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Address: 6500 Alden Highway, PO Box 231, Bellaire, MI
Phone Number: 231-533-8576
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You could spend an entire day here if you chose

I am a bit of a nature person, although not as avid as some individuals. Saw the signs for the natural areas on the side of the road and decided to stop in. I happened to go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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London, ON
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London, ON
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110 reviews 110 reviews
42 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I am a bit of a nature person, although not as avid as some individuals. Saw the signs for the natural areas on the side of the road and decided to stop in. I happened to go on a day and season where they really are not "open" per say. The area itself is open to the public, but the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great place to hike, snowshoe, run and recreate! This place offers year round activities for the whole family.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is my favorite natural area to walk and hike in in northern Michigan. There are boardwalks over marshes and across streams and lookouts over grass river. No camping or pets are allowed and all trash is carried out so very pristine,

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The flora and fauna was like nothing I have ever seen before. Excellent boardwalk hiking through the wetlands.

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Rochester, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Grass River Natural Area has lovely hiking paths. These paths are appropriate for the novice and for families. One passes by various land forms including river, marsh, and forested areas.

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Haslett, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Like many natural areas, it is simply a great place to visit and walk through. If you are looking for a quiet, beautiful location to take in northern Michigan's pristine flora and fauna, this is a great place to do so just outside of Bellaire, Michigan near Torch Lake.

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leroy
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121 reviews 121 reviews
24 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

May be difficult to find as is off all main highways. Includes numerous trails. Some are natural, others are wooden planked. Includes a clean, new, spacious visitor's center. We didn't have a lot of time to spend in the area, but will definitely return to explore the beautiful terrain. Highly suggest!

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Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

First time thru the Grass River and the views are spectacular as you wind thru this 30 minute boat ride from Clam Lake to Lake Bellaire. Lots of birds, great views and amazing sunsets.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great place to stop and see what the 'chain of lakes' looks like without jet skis, baha boats and 'can't hear yourself think' engines and speakers. Have been making stops here for years and never disappointed. This is a wonderful place with knowledgeable naturalists and great programs for families and nature lovers. Make sure to bring binoculars and comfortable shoes.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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380 reviews 380 reviews
28 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

May 22 and it was 48 but coder in the windy exposed areas. However, we survived and actually enjoyed our hike. The trails we took were all boardwalk, but quite extensive. They lead through a swampy area ecosystem, full of trees, rotting trees, sedge meadows, and many benches to sit and listen to the multitude of birds. However when we... More 

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