Zippie's Ski Trail

North Central State Trail

Address: 45.41318,-84.6112
Countie(s) trail is located in: Cheboygan <> Otsego
Trail Type(s): Fishing <> Hiking <> Horseback/Equestrian <> Road Biking <> Snowmobile <> Swimming
Trail Measurement: 62 Miles
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A 62 mile multi-use trail connecting Gaylord, Indian River, Cheboygan and Mackinaw City.The trail has a 10′ wide packed crushed limestone surface and is open to all non-motorized uses year round and snowmobiles from December 1 to March 31.

Trail Mileage:

  • Gaylord to Vanderbilt 7.6
  • Vanderbilt to Wolverine 10.9
  • Wolverine to Indian River 9.6
  • Indian River to Topinabee 5.6
  • Topinabee to Mullett Village 6.6
  • Mullett Village to Cheboygan 5.3
  • Cheboygan to MDOT Park 8.4
  • MDOT Park to Mackinaw City 7.9

The North Central State Trail is a 62-mile (100 km) recreational rail trail serving a section of the northern quarter of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Following a route generally parallel to Interstate 75, the trail goes northward from the Michigan town of Gaylord to the top of the Lower Peninsula at Mackinaw City. It serves the towns of Vanderbilt, Indian River, and Cheboygan.

Access points

Location: Gaylord, Michigan
Services: Parking, Restroom
Distance (Approximate):
Coordinates: 45°02′18″N 84°40′46″W

Location: Vanderbilt, Michigan
Services: Parking, Restroom
Distance (Approximate): 7.6 miles (12.2 km)
Coordinates: 45°08′43″N 84°39′42″W

Location: Wolverine, Michigan
Services: Parking, Restroom
Distance (Approximate): 10.9 miles (18 km)
Coordinates: 45°16′22″N 84°36′08″W

Location: Indian River, Michigan
Services: Parking, Restroom
Distance (Approximate): 9.6 miles (15.4 km)
Coordinates: 45°24′47″N 84°36′40″W

Location: Topinabee, Michigan
Services: Parking, Restroom
Distance (Approximate): 5.6 miles (9.0 km)
Coordinates: 45°29′03″N 84°35′30″W

Location: Mullett Lake, Michigan
Services: Restroom
Distance (Approximate): 6.6 miles (10.6 km)
Coordinates: 45°33′44″N 84°31′30″W

Location: Cheboygan, Michigan
Services: Parking, Restroom
Distance (Approximate): 5.3 miles (8.5 km)
Coordinates: 45°38′09″N 84°29′14″W

Location: Mackinaw City, Michigan
Services: Parking, Restroom
Distance (Approximate): 16.3 miles (26.2 km)
Coordinates: 45°46′49″N 84°43′51″W

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References and More Info

  • DNR
  • Wikipedia
  • Compass Latitude: 45° 24′ 47.45″ N
  • Compass Longitude: 84° 36′ 40.32″ W
  • Numeric Latitude: 45.41318
  • Numeric Longitude: ‘-84.6112
  • Elevation in Feet:
  • Elevation in Meters:
  • Trail Measurement: 62 Miles


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