Besser State Natural Area, Presque Isle County (2-17-09) - dwhike
Two almost-fallen Red Pines made for a couple of the largest widow-makers I've ever seen...

The Besser State Natural Area is a nice little piece of protected property that sits on the Lake Huron shore in extreme eastern Presque Isle County. Formerly home to the logging community of Bell the natural area features a nice empty stretch of Great Lakes shoreline, virgin forest, and a few scattered remnants of Bell itself. Quite a variety of things to look at for only a 1.5 mile hike!

Hike Length: 1.5 miles                Hike Duration: 1:15

Trailhead Temp: 29'F

Min. Elevation: 575'                     Max. Elevation: 590'

Total Vertical Gain: 50'               Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 33'

Directions to Trailhead:

-Begin by heading east off of US-23 on Rayburn Highway (23 miles south of Rogers City or 14 miles north of Alpena).

-Follow Rayburn Highway (becomes East Grand Lake Road) 3 miles to Besser Natural Area access road on right.