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    Camping at Sleeping Bear dunes, where to bike?

    I live in IL, and I went camping to Sleeping Bear dunes last year and I loved it, very nice beaches, scenery and swimming. Problem is I didn't have much time so I didn't do much besides hiking and swimming. I'm planning to go back again for a weekend and a couple of extra days with my bike this time. Besides biking through the Pierce Stocking Scenic drive can anyone recommend any other scenic trails? I'm interested in both mountain biking and just some light scenic crushed limestone trails since I'll have another person with me who can't really mountain bike. I would like for it to be no more than, say 90 miles from Sleeping Bear dunes, otherwise it becomes a little bit too much. Is there anything in the upper Manistee forrest?

    I have searched the forums and mmba.org and the best I could find was Big M trail ( http://www.trailheadbikeshop.com/ride/ ). Problem with the forums and mmba is that they do not give detailed info on the location of the trails and how good are they. I would like if possible some detailed feedback from someone who actually lives in MI.

    So, can anyone recommend some good easy/intermediate mountain biking trails within 90 miles of Sleeping Bear dunes and some easy/scenic limestone path biking?

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    Arcadia Trail map

    There is a fairly new intermediate trail just above Arcadia, below Frankfort, just off M-22, Arcadia Dunes, it sounds like sand but isn't, I talked to a guy that lives up there and rides everything within 100 miles, (30+miles a day) he rates it as the best in Michigan, I asked what he thought of Big M and he said he wouldn't go back there, there are plenty of railtrails around too if you want paved, you'll find more info at MMBA website, I'm attaching a link, I'm going up soon to ride Arcadia. Happy Trails

    http://www.mmba.org/forum/viewtopic....=98143&start=0

    hold down Clrt and spin mouse wheel to enlarge map

    http://s892.photobucket.com/albums/a...icTrailMap.jpg
    Last edited by manabiker; 08-22-2010 at 03:43 PM. Reason: add trail map

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    Here is a cool map, check out Vasa too!!!


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    Arcadia for sure. Sections of the North Country Trail such as off of the Marilla trail head by the Big M are fantastic too.

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