Susan Creek Nature Preserve
Sitting right along busy US-31 between Charlevoix and Petoskey, this gem is hidden in plain sight. In the many times I've driven past it I rarely count more than one or two vehicles in the parking area, if any. Two trails combine to offer over 2 miles of hiking through a variety of habitats. After visiting, I was even more surprised this preserve doesn't attract more attention...
Trailhead GPS Coordinates: 45.350783, -85.190180
Route Type: Inverted Lollipop
Mileage Hiked: 2.0 miles
Trailhead Temp: 65'F
Min. Elevation: 630'
Max Elevation: 675'
Trails Used (blaze color): Blue Trail (blue), Red Trail (red)