Blue Heron Trail Loop

EASY 26 reviews

Blue Heron Trail Loop is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Boston, Michigan that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Nice trails some over the marsh and through the woods, horse trails too. Plenty of wildlife to see . Very peaceful and tranquil . Great for kids because you can look down in the water and see fish, turtles and swans.

hiking
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backpacking
5 months ago

just an awesome place. many different trails and the scenery is gorgeous and pristine. so many things to see and experience.

hiking
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7 months ago

i come here every year! i love this place!

7 months ago

Love it.

8 months ago

walking
10 months ago

Seems like a nice environment, but be aware the boardwalk over the water is potentially hazardous for small children, non-swimmers and small, unhealthy dogs or dogs with disabilities.
November 12th my husband and I, with two of our dogs, began walking the boardwalk. Just after reaching open water, my husband looked out across the marsh, at that same moment, our aging pug stepped off the opposite side. She hung for two, maybe three seconds by her collar, then slipped out of it and into the water. She stepped off because she has no vision in her right eye, the same side of the boardwalk that she stepped off of. She also has deteriorating vision in her left eye, and has never swam before, so my immediate concern was that she might drown. My husband laid down on the dock and tried reaching for her, luckily instincts kicked in and she resurfaced and began dog paddling, but she was out of reach. Because she is little, aging and has poor vision, my husband had to get in the water too rescue her.

hiking
11 months ago

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.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

hiking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

We visit here often. The trails are well marked and maintained. Dogs welcome, on-leash. The paths are wide and easy to navigate. You never know what animals you'll see along the way.

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

All the trails at Crosswinds Marsh are very well maintained. I hike here at least several times a month year-round. There is a lot of wildlife here including deer, beaver, mink, coyotes and all sorts of birds including a resident nesting pair of bald eagles. The hiking is very easy. I don't think there is a hill higher than ten feet in the whole park. Parts of the trails will be muddy and/or wet to the point of impassable after heavy or persistent rains. Bring insect repellent in the Summer. Great place for birding.

hiking
Friday, April 29, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Great day

hiking
Sunday, March 20, 2016

Love it here!

hiking
Thursday, January 28, 2016

hiking
Sunday, October 25, 2015

I can not wait to go cross-country skiing this winter at the park!