Swedetown Recreation Area
Swedetown offers something for everyone: the gentle 5k Green Trail; the 8k Bearchase Trail is gentle with a long uphill return; the 5k Backcountry Trail is less frequently groomed for classic only; the 2.5k Blue Trail with short, more steep hills and the challenging 8k Red trail with lots of fast turns and exciting descents. The 30k of trails are groomed daily for skating and classic skiing.
The Swedetown Chalet lower level is now open seven days a week for those out enjoying the trails at the Swedetown Recreation Area in all seasons. In summer and fall, open all daylight hours for cyclists, joggers and hikers. In snow season, open days and evenings for sledders and cross country skiers to come in and warm up. Sledding hill and select ski trails are lighted until 9 p.m.
Swedetown Chalet in Calumet, Michigan has restrooms, a changing room and drinking water available. Small sitting area so you can rendezvous with your friends to recount your trail adventures. Maps for summer biking and winter snowshoeing and skiing are available at the Chalet - plan some new challenging routes for yourself!
In snow season, come on up to the upper level for snacks, hot drinks and trail advice from our friendly chalet hosts.
Winter Season - After 5 p.m. on Tuesdays snow bikes are allowed on all trails. You must have a season or day pass. Fat tire bikes (3.7 or larger tires) only – no mountain bikes. 20 miles of winding trails, some hilly and some level. Have fun out there! Note: Fat Tuesday is cancelled if conditions are soft.
Daily or season pass required. Operated and maintained by Calumet Township and the Swedetown Trails Club. Chalet with snack bar open daily. 5k of loops lighted until 10 pm for night skiing. 10k snowshoe trail. Groomed sledding hill. Fishing, picnicing, hiking, biking available in summer. Ski rental, lodging, dining, shops and services available nearby. Open year round.
Some new adventurers are taking advantage of some of the trails at the Swedetown Recreation Area and most of them have four legs. Dogs are allowed to accompany their owners on the new 3-mile-long multi-use trails. Plowed parking on Woodland Road in Calumet Township. The multi-use trails are packed to allow skiing, walking and snow biking. Maintenance of the trails is supported by Swedetown Trails Club membership fees. A membership is required - either full membership or special membership just for the multi-use trails.