Swedetown Recreation Area has more than 25 miles of purpose-built single track mountain bike trails with maps and trail markers. There are some two-tracks good for riding as well. Besides mountain biking, this 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 at the start of the driveway. You will find parking here. During biking season, the Swedetown Chalet lower level is open for cyclists and hikers, with restrooms and drinking water. There is another trailhead on Spruce Street in Calumet and a trailhead on M-203, watch for big sign near Cloverland Road.
Thank you all volunteers who adopted a summer trail. Volunteers trim brush, rake slippery leaves off the tread and check for leaning trees or encroaching brush. We have equipment and can show new volunteers how to use it. Says a volunteer “I love going out and walking the trail I’ve adopted to make sure it is in top-notch conditions for riders.” More details in our Trail Elf Guide. If you are available to help keep the trails in shape and want to adopt a trail for the summer, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Swedetown File photo)