Alert here

Create an Account

Some text here

Import Trip Plans

You or someone using this computer or device previously created Trip Plans.
What should we do with these plans?
Make these Trip Plans part of my account
Discard these Trip Plans


Some text here

Password Reset

Please enter the email you used to set up your account.
We'll send a link to use to reset your password.

Check Your Email

If there is an account with the email address , we will send you a link to reset your password

Mt. McSauba Recreation Area

09223 Mt. McSauba Rd.,
Charlevoix, MI 49720

Serviced by four tow ropes, most of Mt. McSauba’s six runs are on the front facing the day lodge but on the backside is Tornado Alley, so named because it catches the wind blowing off Lake Michigan. At the top of the Alley, you enjoy a panorama of the lake and the frozen shoreline and then can tackle Mt. McSauba’s longest run, a 1,100-foot-long intermediate slope with a vertical drop of 150 feet.

Trails are moderately paced and connect to Lake Michigan. This beautiful trail system also features an 18-disc golf course that offers changeling holes with breathtaking views as well.  While exploring the Mt. McSauba Recreation Area, climb to the top of the sand dunes to capture an awe-inspiring sunset. This trail system has a .7-mile loop to explore.  

More than just a ski slope, Mt. McSauba is a true winter recreation area. There is a skating rink with a warming cabin on the south side, a lighted sledding hill on the north side, and behind the towering dune a cross-country ski trail.

Distance: 0.7-mile loop
Trail Type: Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking
Terrain: Lake Michigan and dunes
Difficulty: Easy

Attraction Category
Beaches Hiking Parks
Recreation Type
Beach Biking / Hiking Trails Downhill Skiing X-Country Skiing


Opening in a new tab...