Look for tall Swedetown Recreation Area sign and driveway at 56641 Osceola Road. This is the main trailhead with parking and Swedetown Chalet. Note: The Recreation Area has 2000 acres with multiple access points, therefore Google maps may lead you astray.
Main trailhead – From Hancock, drive north on US 41 toward Calumet. As you enter the outskirts of Calumet, look ahead for the prominent Visit Keweenaw center on the right. When this building is in sight, turn left onto Agent Street. Agent Street becomes Swedetown Road after a slight bend. At the next T-intersection, turn right on Osceola Street and look for the large driveway sign.
Alternate trailhead – The M203 trailhead is at 22500 State Highway M203. Watch for brown trailhead sign right before the intersection of M203 and Cloverland Road. From here you can jump onto Papa Bear Loop (ski trail) or Creek Snowshoe Trail. The Woodland Trailhead is at 24984 Woodland Road about 2 miles from the Chalet. From Osceola Road, turn right and travel 1.1 miles. These are the dog-friendly trails for skiing or snowbiking.
The area is known for recreation and wonderful trails for nonmotorized sports. Maps and information about other mountain bike and ski trails at KeweenawTrails.com
There are miles of hiking and mountain biking trails in the Keweenaw. Some highlights – Michigan Tech Nordic Training and Recreational Forest has extensive mountain biking trails including stunt structures for the adventurous. Nara Nature Park in Houghton has a bird-watchng boardwalk as well as scenic hiking trails. There is a beautiful chalet with fireplace and showers. Chassell Trail has 10 km of quiet trails. Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids system in Hancock has miles of mountain bike trails to explore in summer. The area includes the beautiful Swedetown Creek gorge. Copper Harbor Trails offer over 35 miles of the most unique terrain and challenging trails all the way out to Keweenaw Point.