Category Archives: Skiing Destinations

Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania

A beautiful area to visit both during the summer for hiking, and winter for skiing. The Laurel Highlands State Park  has several trails in the area that can be checked out on the interactive map below.

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail vicinity

I have winter-backpacked about half of the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail. Part of the Potomac Heritage Trail, it is one of the most celebrated Pennsylvania hiking trails for its varied terrain and wondrous beauty.  The ridge line area is beautiful, and the trail even crosses the Seven Springs Mountain Resort ski slopes.


Added Allegen State (Michigan) Game Area Ski Trails to the regional trail page

Allegan State Game Area Forest (West Lower Peninsula ~ 5 hour drive from Dayton)  offers 25 km (15 miles) of trails that are groomed for cross-country skiing. Skiing is permitted only after January 1. There are two sets of loops, one on each side of the road.  Click here to view the Allegan_State_Ski_Trails PDF Allegen_state_vicinity