POV biker racing down a dirt track in the forest

Biking in Michigan’s U.P. in and around Newberry

Explore some of Michigan’s best biking trails along Tahquamenon Falls, Lake Superior and Whitefish Point!

One way to experience our popular landmarks, beautiful coastline and forested scenery is on two wheels! We recommend bringing a bike on the paths that allow it during your visit. Not only will you be able to set the pace a bit faster, but you’ll see more than you would in a shorter time than it would take to hike everywhere! Enjoy the twists and turns of our trails in Tahquamenon Country, they are in and around Newberry. 

Top biking trails in Tahquamenon Country 

Here is a list of our favorite biking trails. Pick one and see where the route takes you! 

Canada Lakes Ski Trail & Pathway 

Although it is common to hike and cross country ski on this trail, cyclers are also welcome. And good thing! That’s 14 miles of groomed trail you can explore during the spring, when delicate white wildflowers blanket the forest of sprouting trees that surrounds this doubletrack. 

The trail is well marked with pathway posts, arrows and maps, but some visitors have trouble between posts six and eight. However, there are so many other doubletracks to explore that being lost isn’t a problem here! Use the many loops and paths to create a short journey or an all-day adventure! From M28 east, turn on to County Road 403 south to the end of the road to find this trailhead. 

McNearney Bike Trail

Located approximately five miles north of Strongs Corner in Newberry, this trail has four loops totaling nine miles. Mountain bike the hilly and forested countryside that stands above ancient sand dunes on this scenic adventure trail. Learn more here

Whitefish Point Road

This 11-mile trail is perfect for the adventurous sightseer! Bike the scenic route along North Whitefish Point Road from Paradise to Whitefish Point, taking in both the tremendous historic and recreational opportunities offered by Paradise. Be cautious of automobile traffic on this route! Learn more here

Paradise Pathway

These two loops total over six miles. Located a mile west of Paradise on M-123, hundreds of miles of additional logging roads are available in the immediate region for the curious rider to travel. If you’re a skier or snowshoer, return in the winter for a brushed and well-marked trail. Learn more here.

Emerson Biking Trail

Located in Tahquamenon Falls State Park, this one-mile trail is located near the Rivermouth Campground on the Tahquamenon River. The last 200 feet of the trail leading to Whitefish Bay are incomplete, but still passable! Learn more here

Plan your Michigan biking adventure

While we’ve listed our favorite biking routes, Luce County is full of two-track roads and back roads that are perfect for biking on. We recommend stopping at the Newberry Information Office for a county map while you are in town. Start planning your trip today!


Kirkland Warbler
POV biker racing down a dirt track in the forest
Yellow Ladyslippers
Tahquamenon Falls in summer
scenic shot of Crisp Point Lighthouse
a small bunch of white trillium on the forest floor
closeup of rocks
Blackburian Warbler on a pine tree limb
The Tahquamenon Falls Riverboat heading up the river.
The northern lights over Lake Superior