The Trails: These trails are for everyone! Each trail is beautiful, has some unique feature, and many are less than a mile long. Most importantly, you don't need the physical skills of a mountain climber to enjoy these trails. While some are challenging, most are a pleasant hike for families, a youth group, garden club, or a senior hiker seeking solitude. These trails have been picked because they are fun, not because they are rugged or famous. Whether urban or rural, most are easy to get to.
The Treasures: Since these trails are usually only about a mile long, and often less, there will be extra time to explore the area. The treasures are attractions, destinations or unique features near each trail. The treasure may be a nature center, an unusual monument or museum, it may even be a shop that just shouldn't be missed. Sometimes it is a winery or a spot to get a great meal and post your trail pictures. Whatever it is, the treasure will add to the fun of the trail day trip.
Trail links lead to the trails section on Up North Michigan
Au Sable Highbanks - Sponsored by Ace Hardware & Pines B & B
Barney's Lake Trail - Sponsored by Island Airways - Beaver Island, MI.
Beach To Beach Trail - Frankfort, MI.
Beal Plantation Trail - Sponsored by Tip'n The Mitten - Grayling, MI.
Bear River Trail - Petoskey, MI.
Chippewa Arbury Trail - Midland, MI.
Dark Sky Trails - Sponsored by Cross Village General Store - Cross Village, MI.
Earl's Prairie Trail - Sponsored by Great Lakes Mercantile - Oxford, MI.
Empire Bluffs Trail - Empire, MI.
Fife Lake Loop Trail - Sponsored by Fife Lake Inn - Fife Lake, MI.
Forest Primeval Trail - Three Oaks, MI.
Hidden Lake Gardens - Sponsored by
SASS Gifts - Adrian, MI.
Indian Burial Mounds Trail - Sponsored by Absolute Gallery - Lansing, MI.
Loda Lake Wildflower Trail - Baldwin, MI.
Lost Mansion Trail - Sponsored by Michigan Local Market - South Haven, MI.
Manton Pathways & Gardens - Sponsored by Latitude 44 Shops - Manton, MI.
Moccasin Flower Trail - Fruitport, MI.
Nahma Marsh Trail - Sponsored by The Nahma Inn - Nahma, MI.
Northport Trails - Sponsored by
Willowbrook Mill - Northport, MI.
Old Growth Red Pines Trail - St. Helen, MI.
Pentwater Pathways - Sponsored by SunChasers Souvenirs - Mears, MI.
Piers Gorge Trail - Norway, MI.
Postle Farm Trail - Sponsored by Vintage Mercantile - Walloon Lake, MI.
Rainbow Trail - Drummond Island, MI.
Ringwood Forest Trails - St. Charles, MI.
Scott's Point Beach Trail - Gould City, MI.
Seven Bridges Park Trail - Kalkaska, MI.
Sleepy Hollow Island Trail Sponsored by Andy T's - St. Johns, MI.
Southern Links Trailway - Millington, MI.
Thornapple River Trail - Sponsored by
AlFresco Hastings, MI.
Union Mine Trail - Porcupine Mountains, MI.
Wilderness Arboretum Trail - Sponsored by
Lisa's Loft - Port Austin, MI.
Wolf Creek Trail - Sponsored by The Au Sable River Restaurant - Mio, MI.