Copper Harbor Trails, Copper Harbor
Copper Harbor is a truly unique place. Built on a dramatic ridge at the extreme tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the views of Lake Superior are stunning, and there’s nothing of this grandeur anywhere between Rockies and the Appalachians. As great as the geography is, the trails are just as impressive. I’m not generally a fan of man-made stunts, but the trail designers here didn’t go too nuts with them and they did a nice job of building them “into” the scenery rather than over the top of it. Where available, natural features are incorporated as well.
South Marquette Trails, South Marquette
South Marquette is another “something for everyone” trail network. More importantly, though, is the fact that there’s plenty for everybody, and something of high quality for everyone. It’s a cross country rider’s paradise with multiple loops available through lush woods, but there are also major features and flow built into various trails scattered across the system. What this means is that anybody can tailor an outstanding route to fit his personal skill level and mood for that day, and come back time and time again and still find something fresh.