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Address: 6500 Alden Highway, PO Box 231, Bellaire, MI
Phone Number: 231-533-8576

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Great Trails

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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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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18 helpful votes 18 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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24 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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212 helpful votes 212 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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38 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We went out of our way to find this area which has cultivated several interesting hikes through different ecologies. We walkws the boardwalk through the marsh area. It was very well done, with a view of the Grass River and beautiful flowers and birds to view. This would be a great place to take young children for a moderate hike... More 

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