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Sugarloaf

HIKE SUGARLOAF SKI RESORT

Explore one of Michigan's most scenic abandoned treasures. Deserted since 2000, this former ski resort offers some of the best views on the Leelanau Peninsula.

MICROADVENTURE DETAILS

COORDINATES: 44°91'25.1"N, 85°81'49.4"W


LEVEL: Intermediate (Some effort, moderate activity and/or accessibility issues)  

TIME: Short (2 hours or less)   

ACCESSIBILITY: Intermediate (parking on site, accesibility issues).

THINGS TO DO:
Hiking, hammocking, sunsets
 

WHEN TO GO: Anytime, just be prepared for what the weather has to throw at you.

HOW TO GET THERE:
From Traverse City, take M-72 E. After 6.7 miles, hang a right onto S Cedar Hwy. 9.4 miiles later, turn west (left) onto E Bodus Rd. 0.8 miles later, turn right onto Townline Rd, and turn left onto S Sugarloaf Mountain Rd soon after that.

WHAT TO BRING: You won't need much besides some good shoes and a camera! Hammocks are of course a welcome bonus.

OPTIONAL SIDE TREK: Instead of a hike to the top, road bike the back side of the mountain off of M-22 for a quad burning climb. The scenic overview is well worth the sweat and tears on the top and will direct you into Leelanau’s pristine bike friendly roadways.

KICK IT UP A NOTCH: This old ski hill provides some hardcore fresh powder for some amazing backcountry skiing and snowboarding if you're up for the challenge. Or, kick it down a notch and enjoy a round of Golf with your friends at the well known Manitou Passage Golf Club.

TIPS: If you're looking for a relaxing spot to take in the views of Leenalau county, look no further. Sugarloaf was recently purchased and rumors are that it will be reopening in a couple of years, so experience the history before it’s too late.

 

 

 

 

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TRIBE PROVISIONS DOUBLE ADVENTURE HAMMOCK

Tried and tested by the M22 crew, the Double Adventure Hammock is great for hiking, road tripping, back-woods adventuring and much more. Made of durable diamond lock rip-stop nylon.