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Potawatomi Trail

Unadilla Township, MI

Potawatomi Trail is a 17.5 mile loop trail located near Gregory, Michigan that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November.

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  • Best Trail Running

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Skyline Trail
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23 Completed 14 Reviews

Nice views!

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Lighthouse Trail
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23 Completed 14 Reviews

Our family has hiked this trail at least a half dozen times. We have always begun at the Ludington State Park beach house and walked up the beach to the lighthouse and then back to the parking lot on the trail/road. Walking on sand can be uncomfortable if you have never done it before. We try to spend as much time as possible on the harder, wet sand. After a short while you will be able to see the lighthouse in the distance, but seeing it does it not make it actually close. We usually go up to the top of the lighthouse for spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the surrounding forested sand dunes. A beautiful trip every time.

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Island Lake Recreation Area
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

good trail, good hills some flat areas but a lot of sand

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macomb orchard trail
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8 Completed 2 Reviews

As long as you don't expect hills (which you can't really do in this part of Michigan anyway), this is a great trail. It runs through a variety of different terrain, from woods, to orchards, to farmland. Very well maintained, lots of parking locations, occasional restrooms. Some nice bridges.

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Platte River
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8 Completed 5 Reviews

My family has been canoeing down this river for over 60 years, generation after generation we go every summer in July. My earliest memories of this trip are from over 30 years ago when I was a child and had to sit in the middle of the canoe. Now I take my children down the Platte every summer. The week of the 4th is absolutely the most crowded it is above any other week of the year so take that into consideration. I personally love this river crowded or not. We put in at the Riverside Canoe Livery on M-22 and take it all the way to Lake Michigan ending at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world (IMO). Not quite half way through the trip we stop on the sand bar in Loon Lake, usually along with a few dozen other people, for a quick swim, and hang out to enjoy the scenery. Platte River point, at the end, offers views of Sleeping Bear Dunes, and the beach at end of Old Indian Trail, a little to the South. Once we complete the trip, usually we spend a few hours enjoying the beach, where the warmer water of the river meets the cooler water of the lake making for a less jolting experience in Lake Michigan. The best part being that your car will be parked at the end of the trip so you can pack plenty of supplies for an extended beach stay. You will have to pay $10 for a park pass to park there, but this will give you access to all of the park features for a week.

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Highland Recreation Lakes
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great local trail system. I was trying out some new gear so I was packing about 20 pounds. I took the longer green trail 5.9 miles and made it in about a 2 hour easy pace. The only negatives are that they are doing a new road construction in the park and the trail is closed in a few places. A few redirection signs would be nice to help find the trail during these spots. I'm not sure why they are even building a new road the one through the park seems fine and the new road almost mirrors it.
Just one more note for anyone doing the trail soon. There was a huge storm that went through here night before last and I encountered dozens of downfall across the trail. Not just small trees but huge oaks and such.

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Fort Custer Recreation Area
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Had a great time with my son. I use to mountain bike back before there marked trails to do so. Riding on these trails was great. Lots of whoops and speed. We will be back

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Fort Custer Recreation Area
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1 Completed 2 Reviews

Had a great time with my son. I use to mountain bike back before there marked trails to do so. Riding on these trails was great. Lots of whoops and speed. We will be back

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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
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13 Completed 13 Reviews

We kayaked this on a damp day and it was by far the best kayaking experience I've ever had. So amazing to go up close and paddle into the caves. We even ate lunch in one of the caves.

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Miners Falls
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13 Completed 13 Reviews

So fun to see waterfalls in michigan! Pretty easy hike. My dad and I went on a rainy day and it was really colorful.

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