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Nordic Trail Festival, Presque Isle

PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:28 am
by Tom Nolette
Nordic Trail Festival expected to draw 100 mountain bikers to Presque Isle
The sport could become a key player in a recreation-based economy.

PRESQUE ISLE — The Nordic Heritage Center on the outskirts of Presque Isle is like a hidden world. A 10-minute drive uphill from the town’s main street, the red lodge rises above surrounding forestland like a welcoming castle. First designed as a world-class biathlon and Nordic ski racing center, the center has transformed in the last decade into a mountain-bike destination.

It offers 22 miles of single-track mountain bike trails, a lodge with showers, saunas, and a kitchen that are all open at no cost to the public. The trails are maintained and run by the nonprofit club that supports the center, the Nordic Heritage Center Sports Club... ... that-hill/