hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail. Easy.

Nice hike especially in late June when the lotus flowers bloom...

walking
9 months ago

Nice easy trail. Mostly shaded, love the boardwalk. Less than 2 miles. I am 55 and go on a hike 1-2 times a month. Did this trail in 45 minutes and that was stopping for 2 geocaches.

Great walk through wooded land around a nice lake. Easy and well maintained.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

One of my favorite places in Kent County. There are several spur trails to get extra miles in.

walking
Sunday, October 09, 2016

I thought this was a really nice easy trail and if you go around sunset you'll be happy

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016

Really great walk around the lake, with optional offshoot trails.

hiking
Monday, September 12, 2016

Very nice trail! Can be a little buggy depending on when you go so make sure to wear bug spray. The red trail is nice but not too hard and everything is well maintained.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Trail was relatively easy except for one steep part on the "hard" trail (red) and it was also very muggy and hot. Trail is gorgeous and the normal lake trail is relatively flat. We hiked the red trail with the blue trail which was about 4.1 miles. Tons of colorful mushrooms!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Great trail for a family hike. Our 5 year old handled it just fine and had a blast along the way. Took us about an hour and a half.

hiking
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

This is a nice set of trails that allow a variety of difficulties. Those looking for a more physical harm me can take the woodland trail path instead of staying on the fairly flat lakeside path.

Note: Dogs are not allowed on this trail as it's a nature preserve, and you could be subject to fines if caught with your dog on the trails.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Great trail. There's a smaller (yellow) loop and the larger (red) loop. The larger probably only being about 1 - 1.5 miles long. Lined with pine trees and pretty wide in most places. It also connects to a paved bike trail that goes a ways in either direction.

trail running
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Nice trail running location or going fro a scenic walk. Given MI has not true hiking areas this is a nice opportunity to spend an hour or two. Not crowded

Thursday, April 14, 2016

beautiful

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Perfect.

cross country skiing
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Best hike in the area by far! Can get a little crowded on a nice weekend, but there is enough trail to separate your self from the crowd.

hiking
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Awesome place to hike. We went on a Friday and only saw one other couple the entire time. A lot of rules, like no dogs or canoeing, but that's probably why it's still pristine. My favorite hike this year. It's clockwise only with a turnstile so you can't go the wrong way. Also, no bikes allowed.

hiking
Monday, April 27, 2015

I grew up in the mountains down south and Pickerel Lake (Fred Meijer Nature Preserve) reminded me of home. The hills were refreshingly beautiful but easy to hike. We visited Pickerel Lake on a sunny, Sunday in late April. There were quite a few people there but we never felt crowded on the trail. We did the Lake Trail (blue) that was 1.9 miles. We also did the white trail (.77 miles), so we probably hiked a total of about 2.8 miles. This ended up being too long for our 3 and 6 year old. I think from now on we need to try for 1 or 1.5 mile hikes with them. Our 11 year old daughter thought it was great though. Next time I’d like to go with just my husband and do the Woodland Trail (red) which is supposed to be more challenging than the others. This is a very peaceful (no boat) lake with several people fishing there. You’ll see many trees downed by beavers and possibly a couple beaver houses which we found fascinating. There seemed to be parts of the white trail that weren’t on the map, but still had signposts. I think they just looped around though so you probably wouldn’t get lost on them.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Very nice views, I only walked about 4 miles of the trails during some training but very scenic!

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