Pentwater Pathways


South of Pentwater Lake, in the middle of a major Michigan tourism area, is a nearly pristine network of paths and trails known as the Pentwater Pathways. The Pentwater Pathways are gorgeous in every season. The trails cover mostly soft rolling hills, are heavily wooded, and are teaming with wildlife. There are several loops to choose from, all within the Pere' Marquette State Forest. Being close to the major north – south highway, the pathways make a nice place to take a break. No motorized vehicles are allowed, making this a quiet place.

These trails were originally designed and built for cross country ski use and are groomed in the winter. Word spread and the snowshoe crowd began to show up, then the mountain bikers looking for an easier challenge found the pathways. The trail system includes four different loops, totaling 15 miles. From a skiing point of view, there are beginner to advanced trails. The pathways are also great for an easy walk in the warm months.