Bike riding is a great way to get the exercise you need while experiencing the outdoors. If you are less experienced, you might want to try the shorter, easier trails. For the more experienced bike rider you can hit the longer more challenging of trails. Regardless of your experience level, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has a trail for you.
If you’re just starting out bike riding or are looking for a nice trail to take the kids bike riding. I would suggest Bodi Lake this is a great place to take the kids or the family for a bike ride. There is beautiful scenery with lots of squirrels to impress the little ones. A great place for that short ride at only 1.25 miles long and a nice riding trail. On a hot day the cool breeze off Bodi Lake is an extremely refreshing way to spend a few hours. Bodi Lake is located 32 miles NE of Newberry, MI via M-123 & CO Rds 500 & 437 at Bodi Lake State Forest Campground with no vehicle permit required.
Now if you are looking for a place with a little more trail I would recommend Marsh Lake. At 1.50 miles this is a nice little extra for someone who wants to have that little extra bike ride. With the cool refreshing breeze blowing off the lake you can really enjoy the fabulous outdoor foliage, with blacktop or compacted stone for a smooth biking experience. Located at Big Knob State Forest Campground with no vehicle permit required. For more information you can call Big Knob campground at (906) 635-5281
For the next level Biker you could try Pine Bowl pathway. Now there’s no cool breeze from a lake here, but it does have a lovely scenic trail for you to enjoy. You may want to bring a water bottle to this one it spans out 7.7 miles. I have enjoyed this trail on a nice day lots or birds and squirrels to satisfy the outdoor enthusiast in us all. Pine Bowl is located 19 miles SW of Sault Ste Marie, MI Take I-75 to the Kinross/Tone Road exit go east on Tone Road then South on Wilson Road.
Well if you are a little more experienced and want to go for that longer ride try Canada Lake. This 14 mile trail will get you that exercise you are looking for with its cool breeze off the lake and loaded with wildlife. This lovely place is located just 5.5 miles SE of Newberry via M-123, M-28 & Co Rd 403.
So you want that extreme workout? Then I have just the place for you Fox River. Fox River is located at Kingston Lake State Forest campground. This 27.5 mile trail will really bring out the adrenaline junky in you. Loaded with wildlife and foliage this truly is a beautiful place. When attempting this massive trail remember to make sure you r equipped with enough water you will need it. For more information on the Fox River trail you can call (906) 452-6227.
There you have it everything from beginner to the extreme and all in the upper peninsula of Michigan. And always remember leave the trails as you found them or better. If you see trash on the ground please pick it up keep our outdoors clean so our children will have something to enjoy when they grow up.