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Your world-class skiing destination awaits you. Sheer Nordic Bliss
By Conor Mihell
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Wow! The Cross Country Ski Journal calls Stokely Creek Lodge "one of North America's finest cross-country ski destinations." They've got lots of other nice things to say about us, too; read the full article here.
Ron Bergin has a great reflection on his many fond memories of visting Stokely Creek over the last two decades, as well as information on Stokely's recent history and hopes for the future. Click here to check it out!
AOL's travel news site has a nice write-up of Stokely Creek Lodge, describing its history and offering a firsthand account of what it's like to ski (and eat!) at Stokely. You can read the full article here.
The Sault Star gives an enjoyable account of a afternoon spent skiing and snowshoeing to the top of one of Stokely's picturesque summits. The full article is available here.
Toronto's The Globe and Mail, February 19, 2010. Skiing Stokely Creek by Conor Mihell. Check out the article here
John Sutter from CNN.com reports that Stokely Creek Lodge is one of five great spots for cross-country skiing. In the CNN on-line article Ron Bergin from Cross-Country Skier magazine is quoted as saying,"The natural beauty--more than 12 square miles of it--is varied and always exciting" Check it out at: www.cnn.com/travel
Cross Country Skier, Volume 29 Issue 1. "Memories of Stokely Creek" by Ron Bergen. Click here for article.
The Oakland Press, January 22, 2009. "Stokely Creek is a Cross-Country Skier's Dream" by Roger Beukema
Canadian Cross-Country Ski Lodge is World-Class Fun - William Semion
If you want to experience breathtaking morning landscapes, when the sun glints gloriously through backlit hardwoods worthy of any artist's palette, go to Stokely.
If you want to experience what some who've skated or kicked on routes from Oslo to New England call one of the top five cross-country ski experiences in the world, go to Stokely.
And if you want to experience great lodging, impeccable meals and wonderful camaraderie among fellow skinny ski devotees, go to Stokely.
Shelley Irwin, February 18, 2009 | WGVU We bring you part one of a snow shoe/cross country skiing adventure at Stokely Creek.
From Kim Schneider/Travel Coach. When CNN asked the publisher of Cross Country Skier Magazine to name his top five getaways, it's little surprise that he picked Ontario's Stokely Creek among them. Click Here to check out the article
Silent Sports Magazine, October 2008 by Dave Foley
"My wife and I have skied throughout Michigan and central Ontario, but the Stokely experience keeps drawing us back there since that first visit 25 years ago."
The Lansing State Journal, Tuesday Feb 3, 2009. "Cross country skiing is good for mind, body" by Dick Miles
What better way could there be to deal with the challenges of a hard winter then to jump into a car and head 300 miles north into Canada to a hilly and very snowy place at the eastern end of Lake Superior?
Lansing State Journal, February 18, 1997 "Cross country skiing adventure a delight" by Dick Miles
"Howard Pierce of East Lansing has skied most of Michigan's cross country systems, but Stokely remains one of his favorites. 'Because it's so big, you never have too many people around,' Pierce said. 'It also offers trails to suit a wide range of abilities, from the novice to the experienced skier.'"
Outside Magazine Travel Guide 1996/97
"As Canadian winter sports traditions go, there's nothing quite like the Wabos Wilderness Loppet. During the last weekend of March, the Algoma Central Railway's Snow Train chugs 35 miles north from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, into the wintry hills east of Lake Superior, stops at the tiny settlement of Wabos. As many as 500 skiers pile out and, like a herd of crayon-colored caribou, ski 17 miles west (loppet means "long trip" in Norwegian) through forests of spruce, fir, birch, and pine to Stokely Creek Lodge.
Stokely is blessed with reliable snow and varied terrain, unusual at mid-continent, and there are more than 75 miles of well-marked trails. For great views, ski to Hang-glider's Lookout on the flank of King Mountain, at 1,880 feet the highest elevation hereabouts."
Cross Country Skier, Volume 18 Issue 4 "Stoked on Stokely" by Jim Chase
"I think the thing that surprised me most is how complete the experience was. The trail system is huge, well laid out, and diverse. The accommodations are comfortable, attractive, and reasonable. You can get a sauna or a very professional massage...
The setup at Stokely encourages a friendly atmosphere. You'll meet other guests at meals, and there are numerous common areas, many with fireplaces, that further the cause of camaraderie and conversation."
Read the blog on the Web site of Stokely Creek Lodge, and it shows Calvin College President Gaylen Byker has been scouting potential snowshoe trails at the ski touring center.
Ontario's Stokely Creek Lodge is a Midwestern nordic legend. It's a skiing giant. It has history.
Nestled along Superior's shores, Stokely Creek has no shortage of late-season powder