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Last week we asked our Instagram followers for their favorite hikes in Northern Michigan. From Pyramid Point to Pictured Rocks, here’s what they said!

Clay Cliffs Natural Area

Located on M22 north of Leland in Leelanau County
Moderate Hike | Clay Cliffs Website

Offering views of both Lake Leelanau and Lake Michigan, Clay Cliffs Natural Area is the perfect hiking spot for a sunny afternoon. This moderate hike has some hills and is a full 1.5-mile loop. Above the bluffs, there is a viewing platform with breathtaking views from 200 feet above Lake Michigan.

This is a great year-round hike for the entire family. Whether you’re searching for an easy way to get some fresh air on a Sunday morning or looking for a reason to take the pups out, Clay Cliffs is the perfect solution. Dogs are permitted on a leash and allowed activities include birding, fishing, hiking and snowshoeing.

View of Lake Leelanau from Clay Cliffs Natural Area.

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Leelanau State Park

Located north of Northport in Leelanau County
Easy to Moderate Hikes | Leelanau State Park Website

Featuring multiple trails, Leelanau State Park is the perfect place for a day full of hiking and exploring. Located four miles south of the lighthouse, beautiful trails take visitors through rolling hills and sandy beaches. The two most popular hikes for this area are Lake Michigan and Mud Lake Trails.

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Located in Munising in the Upper Peninsula
Easy to Difficult Hikes | Pictured Rocks Day Hikes

Quite a few of our Instagram followers recommended spending the day at Pictured Rocks and going on a few different hikes. Fortunately, Pictured Rocks has many different hikes ranging in distance from one mile to more than 40 miles. A few of the more popular hikes include Chapel Loop, Log Slide Overlook and Lakeshore Trail. Beautiful scenery, waterfalls and unlimited fresh air can be found on all of these hikes.

Image of Pictured Rocks from the water.

Pyramid Point

Located in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Moderate to Difficult Hike | Pyramid Point Website

A part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Pyramid Point was one of the most highly recommended hikes for gorgeous views of Lake Michigan. You can head up straight to the top of Pyramid Point in under a mile, however, you can also take the longer, more difficult 2.7-mile loop. The views at the top and downhill return make the incline on the way up completely worth it.

View of Pyramid Point.

Treat Farm Trail

Located in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Moderate Hike | Treat Farm Trail Website

Treat Farm Trail, a 2.6-mile hike, is also a part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. While this trail has a lot less traffic than others, there is a gorgeous view of Lake Michigan and the surrounding bluffs. This trail is a true treat and is one of the best spots to view spring wildflowers in Northern Michigan.