Chassell Ski, Snowshoe & Fitness Trail Info

Chassell Township would like to thank the Keweenaw Community Foundation for supporting our trail mapping project with its PHF Outdoor Wellness & Recreation Fund Grant! The grant provided funding for 3′ x 4′ trailhead signs at the Heritage Center, the old ice rink, Marinette Street, and Archambeau Road. The grant also provided funding for 18″ x 24″ signs at the 2k and 5k cutoffs as well as the Nature Trail access point to the south of the cemetery. The signs were printed by Copper Island Printing in Calumet based on GPS data collected by MTU’s Director of Research Computing, Gowtham who collected the data by covering all the trails in coordination with Jim Tervo, Jay Fedorocko, and Keith and Julie Meyers. The signs were installed by Joe Youngman and Cole Smith with the Chassell DPW. The signs include the classic cross country ski trail, the snowshoe trails, the fitness trail and the nature trail. The signs include updated rules that were formulated through the coordination of Township Clerk Lynn Gierke, the risk management function for the township’s insurance provider, the planning commission, Jim Tervo, and the township’s attorney, Amy Schultz. Township Supervisor David Mattson noted the signage will help trail users from getting lost and that the numeric designation’s on the signs will help emergency responders. Gowtham has also uploaded the GPS data to Google Maps so that can help orient trail users as well. We encourage township and area residents to take advantage of the trail system to help build their personal wellness and fitness!

Ski Trail Passes can be purchased by clicking here or to find information about purchasing locally.

Chassell Ski and Snowshoe Trail Map

Use this link to access the map on Google Maps-

Snowshoe Trail Lengths






During the winter, when the ski trail is groomed for classic skiing, it is not open to people who wish to walk or snowshoe. There are really nice snowshoe trails that are well marked. There are signs at the trailheads showing both ski and snowshoe trails, along with the rules for winter use. The trail is meant to be skied in only one direction, which is counterclockwise. Please do not ski the trail in a clockwise direction, which is very dangerous. Thank you for your cooperation.

The township allows mountain biking only on the Fitness Trail portion or the trails which you can ride as a 2k loop from the Heritage Center Trailhead or a 4k if you add the 2k extension from the 2k cutoff.  The trail is not available for snow biking during the cross country ski season. Please note the following:
*  Use of the trails is at your own risk
*  Alcohol is prohibited
*  Biking is prohibited during the cross country ski season
*  Bikers must yield to pedestrians
*  Dogs must be leashed

NEW-video link on how to use the Fitness Stations!-

Chassell Township Adds Fitness Stations to Trails – Press Release
September 14, 2019 – Students replace Chassell Township bridge
November 4, 2019 – Chassell Township launches fitness trails