Welcome To Kalkaska

If hiking, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, biking, hiking, golfing, horseback riding, mushroom hunting, bird spying, or leaf peeping is your thing, we welcome you to visit us in Kalkaska.

Home of the National Trout Festival for over 80 years, and the North Country Scenic Trail for hikers has designated Kalkaska as a “Trail Town”. Not only are hiking trails available, but equestrian, mountain bike, ORV, and snowmobile trails as well. Complete with three golf courses, hotels, restaurants, and a short drive to Alpine and Nordic ski facilities, there are year-round opportunities for recreation. Come stay with us and don’t forget to get your picture taken at the Trout Fountain!

Iceman Commeth!

Held the first weekend of November, come rain, sleet, ice, snow or (if we’re lucky) sunshine, this annual mountain bike race is the longest point to point race in North America!

Fall Color Tour Train

Experience the autumn foliage of Northern Michigan in style with our passenger Color Tour train excursions! See schedule & event details at michigansteamtrain.com.

Featured Events

National Trout Festival

A National festival held to celebrate the opening of trout season in Michigan.

Kalkaska County Fair

An annual celebration of agriculture, livestock, crafts & community!

Christmas In Kalkaska

A winter celebration welcoming the holiday season to our community.

Stories From Kalkaska

Iceman Cometh Challenge

The Bell's Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge is back for its 29th year! The 29-mile mountain bike race from Kalkaska to Traverse City is conquered by professional and amateur athletes from around the world. To register for this event, please click here.   Read more...

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