This pretty little trail is tucked away in the southeastern corner of Otsego County. Along its 2.5 mile length you'll find a number of different habitats and pass no less than four lakes and ponds. I chose this particular hike at this particular time because, in this winter without snow, I figured the best bet for finding a bit of the white stuff was in Otsego County which is typically the snow capital of Northern Michigan. Alas, even here there was barely enough to cover the ground and I had to keep the snowshoes in the trunk for at least a little while longer. Nonetheless, it was still a very pleasant walk...join me, if you will...
Hike Length: 2.5 miles Hike Duration: 1:15
Trailhead Temp: 22'F
Min. Elevation: 1,240' Max. Elevation: 1,325'
Total Vertical Gain: 170' Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 68'
Directions to Trailhead:
-Follow M-32 east from Gaylord (through the community of Johannesburg) for approx. 18 miles to Meridian Line Road, turn right (south).
-Follow Meridian Line Road 1.5 miles to Bear Lake Road on the right.
-Follow Bear Lake road about a half mile to campground and trailhead.