MECCA Trails is excited to announce the second annual MECCA TRAILS WINTERFEST!
Flowage 15K Freestyle showcases the MECCA Trails through rolling upland forests, the open Little Turtle Flowage area, and turns around near Voss Lake.
Claire d’ Loon 5K invites everyone, but it is particularly suited for families and kids, and never strays too far from the trailhead cabin.
Turtle River Pursuit is a 22K, two lap affair – one 11K lap using classical and one 11K lap using skating techniques.
Mercer Springs Snowshoe Tour highlights the snowshoe trails at MECCA. There are 3+ miles of looped trails including the popular Klondike trail and the new Mercer Springs Snowshoe trail which goes through the upland forest, climbs and descends some steep hills and then across the vast Mercer Springs. It crosses a beaver dam at the headwaters of the Little Turtle River then goes back into the forest and connects with the Klondike loop before finishing at the trailhead.
Virtual skiers and snowshoers may choose when they ski, as long as it’s between Thursday, December 18, 2021, and Saturday, February 18, 2022. Racers will keep their own time and upload their results. Awards will be given to overall winners after February 18 and all participants will receive Winterfest swag.
MECCA TRAILS WINTERFEST is a collaboration with the Gogebic Range Health Foundation as a fundraising event. Proceeds will be used for trail and equipment improvements, promotions and community outreach. Registration opens on November 1st. For more information and current conditions go to MECCATrails.com or send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org.