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Trails and Scenic Sites
Trails and Scenic Sites
Viewfinders will help people with colorblindness
Thanks to Friends of the Ludington State Park a SeeCoast EnChroma enabled viewer was installed on the Skyline Trail at Ludington State Park. Free of charge for everyone
Thanks to Friends of the Porkies, viewfinders with EnChroma lenses will help people with colorblindness see the entire color spectrum at Lake of the Clouds. There are five colorblind viewfinders in total. Two at Lake of the Clouds, one standard and one ADA. One standard viewer at Summit Peak and two at the Presque Isle River at Nawadaha Waterfall: one standard and one ADA. Free to use.
Agate Falls Scenic Site
Agate Falls is located on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River. The falls are created as the river finds its way over an extended shelf of terraced sandstone. The resulting waterfall is a broad band of interlacing cascades and small falls nearly 40 feet high. Access to view the falls is via an improved, accessible foot trail.
Algonac State Park
Barrier-free access is available to the Bridge-to-Bay trail, a paved trail that runs from the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron and into the city of Algonac. Approximately one mile of this trail intersects the park.
Bond Falls Scenic Site
Bond Falls is a scenic and popular waterfall in southern Ontonagon County. An accessible boardwalk with six viewing locations has been added to this location.
Brighton Recreation Area - Bishop Lake Hiking Trail
The Bishop Lake trail is a universally accessible linear trail approximately 1 mile in length. A barrier free modern restroom is available near the trail. This is a seasonal building that is closed during the colder months. Barrier-free fishing pier is accessible from this trail.
Duck Lake State Park
A paved path provides a pleasant stroll through the woods and along the Duck Lake shoreline.
Grand Mere State Park
The first 1/4 mile of the Grand Mere Nature Trail is paved.
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 hiking opportunities are available. One section near the lake is paved and ADA accessible.
Island Lake Recreation Area
More than 18 miles of trails travel through varied habitats. Visitors can hike, run and hunt along the trails, which are split into two connecting loops.
Leelanau State Park
Approximately 8.5 miles of trails are available for hiking. A small section of the trail is ADA accessible.
Leelanau State Park
The first half mile of the Mud Lake Trail has accessible trail features, including a hard-packed surface and rope system.
Ludington State Park
A portion of the trail system is a hard surface and is ADA accessible.
Ocqueoc Falls Bicentennial Pathway
Access routes to the river corridor provide users a choice in how they access the shoreline that fits their ability and desire for adventure. A recycled plastic decked ramp that complies with Americans with Disabilities Act design requirements provides the easiest route of travel to the river. Other access routes utilize natural rock tiers placed to offer a variety of climbing challenges.
Port Crescent-Dunes Nature Trail
Completed in 2009 as part of the Access to Recreation grant. The project improved the limestone aggregate surface, re-routed sections to improve accessibility/slope, and added stamped concrete pads at each overlook/Interpretive stop. Each stop has a wayside display featuring the area's unique dune landscape, history and wildlife. The trailhead also features an audio message repeater with messages, benefitting the visually impaired.
The trails connect campgrounds, day-use facilities and a 2.9 loop circles the marsh and provides important interpretive stations along the way.
Tahquamenon Falls State Park
The Upper Falls features a ½-mile paved walkway that provides ADA accessible viewing opportunities of the 50-foot-tall, 200-foot-wide waterfall.
Waterloo Recreation Area - Discovery Center Trail
These foot trails are located at F10 on the park map. The Discovery Center Trails is a network of seven different trails that traverse a total of 14 miles. Of these trails, the "Rockway" loop is the only trail that meets ADAAG standards for universal accessibility.
William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail State Park
The William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail State Park is a paved, 22-mile trail 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
This non-motorized handicap accessible 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 parallel with the Day Use entrance road and leads to the handicap fishing pier on Gun Lake.