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A great trail with a diverse sections, very clean and easy walking trails. Camped at the campground and walked it twice. Dog friendly.

what a great trail. if you start at 1, it is very easy. the lady third of the trail becomes moderate. lots of places to sit to rest for a moment. there also is 3 rustic restrooms

Very good diversity for a small trail, and. great for kids.

I like this loop a lot. I usually park at the point and walk it woods first.

hiking
2 months ago

Love this trail and park did recent improvements (bridge over wet area, sand where erosion, signage). The woods portion is challenging with some hills and tricky rocks/stumps, enough to keep you on your toes and a great workout! Enjoy!

nature trips
5 months ago

What a beautiful area! We can’t wait to check it out in the summer.

hiking
6 months ago

We arrived about 11:00 am for a walk around the lake under a clear blue sky. The temp was crisp when we arrived, with the muddy trails mostly frozen. There are about a half dozen stream crossings, most with bridges. We saw only one other person on the trail. The east and south sides of the lake are the best. The rest is mostly meadow trail. Saw geese, woodpeckers and heard other birds, including redwing blackbirds.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

This is a great trail. It has something for everyone. The first part is open and easy to walk. The last third is in heavy forest and steep hills. what is nice there is a lot of places to take a break and rustic restrooms.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Didn't care much for the actual hiking trail, it was basically a mowed path. However once we switched over to the mountain bike trail it was really good! Lots of hills, walking over stones to get through the water, nice bridges.

hiking
Thursday, March 19, 2015

This is a good trail for beginners, since you can do a section at a time and work you self up to the full loop. I use it to get out of the house for a bit with out driving a long distant.

mountain biking
Monday, October 27, 2014

Blah. Boring. Just another reason to not go to Ionia.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Blah. Boring. Just another to not like Ionia... in my opinion.

on Sessions Lake Trail

mountain biking
Saturday, January 05, 2013

Nice trail keeps you on your toes. A little out of the way but the campground is nice to stay at.

walking
Friday, August 24, 2012

Very beautiful trail, I lived right next to it and have been coming here for the public beach for years. Me and my Fiance go for a walk here almost every other night. Amazing sunsets and views. Good for mountain biking too.

P.S. They also have canoe, paddle boat, and kayak rentals for $20 at the campground main office. :)

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2011

Very nice open paths if you look for them, lots of side paths, and great for exploring.

trail running
6 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, September 19, 2017

trail running
Monday, May 08, 2017

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

backpacking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Saturday, June 06, 2015

hiking
Saturday, October 25, 2014

walking
Monday, July 09, 2012