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Nice little path in a small park. If you are there walk it but nothing worth going out of your way to visit. Nice playground for kids.

hiking
13 hours ago

Nice hike, great campground.

hiking
13 hours ago

Not really sure why this is on here as a trail. Its just a walk on the beach to the pier. Anyways its a nice walk but if you want to avoid the sand just take the board walk next to the channel. Also on the board walk there are two locations for icecream.

hiking
14 hours ago

This is an interesting trail. The stairs are hard but do able. There are a few stops on the stairs that you can take a rest stop. The sand is loose on your way down to the beach area. Its easier to just go bare foot once you get the sand. Fun trail that will get your hart rate up.

Amazing trail! People say it was easy, that’s not true! It’s very hilly! Nice scenery as well!!! Highly recommend!! .

hiking
bugs
16 hours ago

Very well marked trail. Only a couple muddy spots that were easy to navigate. A few hills but overall a flat hike. Bring bug spray!

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bugs
muddy
18 hours ago

I really enjoyed this short hike. It might be one of the best 3 mile hikes in the state. The back portion of the trail near the river was a bit muddy and there was a lot of mosquitoes so bring bug spray to enjoy the views with out being eaten up.

Check out my trip last weekend on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLFTn3O33Jg Nordhouse was my first experience backpacking about 5 years ago. So I always enjoy coming back. Our trip started the last weekend of May 2020, the weekend after Memorial Day. It was also my first backpacking trip of the year due to the Coronavirus shelter in place orders. So the trailhead was packed to say the least. Driving into Nurnberg Trailhead on Friday around 8PM, we saw cars lining the streets & a full parking lot at the trailhead. Luckily, Nordhouse is a big place and we quickly found ourselves alone after hitting the trail. We hiked straight to Lake Michigan & then turned south toward Ludington State Park for about 2 miles before finding a suitable dispersed site off the lake. We had neighbors, which I usually don't at Nordhouse, but they were far enough off not to bother. On day 2 we left the tents at camp, grabbed day packs, and did a 15 mile loop to the Big Sable Lighthouse, Lost Lake, & back through the interdune area. My favorite section was the interdune ponds we found at the border of Norhouse/Ludington SP. I had a blast swimming with my dog in the calm, slightly warmer waters just off the beach in the dunes. Day 3 we pack up our gear and hiked out about 5 miles back to the car. Instead of taking the same trail back in, we opted hiking further north toward Lake Michigan Rec area and hooked up with the Algoma Ridge Trail and then the Nordhouse Lake Trail further on. It was a nice scenic change of pace on high wooded dunes. Finally, we took a side trail at the end of Nordhouse lake which took us along the lake and then spit us out almost exactly where our car was parked on Nurnberg road. Overall, I've never seen this place more crowded but still managed to find plenty of solitude by hiking far enough in. Nordhouse is still one of my favorite places to hike & holds a special place for me.

Fun flowy trail, is pretty heavy on the bumps/roots though and started to get fatiguing on a hardtail mountain bike

hiking
bridge out
muddy
19 hours ago

Took me and the dog over 7 hours to complete. We went the last weekend of May, so the white flowers were done showing probably a few days before we got out. Lots of ticks, so be prepared. Otherwise loved this! Michigan hills!

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over grown
20 hours ago

Awesome trail! Definitely sandy the closer you get to the beach (duh). We had a hard time following the specific trail that this shows so we kind of went our own way!!

hiking
20 hours ago

Nice, short walk. There’s a part in the back which is heavily wooded with shag bark hickory & very beautiful.

on Ward Woods Loop

hiking
bugs
no shade
23 hours ago

Pretty good 3 mile trek!!!.... I try to do it 4 times a week

APR: 5 Great trails!! Up and down quite a bit.

Took about 6 hours with stopping at both beaches. Pretty muddy although breezy and pleasant; just make sure you are out by 6 PM or the bugs will start to be an issue. Water not deep enough to cliff jump. Both waterfalls are overrated IMP but all views along Lake Superior are for sure worth it!

washed out
1 day ago

Such a fun trail with little ones, the fairy houses are great! There are many different routes that loop around, so even if you go off the regular path, you can still find your way back pretty easily. Due to the recent rain and flooding there were some pretty washed out areas, so wear supportive shoes! Suprisingly, even though there are some swampy areas we didn't have a mosquito problem!

hiking
1 day ago

Really fun trail. I did this in the winter and at some points it was slippery bit not to bad. They also put on a class in the winter that you can make your own snow shoes.

Pictures look very nice but the only nice part was the water the trail is too overgrown with too many bugs especially with a baby (even though it says stroller friendly)

Very beautiful but had to have my phone out too much for gps.

Best trail I’ve ever done. I’d definitely do counterclock wise because chapel falls and beach are the best. Bugs are bad by the start at mosquito falls and all the way to the falls. It took us a long time because the views were gorgeous. The small waterfall by chapel beach was so refreshing to go in!

Would’ve been a nice trail except the side along the lake was completely in the lake. You could only walk the woods side of the trail, which was flat and pleasant.

This is a multi use trail- really not that bad. Started around 10am and we passed 9 bikers. Hikers going counter clockwise is the way to go. Bikers go clockwise.

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