Of course the Shawano County Trail System will be the best as we work toward completing the Projects listed in the Shawano County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, but we would also like to list some of our member's favorite trail systems throughout the states.
With well over 100 miles of hand-built trail, the outstanding scenery, low-traffic, good road conditions, and varied terrain make for some of the finest riding in the Midwest. Between Houghton and Keweenaw counties, there are nearly 700 miles of pavement, only a tiny fraction of which are best avoided if traveling by bicycle. And if you're touring, be it cross county or around Lake Superior, you'll likely count the miles along the Keweenaw shoreline and final stretch of US-41 near Copper Harbor amoung the highlights of your trip.
There are some great places to ride out there, no doubt about it. But if you were to score overall rideability on the quality of roads and mountain bike trails, on the length of travel time to trails, the amount of traffic on roads, scenery, terrain, topography and weather, you'd have a hard time beating the Keweenaw.
Over 12 miles of paved bike trails through the City of Marquette MI which lead you through some of the most beautiful scenic areas in the country. The path leads the bikers along the shores of Lake Superior, past boating marinas, north to Presque Isle a 328 acre park, a large outdoor pool with a waterslide (no charge). The park proceeds alongside the Tourist Park Campground and Picnic Area, wooded areas surround the path to the south area of Marquette.