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Mayfield and Wadsworth Roads
Mayfield, MI

Phone: (231) 941-0960
Web site: http://www.natureiscalling.org/
Region: Northwest

Half hidden in a rugged woods east of Mayfield is East Creek Reserve, a lightly used park that includes ridges that rise almost 140 feet above the scenic Boardman River tributary. The 560-acre reserve, owned by Rotary Charities and managed for public use by the Grand Traverse Conservation District, was established in 2001 and today features more than 4 miles of trails open to hiking and mountain biking. Passing through the park is the Shore-to-Shore Horse Trail.The reserve is also open to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing though winter access is much more limited. Mayfield Road, one of two access roads to the park, becomes Snowmobile Trail No. 510 from December through March and is im ...

Elberta, MI

Phone: (231) 929-7911
Web site: http://www.gtrlc.org
Region: Northwest

Tiny Elberta, population 372, is located on a small peninsula, surrounded by Lake Michigan to the west, Betsie Lake to the north and Betsie River to the east. Anchoring the village to the south is a towering ridge that rises almost 260 feet above everything else.A big dune in a little town overlooking a spectacular beach.Long used by locals as a recreation area, the tract was purchased by the village of Elberta, with assistance from the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and a grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, in 2010. The following year Elberta Dunes South Natural Area was dedicated as a 58-acre preserve.Squeezed between M-22 and Lake Michigan, Elberta Dunes So ...
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East Creek Reserve

1.5- & 2.2-mile loops
Multi-use trails
East Creek, forested ridges
Nearest City or Town:
Traverse City

Elberta Dunes South Natural Area

1.2 miles round-trip
Foot path
Dunes, Lake Michigan
Nearest City or Town:

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