking Trails in Cheboygan State Park that provide access to Lake Huron vistas and rare wildflowers!
Chippewa Hills Pathway
Trails near Alpena great for hiking, biking, and skiing.
Clear Lake State Park Trail
Trail offering elk viewing opportunities.
Clear Lake-Jackson Lake Pathway
Trail system from Clear Lake State Park to Jackson Lake State Forest Campground.
Corsair Hiking and Cross Country Ski Trail System
22 mile trail system for hiking and cross country skiing.
Eagle Run Trails
Seven miles of loop trails for hiking, mountain biking, and cross country skiing.
Forest Discovery Trail
A pathway multi-purpose pathway with views of Cooke Pond.
Harrisville Heritage Route Trail
A multiuse trail through Harrisville past historic buildings and recreational sites.
Harrisville State Park-Cedar Run Nature Trail
A hiking trail through the campground and natural area.
High Country Pathway
A classic Michigan trail through the heart of Elk Country!
Highbanks Hiking and Ski Trail System
A backcountry hiking and ski trail alng the south shore of Cooke Dam Pond
Hoeft State Park Trails
Four hiking trails in Hoeft State Park and a connector to the Sunrise Trail to Rogers City!
Hoist Lakes Foot Travel Area
20 miles of hiking and back-country skiing trails through aspen, birch, pine and hardwood forests. Numerous Kettle lakes and bogs add to the outdoor experience.
Huron Sunrise Park Trail - Oscoda
A beautiful shoreline trail along the unspoiled beaches of Lake Huron
Huron Sunrise Trail - Rogers City
An eleven mile paved trail suitable for biking, roller blading or walking. Connects Rogers City to Hoeft State Park, 40 Mile Point Lighthouse and miles of unspoiled Lake Huron shoreline.
Lost Tamarack Pathway
Wooded pathway beginning at Weber Lake State Forest Campground.
Mackinaw Historical Pathway
A two mile route that features historical displays outlining the history of the city and the Straits area.
Negwegon State Park Trail
12 miles of back-country hiking through cedar, ash, pine, oak and aspen forests, views of Lake Huron, and back-country camping sites.
North Central State Trail
62 mile rail-trail of crushed limestone stretching from Gaylord to Mackinaw City.
North Eastern State Trail
71 mile rail trail of crushed limestone stretching from Alpena to Cheboygan.
Norway Ridge Pathway
The 7 mile hiking, mountain biking and groomed x-country skiing trail follows sandy ridges through lowland forest habitat.
Ocqueoc Falls Bicentennial Pathway
Hiking and skiing at the largest waterfall in the Lower Peninsula!
Onaway State Park Trail
Trail through Onaway State Park on beautiful Black Lake.
Reid Lake Foot Travel Area
12 miles of gently rolling trail through the Huron National Forest will lead you around Reid Lake and many smaller lakes and bogs.
Shingle Mill Pathway
Popular pathway through Pigeon River Country!
Shore To Shore Trail
The Michigan Shore-to-Shore Trail is an over 220-mile long trail that runs between Empire on Lake Michigan and Oscoda on Lake Huron. It is open to horseback riders and hikers but not bicycles.
Sinkhole Pathway
A hiking trail around the Shoepac sink holes
Tawas Bay Pedestrian - Bike Path
Connecting Alabaster Township, Tawas, East Tawas and Tawas Point State Park.
Tawas Point State Park Trail
A trail around Tawas Point State Park, view sand dunes, special plants, and a historic lighthouse.
Thompsons Harbor State Park Trail
Trails meander through the undeveloped State Park with 7.5 miles of Lake Huron shoreline.
Wah-Wah-Tas-See Pathway
A foot trail that follows the South Branch of the Thunder Bay River.
Trails across rolling hills and through second-growth forest!
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Other Resources for Trail Information:
Up North Trails: Your Guide to all Trails in Northern Michigan. Click for interactive trail maps - nonmotorized and motorized!

The Iron Belle Trail: One hiking route, one biking route through Michigan!
Northeast Michian Road & Trail Bicycling Guide - 3rd Edition
Bike trails, road biking, hiking trails, and horse trails (surface type)
4-foot paved road shoulders
Trail heads, campgrounds and parks
Traffic volume for roads
Points of interest
Service levels in communities

These pages funded by:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,
U.S. Department of Commerce
and the
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Michigan Coastal Management Program
with assistance from the US-23 Heritage Route Management Council, NEMCOG, LIAA and many volunteers.

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