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mountain biking
1 day ago

Offers trails for every skill level.

If you are looking to spend time in the sleeping bear dunes area with some degree of seclusion, this is the place for you! Four days was just enough time to hike the trail and enjoy all there is to offer from the island. The other reviews stand true and cover most of the bases. I highly recommend NMI!

Got a little lost on an unfinished trail, but in a good way. Great because you can walk 2 miles or 20 miles.

Wonderful hike to a beautiful secluded beach. Very exposed and sandy mounting the dunes on the return, but worth every step. Consider returning through the same wooded trail in rather than finishing the loop if it’s hot, or bring lots of extra water.

First time running this trail. Will not be the last!

Very nice trail with easy pathways. Short and easy to navigate. Good scenic areas to rest and very clean. Not much traffic; nice place to sit and think. Beautiful.

This an easy, relaxing trail. There are many options for the loop and the scenery is beautiful all seasons. great location at the base of the old mission peninsula.

The hike isn't very hard, it's just long. The trail offers many options to pick your own path. The new section of boardwalk is a nice edition. Recommended for everyone including the wheelchair accessible section that leads to the lookout.

hiking
1 day ago

Really cool view of the lake.

This trail winds and is steep. The way back to the car will always be at an incline which may be a little difficult for some. The view of the lake was cool too.

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome hiking!

Loved our hike!

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked this trail on the last day of March in the rain, park was closed and there were no other tracks other then deer tracks. Nice easy trail and very quiet.

One of the most beautiful bike rides I have been on. Very easy, but you do have to watch for people on tandem bikes and children.

Due to time and others we just went out and back, was a nice short hike the incline might be a little more strenuous for some people.

Very nice, easy trail. It took about an hour to walk it.

trail running
2 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous forest! Flowers which attract butterflies. Deer. Paved path with some hills. Well maintained. Bathrooms on the southern end.

Very challenging and fun day hike! Beautiful views from multiple dune peaks.

hiking
2 days ago

great trail to take the kids on.

This hike was a lot harder than we expected. The part through the sand dunes was a real slog! The rest of the trail was nice through the forest and a along the road. We also went to the top of the lighthouse which had a lovely view!

One of the the best walks with a historic lighthouse at the turnaround. Lighthouse volunteers provide an excellent tour.

Did this with two friends in early August 2017. Had a fantastic time, although this was our first major backpacking trip so we all carried too much food/gear and our packs were all 50+ lbs.
Compared to local Detroit trails, the Greenstone is physically demanding, but compared to most mountain trails, it really isn't that bad. The terrain is never really flat - it's constantly either up or down slope, but it is rarely steep.

We had a lot of fun stargazing and seeing the Perseids meteor shower. There wasn't much light pollution at all, but there were lots of high altitude airplanes flying by, which kind of ruined the remote feeling while stargazing.

The trail goes through multiple types of forests and it goes from easier to harder as you head from West to East.

This is a great trail with lots of peaceful clearings, winding loops, and quiet river scenes. There are lots of mosquitoes after wet weather, so use bug spray.

hiking
2 days ago

Wide paths, well marked. Didn’t see another person the entire time

Mid July. Hiked trail just after tour of the lighthouse ( cool and interesting by the way), the trail was easy for most of it but there was one section that was so overgrown that I felt I needed a machete to get through. Some areas were washed out. The views of the lake were beautiful however. Did not see much wild life other than a few species of frogs and birds. Decent trip.

Enjoyed this hike with family including 2-, 3-, and 7-year-old and several young adults. There are a lot of trails and we needed the app GPS to get back on track, but some nice stops would have been missed if we hadn't strayed a bit . The "old man of the mountain" (a local) led us to the East Bay overlook and we went off-trail for most of the fairy gardens and a nice flower garden. We never actually found the trailhead, but found a parking area behind The Commons that brought us close. Paths were mostly wooded so it wasn't as hot as I feared at midday.

Nice trail. Easy walking. Good variety of scenery. Trail markings are so-so, but the app kept me on track

3 days ago

Saw big moose on the trails

hiking
3 days ago

Easy to find off the main road. Plenty of ups and downs along the trail. Wear hiking boots if you can although good walking shoes will work. Be sure to use your bug dope as mosquitoes and deer flies hang out there. Tom and Joyce

walking
3 days ago

Gotta do it! The trees are fabulous. Tom and Joyce

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