Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga, Emmet County (1-13-12) - dwhike
I pass this spot almost on a daily basis driving to and from home...it's always prettiest in the snow...

If there was a 'home hike' for me during my time in Northern Michigan, this was probably it. Camp Petosega (writing it the correct way is just plain annoying) was located only about 2 miles from my home outside Indian River, MI. I lived there for nearly four years but neglected to put up an album because, well, there just isn't anything real special about the trails here. Here finally, is an album due to a (for this year) rare snowstorm which coated the landscape in a beautiful white coat. As I stated above there's nothing spectacular here but, if you enjoy snow-flocked pines and wintry streams, then this album might just be for you...


Hike Length:  2.0 miles                   Hike Duration:  1:00

Trailhead Temp:  28'F

Min. Elevation:  595'                        Max. Elevation:  625'

Total Vertical Gain:  30'                  Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile:  15'


Directions to Trailhead:

-Follow Mitchell Street east from Petoskey 8 miles to Silver Creek Road on the left.

-Follow Silver Creek Road 1 mile to Pickerel Lake Road, turn right. -Follow Pickerel Lake Road 3.5 miles to Banwell Road on the left.

-Follow Banwell Road 0.5 miles to Camp Petosega Road on the left.

-Follow Camp Petosega Road about a mile to beach parking area and trailhead.