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“Nice Stroll Through the Local Woods”

Thorne Swift Nature Preserve
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Rochester, Michigan
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34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice Stroll Through the Local Woods”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is about a mile walk through a prepared path through the woods. Trees and plants are labeled. The staff is available to explain certain items in more detail. Very calm and quite. Beautiful vegetation. Where the ground is wet you walk on a board walk. The rest of the walk is on wood chips. The Lake Michigan view is currently under construction.

Visited July 2013
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Michigan
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278 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Walk on boardwalk to beach or visit nature displays”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

If you want to take a stroll through the woods and down to the beach on a boardwalk this is a nice spot. The beach isn't a bathing beach but someplace to see the view across to Petoskey etc. The small nature display at the entrance is kind of fun. Not more than an hour's visit - but my family always seems to like it. I think it's free to local residents (taxpayers) but might charge a small fee otherwise. Check out their website - they might also have kids groups and lectures periodically. About 10 minutes N of Harbor Spring on 119 - pretty drive.

Visited January 2013
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Thank PatienceWonderful
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Petoskey, Michigan
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Small but very enjoyable”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

In about 40 acres or so there is a wonderful hiking area with ponds, animals, various habitat and leading to Little Traverse Bay. No vehicles allowed past the parking area. Explore and visit the nature center and open pavillion. All in a wooded natural area.

Visited July 2012
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Thank rsvat
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Plymouth, Michigan
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110 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Very Nice Outdoor Trails”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

This Preserve has very well groomed trails that are a combination of mulch and boardwalks. Interpretive signage helps educate visitors about sights along the trails. Very beautiful exit onto Lake Michigan shoreline.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank KevinGault
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michigan
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great nature walk to Lake Michigan beach”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

A scenic easy hike through the woods on a boardwalk that ends up at a great beach with amazing sunsets. A must see while you are in town!

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank jkoenig
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