Best historic site trails in Michigan

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Explore the most popular historic site trails in Michigan with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of historic site trails in Michigan
Top trails (35)
#1 - Miners Castle Trail
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 16 m
#2 - Valley, Meadow and Windbreak Trail Loop
Heritage Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 54 m
#3 - Treat Farm Trail
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
The Treat Farm trail is an un-publicized trail within the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore. The trail begins with a gravel road gradually sloping up to the 19th century farmstead. Following a look around the farm buildings, the trail continues across the former farm fields to the bluffs' edge overlooking the lake. There are trail options to continue along the bluff for a ways north, or you can retrace your steps and climb the steep Mount Baldy trail for panoramic 270 degree views of the south and west.Show more
#4 - Mackinac Island Outer Loop
Mackinac Island State Park
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Length: 8.0 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
In addition to the biking/walking trail around the island, there are many great paths and trails venturing into the island. The forests provide beautiful cover, the old Fort Holmes battlements are partially preserved and you can see how one would have defended the island from this highest point. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved, smooth, and typically at least eight feet wide. The estimated grade is gentle (all 3% or less) so most wheelchair and stroller users will likely be able to traverse this trail.Show more
#5 - Old Mission Point Park
Old Mission Point Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
This is a lovely, well-maintained trail largely in sight of Lake Michigan. The trail and its offshoots are clearly marked, making this an easy, low-key walk with lots of options for shortening or extending your route. You may encounter some deer and owls. Excellent diversity from deep piney woods to sparkling beaches and a historic lighthouse at the apex. The trail is well maintained, and generally easy, with just a short downhill grade to the lighthouse. Show more
#6 - Maybury State Park Paved Trail
Maybury State Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 1 m
A pleasant hilly trail through the woods and by some ponds, popular for biking and walking. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and typically at least six feet wide. Users have reported most of the pavement is smooth. The grade is mostly gentle all estimated under 5% except for a steep section (8-12%) at about 1.9 miles where assistance may be needed. Show more
#7 - Lumbermens Monument Trail
Huron National Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
#8 - Eastmanville Farm Trails
Eastmanville Farm County Park
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Length: 6.0 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
Please note that this map display all shared hiking and equestrian trails in the park. You may choose to complete however much of the trail you'd like. This 229 acre property was once Ottawa County’s “poor farm” providing housing and work for indigent residents. Now an Ottawa County Park, the site is a breathtaking array of rolling open fields, steeply sloped stream corridors, and 1367 feet of Grand River shoreline. Remnants of the past include the 1930's era barn and historic cemetery. Portions of the property are leased to the West Michigan Agriculture Education Center for crop demonstration and public education purposes.Show more
#9 - Arch Rock
Mackinac Island State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 2 m
#10 - Mackinac Bridge Overlook
Straits State Park
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 27 m
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