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Wild Woods Loppet

February 23, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


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Help raise funds for new grooming equipment for Wildwood Hills Pathway, while being challenged to ski a longer distance than you normally take on during an average day in the woods! Enjoy groomed classic cross-country ski trails in the company of other supporters. Ski, have fun and help the Friends of Wildwood Pathway and the Top of Michigan Trails Council raise money to provide new grooming equipment. Michigan Department of Natural Resources runs the groomer on the trails but the Friends of Wildwood pays for that grooming and WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Check the map to view 11-, 9- and 6-mile route options. Of course, if you’re a true Wild Thing, you can double up on any of these, or combine loops!  (Or if 4.5 miles is your goal – that’s great too!) The goal is to challenge you to explore longer and farther than you would normally. Gauge your start time between 9:30 and 11:00 am. Course will be open from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch will be served from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Yes, there will be a Wild Thing costume contest, so be creative and amaze us! Here are some traditional Wild Thing ideas.

As you ski, search for Wild Things and wild challenges along the trail.  There will be aid stations where you can rest and refresh with warm drinks and snacks. Remember, this is not a race! When you safely arrive back at your starting point, a taco bar lunch and cash bar awaits at the Indian River Golf Club to continue camaraderie with fellow cross-country skiers from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. (Yes, the food will be “still hot” when you get there!)  Prizes will be awarded at 2:30 pm.

Non-skiers may join in the fun at lunch for $20 donation. Adult Skiers are $45, Kids 16 and under $25.


How do I get to Wildwood? Check out this Google Map.

How do I get to Indian River Golf Club? Click Here.

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A GIANT Thank you to our sponsors:

Big Bear Adventures, Indian River; Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon; Latitude 45, Petoskey; Webster’s Pro Shop, Petoskey;  North Star Gardens, Indian River; Indian River Family Dentistry, Indian River; Ken’s Village Market, Indian River; Bear Barbell, Indian River; Northbound Outfitters, Grayling; Between the Covers, Harbor Springs; Nub’s Nob, Harbor Springs; Bear Cub Outfitters, Petoskey; Top of Michigan Trails Council, Petoskey; Outfitter of Harbor Springs; Awakon Federal Credit Union, Indian River, Grain Train Natural Foods Market, Petoskey; Northern Michigan Sports Medicine, Indian River, Bahnhof Sport, Petoskey. 


February 23, 2019
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Wildwood Hills Pathway
11330 Wildwood Rd
Petoskey, MI 49770
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Emily Meyerson & Margie Reh
Sue Bouwense