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.
There are two trailheads. 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.
For winter recreation there are 30K of groomed ski trails. Most 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.
Snowshoeing? We have three marked snowshoe trails. Bearpaw Loop has a lookout of the surrounding area at the water towers. Muggun Loop explores a creek and wooded area crisscrossed by many wildlife tracks.
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. The four season Swedetown Chalet is owned by Calumet Township, providing a welcoming starting point for trail adventures. 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
The landmark water towers for Calumet are located overseeing the trails.