Swedetown Recreation Area is 1900 acres of rolling, primarily wooded land set aside for public use by Calumet Township. It offers outstanding year-round trails for all ages and abilities. Swedetown Chalet provides a welcoming starting point for trail adventures.
In summer and fall Swedetown Recreation Area has more than 25 miles of purpose-built single track mountain bike trails with maps and trail markers. There are also easy wide trails following former two-tracks. Besides mountain biking, the trail system is enjoyed for nature hikes, dog walking and trail running.
The main trailhead is on Osceola Road in Calumet, look for the big welcome sign. You will find Swedetown Chalet here, with restrooms and drinking water. There is also a trail head on M-203, watch for big sign near Cloverland Road.
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For winter recreation there are 35K of groomed cross country ski trails. Primary trails are groomed daily for skating with set tracks for classic skiing. There are 4K of trails with trail lights on until 8 p.m. seven days a week. There are also back country ski loops – stride through the woods making your own tracks. Snow bike trails start at the Chalet. There are five loops for a total of 10 miles of groomed snow bike trails, packed as needed.
The Swedetown Trails Club (STC), a nonprofit organization, partners with Calumet Township to maintain and improve the trail system and facilities. To contact the Club, send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org