Hiawatha National Forest – Au Train River Canoe Trail

Hiawatha National Forest – Au Train River Canoe Trail

Head out on this 10.5-mile point-to-point trail near Au Train, Michigan. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, you’ll find 10 miles of slow-moving river to explore, free of rapids and portages, making it a safe and fun experience. Watch for blue herons,...
Au Train Songbird Trail

Au Train Songbird Trail

Explore this 2.1-mile loop trail near Au Train, Michigan. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 43 minutes to complete. This trail is great for hiking, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring.
Rockport State Recreation Area

Rockport State Recreation Area

Located on the shores of Lake Huron, north of Alpena, the property includes a deep-water protected harbor, an old limestone quarry of approximately 300 acres, a unique series of sinkholes, a dedicated Natural Area (Besser Natural Area) and a broad range of land types,...
Negwegon State Park

Negwegon State Park

Negwegon State Park is a rustic, undeveloped area open for hunting and hiking. The 4,118-acre state park features a beautiful sandy beach on Lake Huron. The park contains a designated dark sky preserve for awesome opportunities to view the night sky. Please use...
Frankfort Public Beach And Playground

Frankfort Public Beach And Playground

Take the famously scenic M-22 down a hill to get into the city of Frankfort, and an idyllic village lays before you with sparkling Lake Michigan water and wide sandy beaches as a backdrop. (Courtesy of the website.)
Point Betsie Lighthouse Beach

Point Betsie Lighthouse Beach

Completed in 1858, Point Betsie Lighthouse illuminates the southern entrance to the Manitou Passage along the northwestern shore of Lake Michigan. (Courtesy their FB page.)
Van’s Beach

Van’s Beach

Van’s Beach and Hall Beach (adjacent to one antrtes The beach is Leland’s first public beach on Lake Michigan since the harbor was constructed in 1970. It lies at the base of the south breakwall of the harbor and was originally owned by the Hall family. The...
Matson’s Big Manistee River Campground

Matson’s Big Manistee River Campground

Matson’s Campground is located on the Big Manistee River between Wellston and Manistee, MI. We offer camping sites from rustic on the river, electric, water and electric and full hookup sites. All sites have a picnic table and fire pit. Our bathhouse is one of...
Lake Michigan Recreational Area

Lake Michigan Recreational Area

Lake Michigan Recreation Area is a four-loop campground located on the shoreline to Lake Michigan between Manistee and Ludington. In addition to the 99 single-family sites and 3 group sites, the site also boasts a day-use area with multiple picnic tables, pavilions...

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