C.S. Mott Nature Preserve and Baldy Dune Loop

MODERATE 2 reviews

C.S. Mott Nature Preserve and Baldy Dune Loop is a 3.2 mile loop trail located near Blaine, Michigan that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of our favorite trails. In addition to the forest hike (we like the birds) the views of the water and coastline are some of the best. There is a lesser known option for groups. You can run down to the beach but we split up. Some like the climb back up but some enjoy to hike the shoreline to Watervale on Lower Herring Lake which is just as adventurous. It’s a long walk, take shoes that you don’t mind getting wet. You will have the lake entirely to yourselves. When you get to Watervale you will see the trail going from the beach to the road. It’s an easy place for the other part of your group to pick you up once they get to the car.

hiking
3 months ago