MECCA, the Mercer Cross Country Association, was established in the early 70’s for the promotion of non-motorized sports and the maintenance of a 23km trail system on public lands in Mercer. As a not for profit organization MECCA relies on donations and partnerships with government agencies to continue to improve and expand the trail system for the general public.
This small core group of volunteers keeps the trails groomed in the winter for skiing and snowshoeing, as well as maintaining a warming chalet at the trailhead on Fierick Rd. The club has aggressively worked at improving the infrastructure of the system over the years, and has plans for increased improvements in the future to go along with Mercer’s commitment to non-motorized sports. http://www.skinnyski.com/trails/reports.asp