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Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing on the Pentwater Pathway
Thousands of people choose Pentwater for their summer vacation, but it’s also a terrific winter getaway. One reason to love Pentwater in the winter is the Pentwater Pathway. It consists of 7.2 different trail miles that form four loops. If you ski each loop, which duplicate in some areas, you’ll cover over 15 miles. Pentwater Pathways is located within the Pere Marquette State Forest, and trails are groomed regularly. The area is under the care of the Michigan Wildlife Division of the DNR and the Oceana Cross-Country Association.
In the spring, summer and fall you can hike and mountain bike on the trails. Snow lovers find Pentwater Pathways the perfect destination. There is a wide path for skiing, with a flat to moderate grade. Snowshoers are requested to travel beside the trails rather than on them. Enjoy abundant wildlife in the heavily wooded area and few crowds. No motorized vehicles are allowed and there are no restrooms available.
To find the Pentwater Pathway head, take the Pentwater Monroe Road exit off US-31, turn west on Long Bridge Road and then south on Wayne Road. Entrance is about one mile south.
Snowshoeing enthusiasts also enjoy Snowshoeing at the Ludington State Park just minutes north of Pentwater.
Welcome to Charles Mears State Park in Pentwater, Michigan. Lake Michigan beaches for great boating and swimming, camping, and family fun.
Find artifacts, photographs, and lots of information and stories about the rich history of Pentwater at this historic museum!
The village of Pentwater, Michigan has beautiful beaches and fun shops to explore. They also host many festivals and events all year.
The Pentwater River provides opportunities to experience a paddle sport for the first time or take on a challenge for those more experienced.
Thinking about visiting Pentwater? Here is contact info for the tourism bureau, and to request a travel guide.
The North and South Pierhead Lights are located in Pentwater along Lake Michigan and are rare pier range light systems along the Great Lakes.