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Trails and Scenic Sites
Trails and Scenic Sites
Viewfinders will help people with colorblindness
Specially adapted EnChroma lenses help people who have red-green colorblindness to see color more clearly, distinctly and vibrantly. The viewers are available at three Michigan state parks.
Ludington State Park on the Skyline Trail. Thanks to Friends of the Ludington State Park.
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park at Lake of the Clouds Scenic Overlook, Summit Peak Observation Tower and Nawadaha Falls. Both the falls and the Lake of the Clouds Scenic Overlook have two viewers, one of which is at a height suitable for wheelchair users. Thanks to Friends of the Porkies.
William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor—There are two viewfinders at the top of the hill courtesy of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge and Enchroma.
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.
Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park
Grand Mere State Park
The first 1/4 mile of the Grand Mere Nature Trail is paved.
Harrisville State Park
The Cedar Run Nature Trail winds for two miles through the inland forested areas of the park through towering pine and cedar trees.
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.
Stretching 33.5 miles between Kalamazoo and South Haven in southwest Michigan, the trail rests on an abandoned railroad bed constructed in 1871.
Lakelands Trails State Park
Mike Levine Lakelands Trail State Park is a 34-mile-long linear trail that stretches between Ingham and Livingston counties and passes through woods, pastures, picturesque wetlands and by the beautiful Huron River. This multiple-use trail suitable for biking, walking, running and equestrian use.
Leelanau State Park - Cathead Bay Trails
The park's trail system (also known as Cathead Bay trails) is 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
A portion of the trail system is a hard surface and is ADA accessible.
Maybury State Park - Maybury-Paved Bicycle
Bicyclists will enjoy the 4-mile paved trail, shown in blue on the Maybury trail map and guide. Other recreation, including hiking, rollerblading and skate skiing, is also popular along this accessible, multi-use trail.
Muskegon State Park
The Loop to Loop trail is fairly flat, with the exception of a few steeper hills, provides a relatively easy journey.
Newaygo State Park
A 2-mile stretch of the Dragon Trail (segment 2) – jointly managed by the Newaygo and Mecosta county park commissions – traverses the embankment and provides overviews of the Hardy Dam Pond.
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
Experience the dunes ecosystem along this relatively flat and easy-to-walk .75-mile limestone aggregate surface. Stamped concrete pads at each overlook/Interpretive stop. Each wayside has a 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.
Thompson's Harbor State Park
The Main Trail inside Thompson’s Harbor State Park is 5.2 miles long, is composed of two loops, and offers many picturesque views of Lake Huron. The land is primarily composed of limestone, giving the park and its trails a unique terrain. Along the journey, visitors will likely have the chance to see a lot of Dwarf Lake Iris, as the area is known for having the largest population of the flower species in the world.
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.
Wells State Park
The Cedar River Trail is located in Wells State Park in Menominee on the west side of the Upper Peninsula. The trail is 7 miles and contains three different loops; the Timber Loop, the Evergreen Loop and the Ridgewood Loop. The Timber trail loop reaches the south end of the park from the day-use areas while the Evergreen and Ridgewood loops travel along the north end of the park along M-35 and through areas filled with rustic cabins.
Wilderness State Park
The park has a track chair for visitors to borrow. They easily handle trails, snow, sand and even up to 4 inches of water, allowing users to explore areas of the parks where traditional wheelchairs might not.
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.