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5200 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 US

Phone: (800) 477-2757
Region: Southeast
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Located 9 miles northwest of Pontiac in Oakland County, Indian Springs was established in 1982 to preserve the last major section of the Huron Swamp and is one of 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Much...
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5200 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 US

Phone: (800) 477-2757
Region: Southeast
Website

Along with its impressive and awarding winning interpretive building, the Environmental Discovery Center features 60 acres of restored and created native ecosystems including ponds, wetlands and...
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5200 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 US

Phone: (800) 477-2757
Region: Southeast
Website

This short trail begins on the south side of the park office and skirts a small pond with observation areas. Its surface is asphalt, capable of handling wheelchairs.
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5200 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 US

Phone: (800) 477-2757
Region: Southeast
Website

The Farmland Trail departs from the nature center and provides a leisurely hike to the east. Through in the beginning it briefly swings through the woods it soon breaks out into a tall grass...
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5200 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 US

Phone: (800) 477-2757
Region: Southeast
Website

This is Indian Springs best trail for escaping into the natural world and possibly sighting wildlife. Woodland Trail is a 3.5-mile walk but three crossover spurs allow you to shorten it; Crosscut,...
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5200 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 US

Phone: (800) 477-2757
Region: Southeast
Website

You can view portions of the Huron Swamp and the woods of Indian Springs by hiking, skating or pedaling the parks paved Hike-Bike Trail. The trail is a 5-mile asphalt ribbon that extends from the...
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9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI 48348 US

Phone: (248) 625-0877
Region: Southeast
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Independence Oaks County Park is the largest unit in the Oakland County Parks system at 1088 acres, and a state-designated Wildlife Viewing Area. The park encompasses rolling hills, wooded ravines,...
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9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI 48348 US

Phone: (248) 625-0877
Region: Southeast
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River Loop is a 2.2-mile paved loop through the Clinton River Flood Plain Natural Area, a vast, wooded wetland that is the headwaters of the Clinton River. Part of the trail follows the paved lane...
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9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI 48348 US

Phone: (248) 625-0877
Region: Southeast
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This is Independence Oaks’ best hike, a 3-mile loop in the undeveloped half of the park that includes climbing the tallest ridges and following the shoreline of Crooked Lake. Keep in mind the hike...
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9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI 48348 US

Phone: (248) 625-0877
Region: Southeast
Website

Nordic skiers, even those who live in Oakland County, are often pleasantly surprise the first time they ski the trails at Independence Oaks County Park. Not because the trails are so well groomed...
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4167 M-137
Interlochen, MI 49643 US

Phone: (231) 276-9511
Region: Northwest

One of the first things most visitors notice in Interlochen State Park is the well-preserved Big Wheel, the device the loggers used to haul timber out of the woods at the turn of the century. Its a...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Phone: (906) 482-0984
Region: Western Upper Peninsula
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Isle Royale is one of the most unusual national parks, not just in Michigan or the Midwest but in the country. It is one of the smallest at only 210 square miles and has one of the lowest numbers...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Phone: (906) 482-0984
Region: Western Upper Peninsula
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The Greenstone Ridge, the backbone to Michigan’s unique island national park, is also responsible for the state’s best long distance hike; the 42.5-mile Greenstone Ridge Trail. This is the trail...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Phone: (906) 482-0984
Region: Western Upper Peninsula
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Few backpackers who have walked the Minong Ridge Trail will argue that this 29-mile route is one tough trek. Minong Ridge is not only the most challenging stretch of the Isle Royale’s 161-mile...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Phone: (906) 482-0984
Region: Western Upper Peninsula
Website

The Feldtmann Ridge Trail is another one of Isle Royales great walks, a 10.3-mile trek across the high ridge from Feldtmann Lake to Siskiwit Bay. Because of a major forest fire in the 1930s,...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Phone: (906) 482-0984
Region: Western Upper Peninsula
Website

The Rock Harbor Trail is probably the busiest trail in the park. In midsummer, when the Ranger III pulls in, a stampede often results as hikers scurry down the trail to secure a shelter or campsite...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Phone: (906) 482-0984
Region: Western Upper Peninsula
Website

Originally Native Americans used this route to portage their birchbark canoes across the Island, from Chippewa Harbor to McCargoe Cove. The Civilian Conservation Corps built this trail in the...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Phone: (906) 482-0984
Region: Western Upper Peninsula
Website

Mount Franklin Trail is often the entry ramp for hikers tackling the Greenstone Ridge Trail. From a junction with the Rock Harbor Trail, it runs 2 miles to the ridge, passing the Tobin Harbor Trail...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Phone: (906) 482-0984
Region: Western Upper Peninsula
Website

The trails in and around Rock Harbor and the eastern end of the park offer the most variety of any on Isle Royale. For an afternoon of craggy coastline and pounding Lake Superior surf, the Albert...
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800 East Lakeshore Dr.
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Phone: (800) 678-6925
Region: Western Upper Peninsula
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A non-profit educational organization, the Isle Royale Keweenaw Parks Association (IRKPA), in partnership with the National Park Service, promotes the public's understanding, appreciation, and...
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1031 W. Dexter Trail
Mason, MI 48854 US

Phone: (517) 676-2290
Region: Heartland
Website

Kitty corner to the Ingram Conservation Center is a working farm called Rolling View. How appropriate.In the agricultural heart of Ingham County, the Ingram Conservation District property is a...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

One of the most popular dayhikes on Isle Royale is the 5.1-mile loop formed by Daisy Farm, Mount Ojibway, and a portion of the Greenstone Ridge Trail. The walk involves climbing several ridges,...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Lane Cove Trail and the campground at its north end are the only avenue hikers have to the Five Fingers of Isle Royale, that special area of long, narrow bays and fiordlike coves. This is an...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

By renting a canoe or joining the MV Sandy at Rock Harbor Lodge, you can combine a water cruise with hiking and visit some of the most interesting spots on the Island. One of them is Lookout...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Ishpeming Trail winds from Malone Bay Campground to Ishpeming Point on the Greenstone Ridge, ascending three major ridges along the way. The steady climb makes this 7.3-mile hike more difficult...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The East Chickenbone Trail begins 0.7 mile from McCargoe Cove Camp¬ground and swings around the east end of Chickenbone Lake to the Greenstone Ridge Trail. It is often combined with part of the...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The Windigo Nature Trail is an easy walk near Windigo and good for loosening up your legs before the boat ride home. The self-guiding trail features 11 interpretive posts that cover everything from...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Windigo at the west end of the Island does not feature the number of short trails found in the vicinity of Rock Harbor, but there are still opportunities for overnight excursions and pleasant day...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The Feldtmann Lake Trail extends 8.5 miles from Windigo to Feldtmann Lake Campground. It often serves as the first leg of a popular 29.8-mile, three-day loop that includes Feldtmann Ridge Trail,...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Rainbow Cove Trail, a mere 0.8 miles long,  serves as both a interesting side trip for backpackers spending the night at the Feldtmann Lake Campground and a portage for kayakers paddling around the...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The 4.8-mile Island Mine Trail is an historical walk through much of the park's past. You could probably hike from Siskiwit Bay to the Greenstone Ridge in 3 hours or spend an entire day exploring...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Although the 3-mile Tobin Harbor Trail rises and dips a little, it is a wide, dry, and easy path to hike. Many hikers view the trail as a more scenic alternative to the stretch from Rock Harbor...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

A full day can be spent paddling from Rock Harbor Lodge to Mott Island and hiking the beautiful and little-used Mott Island Trail. The paddle is about 4 miles from Rock Harbor, and in good weather...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Beyond Starvation Point the Rock Harbor Trail continues to follow the rugged shoreline of Rock Harbor Inlet. But the western half of the trail, a 3.9-mile segment from Daisy Farm to Moskey Basin,...
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6301 Kensington Rd
Brighton, MI 48116 US

Region: Southeast

One of the newest trails in Southeast Michigan is Hickory Ridge Trail that opened in 2017 in Island Lake Recreation Area on the east side of Kensington Road. The 6-mile trail system includes three...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The 4-mile stretch of the Greenstone Ridge Trail from Mount Franklin to Sargent Lake is a scenic hike that follows the ridgeline and passes two routes to Daisy Farm Campground. The first is the...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Lake Richie is best known as the longest portage on Isle Royale, up to a 2.2-mile trek with a boat over your head to go from Moskey Basin to Lake Richie. Thankfully the trail is somewhat level and...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The Greenstone Ridge Trail from Mount Ojibway to the junction with East Chickenbone Lake Campground is a 5.7-mile trek of moderate difficulty along the crest of the ridge. Parts are scenic as the...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The Greenstone Ridge Trail from West Chickenbone Lake to Hatchet Lake Campground is a 7.9-mile trek that includes step climb within a mile of the campground that gains 250 feet in less than a half...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The 2.6-mile Hatchet Lake Trail connects the Greenstone Ridge with the Minong Ridge and is used by many hikers out of Windigo who want to walk only a portion of the rugged Minong Ridge Trail. It is...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The next section of the Minong Ridge Trail, the 12-mile-plus stretch from Todd Harbor to North Lake DeSor, includes a segment that is only moderately difficult followed by the most challenging...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The trek from Hatchet Lake to South Lake DeSor via the Greenstone Ridge Trail is a 8.1-mile day that in the first half offer a bit of climbing and some fine views of of Siskiwit Lake, Malone Bay,...
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5200 Indian Trail
White Lake, MI 48386 US

Region: Southeast

Indian Springs Metropark offers nearly 12 miles of cross country ski trails on three loops that are groomed and tracked for classic skiers. All three loops begin next to the park office that offers...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The Greenstone Ridge Trail from the South Lake Desor Campground to Washington Creek Campground is a long day, a trek of 11.3 miles. For many backpackers, however, this is also their final day so...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Although the Minong Ridge Trail from North Lake Desor to Washinton Creek Campground is not as difficult as the previous segments along the Minong Ridge, it is the longest one at 12.6 miles and...
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800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The southern inland lakes - Lake Whittlesey, Wood Lake, Siskiwit Lake, and Intermediate Lake - do offer one opportunity not found when hiking the Greenstone Ridge Trail or paddling though Rock...
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