Shanty Creek Resort Trails is a 2.5 mile loop trail located near Mancelona, MI and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
cross country skiing
Great variety of terrain starting with a drop in elevation from the Nordic Ski Center (just beware getting back up to it at the end of your route is a bit of a bear). Trails were just a bit narrow for skating. But were perfectly groomed the day that I skated out, (except for Frog Holler which was deep powder going out, but I followed the groomer back in). Pine Cone (red) was a great flat segment and I really enjoyed Legend's Loop too. A great place to get in a nice long workout and explore terrain.