Seney Area Hiking, Biking & Cross Country Skiing,
Your Hosts Marc and Julie
The Fox River Pathway
originates here in Seney, just a mile walk from the motel, and connects
Pictured Rocks National Pathway
just north of Kingston Lake.
There is a Township campground here in Seney and a State Campground
approximately 28 miles into the hike at Kingston Lake. You can also
camp along the pathway if you are into roughing it. The path is usually
open for hiking in mid May as the snow melts through late fall when Old
Man Winter returns. This gives the hiker three seasons which to enjoy
its beauty. As spring seems to bring the forest back to life, it also
brings black flies and mosquitoes. Packing some extra provisions such
as bug spray will make hiking this time of year more enjoyable.
The fall is my personal favorite; when the hard woods change their
color and the different hues of red and orange blaze in the sun.
Fall also brings many hunters to the area and the woods are more
populated at this time.
Black bear, coyotes, fox, whitetail deer, wolves, rabbits, skunks,
raccoons, moose, beaver, otter, pine martin, (to name a few) and a
multitude of birds are all natural habitants of the Upper Peninsula.
This will most likely support some great photo opportunities but it will
also be necessary to be safety conscience while in their environment.
Bicycling is a wonderful way to see the
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
because you can travel through large portions of the back country.
All Refuge roads are open to bicycles, but the Refuge Manager
may close some areas during peak migration. The Pine Ridge nature trail
and the cross-country ski trails, however, are not open to bicycles.
Refuge staff drive through the back country while conducting surveys so
please be aware of the possibility of vehicles on the roads.
The Northern Hardwoods Cross Country Ski Trail in the Seney National Wildlife Refuge is groomed for traditional diagonal skiing.
Trails are groomed as needed, usually just before the weekend if there has been sufficient
Snowshoeing is permitted anywhere in the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, except on groomed ski trails.
Crossing the pools is not recommended as thin ice conditions may exist.