Corsair Hiking Trails
Since the 1930's,the Corsair Trail System has been the crown jewel of the Silver Valley. During the winter season, the Tawas area is a full-fledged ski town. Iosco County is known for it’s many miles of scenic groomed trails -- some of the best anywhere -- and there is a growing legion of local ski and hiking fans to take advantage of it. It isn't just cross country skiing, the Corsair Trail system is perfect for the casual hiker as well.
The lure is the forest itself, the deep snowfalls, and the clean fresh air. And the views -- from such sacramental spots as Silver Valley, Iargo Springs, Corsair, Lumberman’s Monument, or the Highbanks, you can see clear across the AuSable River Valley and watch snowstorms advancing 20 miles away.
In any season, take the beautiful River Road along the AuSable River and follow the signs to the Lumberman's Monument. This is where Monument Road begins; cruise along for just a couple of miles and you will come to the trailhead parking area.
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Photo is courtesy of local photographer - John J. Ziza