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.
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.
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. Besides mountain biking, this trail system is enjoyed for nature hikes, dog walking and trail running.
For winter recreation there are 35K of groomed ski trails. Primary trails are groomed daily for skating with set tracks for classic skiing. There are 5K of trails with trail lights on until 9 p.m. seven days a week. There are also back country loops – stride through the woods making your own tracks.
Bearpaw Snowshoe Loop has a lookout of the surrounding area at Calumet’s landmark water towers. Muggun Snowshoe Loop explores a creek and wooded area crisscrossed by many wildlife tracks.
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