Winter in Heaven
The My Lake Home Cross Country Ski Trails
My lake Home Ski trails travel thru hardwood forests of
red and white pines, winding thru frozen wetlands of cedars where viewing the lake is magnificent. There
are a few easy and short side hills where Aspen and Birch preside. The varied terrain makes skiing enjoyable for
the beginner, intermediate and experienced skier. Our trails are very private, very scenic and right
outside our doors.
Beginners like our Loon Lady trail that runs clockwise just inside the forest line off the lake then swings
back to The Ole Inn trail which leads guests back to the Inn.
have several options, most like to follow the Lower Pigeon trail which cuts by the cedars. Keep your eyes peeled and
you'll see lots of deer tracks and maybe even spot one. This trail leads you right to Sams trail and up to the Middle
Pigeon trail, from there you have 3 options. Intermediates usually take the Avenue of Pines trail where we usually see wolf
sign so watch for tracks, they are very illusive so chances are you will never see them. From there you can head back
to the Lower Pigeon trail, beware of the butt bouncer hill on your way back to Ole Inn.
skiers will follow the outside loop from Ole Inn thru Loon Lady then the straight away to the Eagles Nest trail which skirts
around a cut area with natural hills and winding trails. Keep your eyes peeled for eagles in late winter as you pass directly
below the nest. This trail leads you out of the back country and back to Middle pigeon trail. Expert skiers will continue
down the Middle with its hills and huge Pines to the Lady slippery trail that starts on a slight hill and has
a long straight away thru thick forest toward the lake, here we often get spooked by a fleeing grouse. The trail then splits
to head back to ole inn or swings back up hill to the Avenue of Pines which splits into two directions. From
there you can ski along the whole north end of the lake or loop back around off Ole inn and head back
to a warm fire and hot chocolate.
This is such a great ski area, I felt like I was the only person on
earth out there! Jack Mason