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Arcadia Dunes CS Mott Nature Preserve

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Address: M22 Highway, Arcadia, MI
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hiking, biking, backpacking, snowshoeing, x-country skiing

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Great hike!

We did this hike to the dunes and about 1.5 miles past and loved it! We had three adults, and three kids (18, 13, 8). The view was beautiful and the walk was challenging but not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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MICHIGAN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did this hike to the dunes and about 1.5 miles past and loved it! We had three adults, and three kids (18, 13, 8). The view was beautiful and the walk was challenging but not too hard. There were a lot of ups and downs and we were very thankful for the shade of the trees as it was... More 

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Pierport MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Not wheelchair accessible. But an nice, easy hike, with a fantastic view of Lake Michigan at the send!

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

On our way home from the Sleeping Bear Dunes area we stopped here to hike the Baldy trail ( about 1 mi. Each way) that takes you to the top of Mt. Baldy dune. The view is breathtaking! 450 feet above the Lake Michigan shore and to the north is the Sleeping Bear shoreline. What a vista!

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1 Thank Kathy S
Arcadia, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have climbed Old Baldy, then known to us as The Blowout, for 75 years. It has always been worth it. As we have grown older, climbing up into the blowout itself has become more challenging. However, the GT Regional Land Conservancy has not only improved beautiful trails through the woods which terminate at Old Baldy, but has placed rudimentary... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

We decided to go to Pete's Woods Trail last week. The trail is quite over grown and almost difficult to find at times. If more people walked on it, it might be better. It is a fairly easy hike but definitely not handicap accessible or small child friendly. If you go in the summer, take bug spray!

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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great hiking on the dunes and along the shores of lake michigan. You'll be in the woods for part of the hike, then down to the dunes and the lakeshore.

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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I started off on the dry hill trail and quickly discovered that to see the dunes, the baldy trail is necessary. Once at the top, we were memorized by the picaresque views. We started to descend to the beach, but quickly surmised that the return trip - climbing up a wall of sand - would be exhausting.... More 

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DeWitt, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Just north of the town of Arcadia (MI) is the 3,888 acre Arcadia Dunes (C. S. Mott Nature Preserve). At the BaldyTrailhead, we walk about 2 miles through the forest following the sign posts to the Lake Michigan Overlook. A portion of this ridge trail parallels the Lake and the trees do obscure the view a bit. However, once we... More 

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chicago, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

hiked here in September on our way home from Northport, loved walking through the woods and then over to the views of Lake Michigan from Old Baldy.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I'm hesitant to even post this review, since the trails of this nature preserve are so pristine, beautiful, and under-utilized. I felt like we drove to the middle of nowhere to get there--however long you think it will take to drive from your hotel, double that time. We hiked the 1+ mile trail to the dunes, and it was amazing.... More 

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