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A few different trails to take. I found myself adding on length throughout that way I could enjoy the entirety of the nature center. I’m glad I did because at the end of my last stretch I notice a late snapping turtle in a creek. Was really neat to see up close and got some photos. Will definitely be back!

Went on a rainy day so trail was pretty slippery! Took a few tumbles along the trail but overall Enjoyed the trip there and back.

Nice little hike. Did it with a 4 and 7 year old and had a great time for being close to home.

Paved hiking trail. Great for bikes, strollers, or just walking. We go here at least 1x a year. Lots of wildlife, including birds, deer, snakes & frogs.

A nice hike through the dunes. We couldn’t go in the lighthouse when we went (April) though I’m not sure if it’s open during the summer season or not. The beach was gorgeous. We only saw a few other people along the way, though I imagine it’s busier during the summer season.

Pretty views of the lake, easy trail, well marked, and very clean.

hiking
4 days ago

Hiked this trail on 4-21-18. I was expecting a muddy hike but it was not. The trail was well maintained. There were several other hikers & bikes. Everyone very friendly while passing. Loved this hike.

it says no bicycle. I drove all the way here and its says no bicycles

Good for mountain biking. Also for hiking if not too many bikes. Fun and challenging.

hiking
5 days ago

Awesome trail. Low traffic.

nice easy trails. lots of birds

hiking
6 days ago

Well worn, roots and hilly. Pretty views from a number of the bridges.

The area along where railroad tracks were are great for mushroom hunters!

The trail is the most well-maintained trail I have ever been on. It is not that steep, however, the red trail is both long and beautiful. It is definitely a mountain bike trail. I would love to bike it someday. I also love there are horse trails too!

Excellent trails

Busy yet beautiful

This is a great place to get a fantastic stair workout! View from the top of the Big Red Lighthouse and Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan. Nice trails to continue on if you like.

Amazing trails with great views. Spent a lot of good times in those woods.

hiking
16 days ago

This lake is so pretty, no houses and minimal people, great hike and beautiful scenery!

hiking
16 days ago

Pretty scenery, and pretty remote, you feel secluded for what it has to offer. All of Yankee Springs Recreation Area trails are well maintained and worth the travel!

16 days ago

Great trail overall, good for little kids to explore. I love the Yankee Springs Recreation Area, live here my whole life so it’s nice to have some of theses hidden gems to check out, speaking of which, must see the devils soup bowl while hiking graves hill!

Beautiful trail to hike .

hiking
18 days ago

Another beautiful West Michigan trail.

hiking
18 days ago

Hilly, sandy and a bit muddy at times, beautiful views, secluded, and it's you and the nature and the likeminded outdoor adventurers. Definitely coming back!

hiking
19 days ago

Spectacular views! Love hiking here!

Nice for Southeast Michigan

Loved this trail - perfect for kids too, distance is perfect.

trail running
23 days ago

Ran the red bike trail on a cold April, monday morning. No traffic on the trail, but did see other cars in the lot when we were done. It is definitely worn well, so they do get plenty of bikers. Great views, not much tripping hazards, well worth the drive

I took my engagement photos here in late August of 2016 and loved it

I just got into riding mountain bikes. This is my first trail and it was really nice and well groomed. I plan to hit many more trials and will be coming back to this one soon!

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