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Goose Rd
Honor, MI US

Phone: (231) 922-5280
Region: Northwest

Outside of the Porcupine Mountains, there arent too many places in Michigan where you need to ford a stream. But here we were, looking at a beautiful stretch of the Platte River with no foot bridge...
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37205 Mouillee Rd
Rockwood, MI 48173 US

Phone: (734) 379-9692
Region: Southeast

Middle Causeway is a dike that cuts across the heart of Pointe Mouillee and not only allows you to hike a shorter loop than following the perimeter dikes but leads you through the most interesting...
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37205 Mouillee Rd
Rockwood, MI 48173 US

Phone: (734) 379-9692
Region: Southeast

Driving south along Jefferson Road in the Downriver region of Southeast Michigan, you pass a Detroit Edison plant with its towering twin smoke stacks and then the Monsanto chemical company and...
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37205 Mouillee Rd
Rockwood, MI 48173 US

Phone: (734) 379-9692
Region: Southeast

For the most part this 9.8-mile route follows the perimeter control dikes in the Pointe Mouillee State Game Area and for some makes too long of a day on foot. The distance is ideal for a mountain...
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8555 Silver Hill Road
Pinckney, MI 48169 US

Phone: (734) 426-4913
Region: Southeast
Website

The glaciers that shaped much of southeast Michigan did a wonderful job sculpturing the Pinckney Recreation Area, a 10,201-acre state park that straddles the Livingston/Washtenaw County Line. The...
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8555 Silver Hill Road
Pinckney, MI 48169 US

Phone: (734) 426-4913
Region: Southeast
Website

The main reason Losee Lake Trail was built in 1996 was to give a hikers a quiet place to walk in Pinckney Recreation Area. Designated for "Foot Traffic Only", the 3.5-mile trail system is an area...
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8555 Silver Hill Road
Pinckney, MI 48169 US

Phone: (734) 426-4913
Region: Southeast
Website

The Silver Lake Trail is labeled as a 1.9-mile loop but Ive found it to be much closer to 2.3 miles. Even at this distance the trail is too short for most off-road cyclists so its spared the heavy...
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8555 Silver Hill Road
Pinckney, MI 48169 US

Phone: (734) 426-4913
Region: Southeast
Website

The best hiking in southeastern Michigan is in Pinckney Recreation Area, and the Crooked Lake Trail is another reason why. This 5.1-mile loop is a pleasant walk that traverses hardwood forests,...
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4650 Geddes
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 US

Phone: (734) 971-6337
Region: Southeast
Website

History and nature are well preserved and on display at Parker Mill Park. The Washtenaw County park straddles Fleming Creek just above its confluence with the Huron River west of Ann Arbor and...
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6685 Sheridan Rd
Saginaw, MI 48601 US

Phone: (989) 790-5280
Region: Lake Huron (Includes the Thumb)
Website

Located 5 miles south of Saginaw, Price Nature Center is a 186-acre woods surrounded by theagricultural heart of Saginaw County. This park offers a variety of amenities including picnic area,...
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Lone Pine Road
Gaylord, MI 49735 US

Phone: (989) 732-3541
Region: Northwest

Although it is technically a pathway in the Mackinaw State Forest, Pine Baron is more like a city trail on the edge of Gaylord. The pathway is less than 3 miles from the heart of the Ostego County...
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Pickerel Lake Road
Vanderbilt, MI 49795 US

Phone: (989) 983-4101
Region: Northwest

Pickerel Lake Pathway is an easy, 2-mile loop that encircles the lake, staying within sight of the water for much of the hike. Although at times you’re hiking through matchstick forests of aspen...
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Sturgeon Valley Rd.
Vanderbilt, MI 49795 US

Phone: (989) 983-4101
Region: Northwest

The lure of Green Timbers is history, trout and, if your timing is right, large elk. This rugged 6,388-acre tract, part of the Pigeon River Country State Forest, not only has wildlife, scenic...
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Sturgeon Valley Rd.
Vanderbilt, MI 49795 US

Phone: (989) 983-4101
Region: Northwest

The Honeymoon Cabin was once the most popular destination in Green Timbers before it was removed in 2016 despite the protests of backpackers, hikers and snowshoers. The cabin was perched on a high...
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Sturgeon Valley Rd.
Vanderbilt, MI 49795 US

Phone: (989) 983-4101
Region: Northwest

As far as anglers are concerned, most of the Sturgeon River in the Green Timbers area is a hike-in adventure. Many who want to fish and then overnight hike to the Green Timbers Cabin, a 2.3-mile...
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9966 Twin Lakes Road
Vanderbilt, MI 49795 US

Phone: (989) 983-4101
Region: Northwest

The Pigeon River Country State Forest is a rugged 105,049-acre tract located 20 miles north of Gaylord and occupying the high central plateau of the Lower Peninsula. The forest is an outdoor...
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3500 Wixom Road
Commerce Township, MI 48382 US

Phone: (248) 685-2433
Region: Southeast
Website

Proud Lake is a 4,700-acre state recreation area in the southwest corner of Oakland County whose terrain ranges from rolling dense forests and vast wetlands to a chain of lakes and 3.5 miles of the...
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3500 Wixom Road
Commerce Township, MI 48382 US

Phone: (248) 685-2433
Region: Southeast
Website

The main trailhead in Proud Lake Recreation Area is located in the large day-use parking area just down the road from the park headquarters and near the organization campground. But this loop...
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3500 Wixom Road
Commerce Township, MI 48382 US

Phone: (248) 685-2433
Region: Southeast
Website

This short and easy walk is ideal for children, even those as young as three or four years old. The small lake, technically an impoundment, provides them with something to constantly to look at...
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4480 Orion Road
Rochester, MI 48306 US

Phone: (248) 651-9260
Region: Southeast

Within the mushroom of development that is northern Oakland County is the Paint Creek Trail, an 8.9-mile rail-trail between Rochester and Lake Orion. For the most part, the trail is a wooded path...
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7 Mile Road
Baldwin, MI US

Phone: (231) 775-9727
Region: Heartland

Before even hoisting their packs for an overnight trek to Lost Lake, some hikers think their already lost. At the Pine Valleys Pathway parking lot there are signs and directional arrows for...
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2475 M-119 Hwy
Petoskey, MI 49770 US

Phone: (231) 347-2311
Region: Northwest

In the middle of the resorts, summer cottages, shopping areas and marinas that line Little Traverse Bay from Petoskey to Harbor Springs is Petoskey State Park. This 303-acre sanctuary may not be...
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2475 M-119 Hwy
Petoskey, MI 49770 US

Phone: (231) 347-2311
Region: Northwest

One of the most popular names for a trail along Lake Michigan is Old Baldy, a dune that everybody climbs for the view of the Great Lake below. Petoskey State Park is no exception.Its Old Baldy...
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2475 M-119 Hwy
Petoskey, MI 49770 US

Phone: (231) 347-2311
Region: Northwest

Portage Trail is the longest path in Petoskey at a mile from one end to the other. Older park maps show it as a partial loop but the actual marked trail extends from Dunes Campground to Tannery...
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2475 M-119 Hwy
Petoskey, MI 49770 US

Phone: (231) 347-2311
Region: Northwest

Petoskey State Park has a limited ski trail system that often serves as a place where locals go for a quick outing. Everybody else who has driven this far north usually searches for something more...
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1775 Port Austin Road
Port Austin, MI 48467 US

Phone: (989) 738-8663
Region: Lake Huron (Includes the Thumb)

The Campers Trail is the most scenic path in Port Crescent State Park. The trail, a 2.3-mile loop with a 0.3-mile cutoff spur, lies in an area of the park completely surrounded by water, with the...
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N8391 Sand Point Rd
Munising, MI 49862 US

Phone: (906) 387-3700
Region: Eastern Upper Peninsula
Website

The towering sandstone cliffs known as the Pictured Rocks rarely fails to impress whoever passes through this far north. First it was Ojibway tribes who would honor the spirits of such a grand...
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1505 Sand Point Rd
Munising, MI 49862 US

Phone: (906) 387-3700
Region: Eastern Upper Peninsula
Website

In one of the most spectacular regions of the state, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, you have one of the most spectacular paths to hike, the Lakeshore Trail. The 42.4-mile trail, part of the...
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Sturgeon Valley Road
Vanderbilt, MI 49795 US

Phone: (989) 983-4101
Region: Northwest

Pigeon Bridge Campground in the Pigeon River Country State Forest is frequented by hikers as it serves as the trailhead for the Shingle Mill Pathway, a system of five loops that passes through some...
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M-37
Traverse City, MI US

Phone: (231) 223-7322
Region: Northwest
Website

The 62-acre Pelizzari Natural Area is a mix of woodlands, meadows, wetlands and shoreline in the southern end of Peninsula Township.  Remnants of the farm fields and orchards are still evident, but...
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Pyatt Road
Traverse City, MI US

Phone: (231) 929-7911
Region: Northwest
Website

Located just off Bowers Harbor in the heart of Old Mission Peninsula, Pyatt Lake represented one of the most botanically diversed, privately-owned properties in the region. At times locals referred...
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33303 Headquarters Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953 US

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Most people follow the Big Carp River Trail in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park from east to west. Theybegin the day on a high rocky bluff overlooking the rugged landscape of an ancient...
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33303 Headquarters Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953 US

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Region: Western Upper Peninsula

This is the crowning jewel of trails not only in the Porkies but in all of Michigan and possibly in the Midwest. The Escarpment combines a high rocky bluff and alpine-like vistas with views of the...
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33303 Headquarters Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953 US

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The Overlook Trail offers one of the few loops into the rugged interior of the park that is under 10 miles in length, making it an ideal dayhike for those with only a few hours left on their...
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County Road 519
Wakefield, MI US

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The East River Trail and the West River Trail are actually two separate paths but when combined, as they usually are, they form another scenic loop in the Porkies and the best trek for families...
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33303 Headquarters Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953 US

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Region: Western Upper Peninsula
Website

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, the beloved Porkies to many backpackers, is not only Michigan’s largest state park at 59,020 acres but it’s also the most rugged and the wildest. The...
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South Boundary Road
Ontonagon, MI US

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Lost Lake Trail extends from South Boundary Road to Government Peak Trail and along the way passes a yurt, a backcountry campsite and, of course, its namesake lake; a small, remote, and beautiful...
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Summit Peak Road
Ontonagon, MI US

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Region: Western Upper Peninsula

These two trails plus a portion of Little Carp River Trail form a pleasant half-day hike along a route that is scenic but not nearly as heavily traveled during the summer as the Escarpment or the...
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Summit Peak Road
Ontonagon, MI US

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The North and South Mirror Lake Trails provide a route that crosses the heart of the Porkies, beginning from Summit Peak Road and ending at the Lake of the Clouds Overlook. The highest point is...
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South Boundary Road
Wakefield, MI US

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Pinkerton Trail is the shortest route to the cabins and campsites near the mouth of the Big Carp River, a popular destination for many hikers. Others choose Pinkerton Trail to bypass the rugged...
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33303 Headquarters Rd
Ontonagon, MI US

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Cross Trail is probably the least traveled route in the park. It connects the Lake Superior Trail at the mouth of the Big Carp River with the Little Carp River Trail near Greenstone Falls. It is a...
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South Boundary Road
Ontonagon, MI US

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Region: Western Upper Peninsula

When the water is up or during spring runoff, there is no finer trail for waterfall lovers than the Union Mine Trail. But its a great walk any time of the year for those intrigued by the copper...
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South Boundary Road
Ontonagon, MI US

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The Nonesuch Mine site includes an abandoned copper mine and the remains of a small ghost town in the southeast corner of the Porcupine Mountains State Park, just off South Boundary Road. The mine...
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M-107
Ontonagon, MI US

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Correction Line Trail is a well-traveled route that connects Big Carp River Trail, 4 miles from Lake Superior or 5 miles from the Lake of the clouds Overlook, to Mirror Lake. Its commonly used to...
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M-107
Ontonagon, MI US

Phone: (906) 885-5275
Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Deer Yard and Superior loops can be combined for a 3.5-mile ride that will be gentle on the mind and easy on the cardiovascular system. The loop may be limited in mileage but features two of the...
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Chapel Rd
Shingleton, MI 49884 US

Region: Eastern Upper Peninsula

The Lakeshore Trail is one of Michigan's classic backpacking treks, a 42.4-mile walk from Grand Marais to Munising. But if you don't have four to five days to spare or the desire to haul a backpack...
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33303 Headquarters Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Big Hemlock Trail is a 4.5-mile trail that is tracked in winter for skiers. It departs from the Double Trail on the backside of the downhill ridge near Union Spring Trail and ends back at the...
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33303 Headquarters Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

Technically Union Spring Trail is an access route into the park’s interior and not a day hike as it extends 4 miles from South Boundary Road to Government Peak Trail. Along the way it passes the...
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33303 Headquarters Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953 US

Region: Western Upper Peninsula

The natural features along the 6.9-mile Government Peak Trail are less outstanding than what is seen on the park's other long-distance trails - Lake Superior, Little Carp and Big Carp - and...
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