Dock Access Trail

Grass River Natural Area

Grass River Natural Area is a place I keep coming back to, and for good reason. The place never disappoints! Well maintained trails and boardwalks pass through just about every major ecosystem found in northern Lower Michigan and, as such, it is home to a dizzying array of flora and fauna. Each season brings something new and unique. Hoping to pad my collection of wildflowers this season, I hope this will be the first of a number of hikes here allowing me to gather a complete-ish collection of what the natural area has to offer...

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  44.913108, -85.221087

Route Type: Figure-8      Difficulty: EASY (Petzoldt Rating: 2.10 )      Hike Length: 2.0 miles      Hike Duration: 1:20      Trailhead Temp: 58'F                                         Trail Traffic: 10-25 people      Min. Elevation: 590'      Max. Elevation: 630'      Total Vertical Gain: 50'      Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 50'

Trails Used (blaze color): Dock Access (unblazed), Fern (unblazed), Sedge Meadow (unblazed), Tamarack (unblazed), Woodland (unblazed)

**This album is dedicated to my friend Nate Denay who, I found out on my way back from this hike, had died tragically the night before. Your love for life and adventure will always be a fond memory. You will be missed..."**