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Tripleblaze.com Announces the Top 10 Hiking Trails in Michigan
The Great Lakes provide beautiful scenery and great overlooks for this gorgeous state.
Spread across the entire state, this list of top 10 trails is a great showcase for what Michigan has to offer. Waterside trails are quite popular with 6 out of 10 trails near some body of water. The Bay de Noc – Grand Island Trail takes hikers along an old Native American and trapper portage route, which overlooks Little Bay de Noc and Big Bay de Noc. Sterling State Park boasts a beautiful marsh lagoon and views of Lake Erie along paved and dirt trails. And Pyramid Point leads hikers out onto a bluff, which looks out on Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands.
Although waterside trails are extremely popular in Michigan, the list also gives a nod to higher-elevation and deep forest trails. Harwick Pines State Park, which came in at number 1, boasts multiple trails that run through an old growth forest, and Yankee Springs Recreation Area contains 6 miles of the North Country Trail.
"Michigan offers something for everyone," says Tripleblaze writer, Kelley Spurlock. "From the shores of the Great Lakes to the path of the North Country Trail, Michigan is a perfect place to get outdoors."
Most of these trails run through government-owned parks, and offer plenty of picnic and recreation areas for visitors as well.
Hartwick Pines State Park – Grayling, MI
Bay de Noc, Grand Island Trail – Rapid River, MI
Al Sabo – Kalamazoo, MI
Proud Lake Recreation Area – Commerce, MI
Sterling State Park – Monroe, MI
Fort Custer Recreation Area – Augusta, MI
Novi Tree Farm (Lakeshore Park) – Novi, MI
Yankee Springs Recreation Area – Middleville, MI
Pyramid Point – Glen Arbor, MI
Isle Royale National Park – Houghton, MI
Tripleblaze.com features a directory of thousands of hiking trails in all 50 US states including detailed descriptions and maps of The Appalachian, Continental Divide, and Pacific Crest Trails. In addition to writing reviews, hikers can share photos and videos of the places they've hiked via Tripleblaze.com and the free Tripleblaze iPhone and Android apps. http://www.tripleblaze.com/