spectacular views of Lake Superior...
spectacular views of Lake Superior...
fun outdoor recreation for the entire family
fun outdoor recreation for the entire family
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
beautifully groomed ski trails and sites
beautifully groomed ski trails and sites
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
get out and explore...enjoy healthy living
get out and explore...enjoy healthy living
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald
stay active year round
stay active year round
Photo courtesy of Laurie Johnson-Cook County News Herald

Check out all the festivities for the weekend of Feb 13-15!!

Pincushion Mountain Winter Festival (click here for more information)
Pincushion Mountain Women's  Ski (click here for more information)


We think it’s the most spectacular view of Lake Superior anywhere– if you hike to the Pincushion Mountain overlook on a sunny day you will agree. The Cook County High School holds their fall cross country meet on these trails – if you like running through the woods the hilly terrain will definitely hold your interest. But running, hiking, strolling and just plain ambling are all encouraged – keep an eye out for pine martens, wolves and the occasional moose.

The annual Fisherman’s Picnic Trail Run and the Pincushion Family Ski Festival are the two big community gatherings each year, young kids ski on the weekends in the Y-ski league, the high school runners are on the trails a lot, you may encounter a high school cross country ski race in the winter or an informal fall leaf hike in September, or you may find blissful solitude.

The trails have been developed by the NSSRC in conjunction with the USFS and Cook County. NSSRC was named Outstanding Volunteer Organization for 1999 by the US Forest Service. We invite you to join the NSSRC, be a part of this great trail system.

See you on the trails!

Trail Conditions

Groomers report, Feb 5   Jane and I groomed everything yesterday during the snow event.  All trails have new classic tracks, and the skate lanes should be in good condition.  We are ready for a weekend of skiing.
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Pincushion Mountain Winter Festival Sunday February 14, 2016

The Cook County YMCA is offering special rates for all race participants on Sunday afternoon.  This is a great place to take a sauna or hot tub after the race.  Don't forget your...more
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NSSRC Membership Drive IS Now On!!
We need your help so that we can continue to share the kind of outdoor experiences that only the north shore can provide.  Join us by becoming a member or sponsor, or simply make a donation.  The view of Lake Superior from our trail system looks a bit different when you are part of making it happen.  Click on “donate”  at the bottom of this page.
Click here to see our latest membership brochure
 
Groomers report, Feb 5   Jane and I groomed everything yesterday during the snow event.  All trails have new classic tracks, and the skate lanes should be in good condition.  We are ready for a weekend of skiing.