Swedetown Recreation Area
The Swedetown Chalet's lower level is open seven days a week from 7 am until 8 pm during the winter months for sledders, snowshoers, and skiers enjoying the trails at the Swedetown Recreation Area. The Upper Level Chalet is open Monday - Thursday 10 am-3 pm, Friday -Saturday 10 am-8 pm, and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.
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 9 pm for night skiing. 10k snowshoe trail. Groomed sledding hill. Fishing, picnicking, 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.
Starting this season there will be 10K (6 miles) of new narrow trails for
snow bikes at Swedetown, starting near the Chalet. The trails are twisty,
turny and go through a variety of terrain to make them interesting and
fun. The new snow bike trails will be groomed after snowfalls and as
needed to keep them nice for riding. A special drag pulled by snowmobile will pack the snow so it is rideable. There are new signs and maps to guide riders through all the new trails.
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