July 6, 2020

It was with a tremendous amount of regret but little surprise that the Short’s Glacial Hills XC Challenge joined dozens of other northern Michigan in cancellation this summer. It’s a tough decision, but we believe it was the right one for riders, volunteers, and our gr...

April 27, 2020

Our second installment on Glacial Hills turns from the history of the trails to the future! From new forms of recreation to updated wayfinding, there is still so much more to come from this great natural space. If you missed Part One, check it out here 

As the Glacial...

April 27, 2020

We are extremely excited to offer you the first of a two-part series on the history of the creation of Glacial Hills Pathway and Natural Area. We asked our friend Art from the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy to help share the story of how all of our organizati...

April 6, 2020

Across the state and around the world, we’re facing uncertainty and fear. From threats to our health, setbacks in our economy, and a sense of isolation few of us have experienced before, the pandemic has changed our way of life like nothing else. 

Normally, we’d be spen...

October 2, 2019

After a warm and sunny September, October has rushed in with a little rain, a little wind out of the north, and the changing of leaves all over! There are few times as enjoyable to be out in the woods, and when you’ve got trails like these, you probably want to spend a...

July 8, 2019

Sunday, August 18 is our day to show off!

We take an incredible amount of pride in the our trails. We earn it, too; our trail crew puts in countless hours throughout the year to make sure we offer mountain bikers, runners, hikers, and families an unrivaled outdoor exper...

June 17, 2019

The Grass River Natural Area turns 50 years old this year!  To mark this milestone, GRNA hosted their Summer Kick-off Party on Saturday.  The day was filled with education, crafts, games, live music, food and fun.  Several conservation, environmental protection, and ou...

June 5, 2019

Summer is well and truly here, and that means it's time to add a few dates to your calendar. 

For the second year, Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association is partnering with Short's Brewing Company to offer area mountain bikers a challenge. The NMMBA Trail Series in...

May 6, 2019

This weekend, outdoor enthusiasts from all over the region joined us in northern Michigan for a special spring treat. Over three days, Shanty Creek hosted the North Country Trail Association’s annual Celebration.

The event is an opportunity to bring together trail stewa...

April 22, 2019

With a weekend as wonderful as that we've just enjoyed, you can't miss the notes of spring playing on the trail. Nearly all of the snow is gone, and even the shaded sections of trail will be clear by the middle of the week. And when you do get out to enjoy Glacial Hill...

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