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wild flowers




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fly fishing

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trail locations for Michigan
19 hours ago

Be aware that they don't allow pets in the park! Other than that a nice area with a mix of open field and wooded trails.

We had a great walk!

Quiet and beautiful. Multiple trails to customize the length of your walk.

Beautiful! Many turns throughout the wooded area. There are a few hills and several tree roots in the trails which made the hike a tiny bit more challenging then I was expecting. Once you hike up the sand dune that leads you out of the woods to Lake Michigan there is an orange arrow spray painted on a tree pointing towards the lake. In retrospect, I think that was an indication of the direction I should have gone to continue on the actual trail. Because I had my dog with me and there were signs saying that dogs were not allowed on the beach I ended up cutting through some wooded sand dunes to make my way back.
Even before that little detour I had already hiked 2 miles, so this trail is definitely longer than 1.7 miles...my estimate is that it's closer to 2.5 miles. Its a great trial and I can't wait to go back.

This is a beautiful quick hike to a breathtaking view.

This is a great place to walk dogs and take seasonal photos. Always a nice experience!

Nice way to see the fall colors. Multiple loops so you can do a short hike or spend a few hours out hiking around. Trials are easily marked with markers and map at forks in the trails. Beautiful water views as well as wetlands, and wooded trails. I would highly recommend this hike, especially for beginners and intermediate hikers. Also please note the trailhead is on the left off of birchwood drive, when you turn off of 23, the map took us farther in and the dead end street it takes you to is part of he back of the trails not the parking lot/trailhead.

Pretty nice trail; well looked after and the silo is fun to climb up. It is. Very easy and open so perfect for walking dogs or if you want to be in nature without going on an extreme hike.

Trails are beautiful, not a very long hike. The directions above did not take us there. Google Ring Rd! It's off of Brant Rd. We had to stop and ask for directions. Other than that, we enjoyed the hike and our 5 year old enjoyed the playground as well!

4 days ago

I love it! Took my dog and he loves it! Make sure you pick up after your pets! Beautiful during October. This trail will get you to break a tiny sweat.

5 days ago

This is a great trail if you live nearby. Easy walking trail & snowshoeing. Yes, this is a trail where many dogs are walked but avoid them by going weekdays when most dog owners are working. Walk or run the hilly trail to m-72. It's an oasis in the city, where you'll often see deer grazing.

Nice well maintained trails. Dog friendly. Went on a nice fall day. Not very crowded. Not always clear as to which way to go to complete the loop but if you check on the map then you'll be fine.

Easy. High foot traffic and people with pets at times.

Easy. High foot traffic at times & people with pets.
took a detour off the trail to the lake which was peaceful.

This is a great trail for getting out and getting some exercise. The trail is well marked except for the areas that go through the picnic and beach area. Along the the trail there are beautiful views of the lake.

The 3rd week of October is ideal for fall colors!
Be advised it's a moderate hike if you are going around and up the multi mile trek or it's almost strenuous if taking the 450+ steps up. Thankfully they have two person benches every 50-75 steps. The view at the top is spectacular. Going later in the day positions the sun for good photos.