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Trails and Scenic Sites

An accessible trail through the woods - a wide wooden walkway/ramp to enable access on the trail.

Trails and Scenic Sites

Trails and scenic sites with accessible features

Below is a list of suggested trails and scenic sites with accessible features. Please note, while we make our best attempt to keep this information updated and accurate, trail conditions and features can change.

Also check out locations with color blind viewers and parks with track chairs for additional accessible scenic site and trail options.

Agate Falls Scenic Site

Agate Falls is located on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River. There is an accessible observation platform that provides views of the crest of the falls. Access to view the falls is via an improved, accessible foot trail. An accessible picnic area with grills, vault toilets and parking is available at the adjacent roadside park.

Bond Falls Scenic Site

Bond Falls is a scenic and popular waterfall in southern Ontonagon County. An accessible boardwalk with six viewing locations, roadside parking and picnic tables are available.

Bridge to Bay Trail

The 54-mile Bridge to Bay Trail follows the St. Clair River from New Baltimore in Macomb County to Algonac State Park in St. Clair County and north to Lakeport State Park in St. Clair County. The trail connects trail users to downtowns, neighborhoods, parks, museums, beaches, lighthouses and more.

Duck Lake State Park - Paved Trail

This short, out-and-back, paved trail is set along scenic Duck Lake. The east end of the trail can be accessed at the picnic shelter, and the west end of the trail can be accessed on Scenic Drive near the entrance to the park.

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park

The 92-mile trail connects Comstock Park (Grand Rapids) to Cadillac. Asphalt covers much of the trail, except for a 22-mile section between Howard City and Big Rapids that’s natural ballast and hard-packed gravel.

Grand Mere State Park - Paved Trail

The .7-mile (one way), paved trail starts in the parking lot and heads along the west side of the park’s large dune.

Harrisville - Heritage Trail

The 2-mile paved Heritage Trail runs north and south. It passes the day-use area and the campground and connects with Third Street, where visitors can follow the road into the town of Harrisville. There are multiple points of access, including the campground and day-use parking lot.

Hartwick Pines State Park - Old Growth Forest Trail

The 1.25-mile paved trail loop takes visitors through 49 acres of remaining old-growth forest and past many unique buildings, including the Hartwick Pines Visitor Center, Logging Museum, Chapel of the Pines and Memorial Building.

Indian Lake State Park

A variety of trails traversing different habitats along Indian Lake and Dufour Creek totaling 2 miles, including a quarter-mile, paved, accessible trail.

Island Lake Paved Trail

An out-and-back trail at Island Lake Recreation Area that stretches 4 miles (one way). The trail connects to the Kensington Metropark Trail and the Huron Valley Trail, which are also paved.

Lakelands Trails State Park

Part of the Great Lake-to-Lake Trail that stretches from South Haven to Port Huron. The paved section of trail lies between Hall Road in Hamburg Township to M-36 just west of Pinckney.

Leelanau State Park - Cathead Bay Trails

Located 4 miles south of the lighthouse, rustic campground and day-use area on a separate piece of parkland. The first half mile of the Mud Lake Trail has accessible trail features, including a hard-packed surface and rope system.

Ludington State Park - Sable River Trail

The Sable River Trail is paved and stretches approximately 1.5 miles. Interpretive panels help tell the story of the village of Hamlin and the area’s logging history.

Maybury State Park - Paved Bicycle

A 4-mile paved trail, shown in blue on the Maybury trail map and guide. Biking, hiking, rollerblading and skate skiing are popular along this accessible, multi-use trail. Access the trail from the Eight Mile Road park entrance parking areas.

Ocqueoc Falls Bicentennial Pathway

Hike along the Ocqueoc Falls Bicentennial Pathway to get the best view of Ocqueoc Falls. The pathway includes four loops from 3 to 6 miles in length. Trailhead is located at Ocqueoc Falls State Forest Campground.

Sterling-Marsh Trail

A 2.7-mile, paved loop that offers views of the marsh and lotus beds and provides access to an observation platform and viewing tower. The trails connect campgrounds and day-use facilities, and provides important interpretive stations along the way.

Tahquamenon Falls State Park

The Upper Falls features a 1/2 mile paved walkway providing viewing opportunities of the 50-foot tall waterfall. The Lower Falls can be viewed from the accessible Ronald A. Olson Island Bridge.

Waterloo Recreation Area - Discovery Center Trail

The Discovery Center Trails is a network of seven different trails that traverse a total of 14 miles. Of these trails, the "Rockway" loop meets ADA standards for universal accessibility.

Wilderness State Park - Big Stone Trail

The trail surface from the trailhead near the Pines Campground to Goose Pond Dam meets ADA standards. The remainder of the trail is wood-chipped and does not meet ADA standards.

William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail State Park

A paved, 22-mile trail running from Hart to Montague, passing through rural, forested lands. Scenic overlooks and picnic areas are located along the route. This is designated a wildlife viewing area.

Yankee Springs Recreation Area - Gun Lake Trail

The trail connects the Gun Lake Campground with the day use area. Start at the campground, the trail enters a boardwalk crossing a bog area, then continues on a slag path and another boardwalk leading to an accessible fishing pier on Gun Lake.