Bay de Noc - Grand Island Trail
|The Bay de Noc - Grand Island Trail begins
from a point 2 miles east of the town of Rapid River and one mile north of
U.S. Highway 2 and extends northward for approximately 40 miles
terminating at its intersection with Highway M-94 at Ackerman Lake.
The three main trail heads are:
|Access A: Two miles east of Rapid River
on U.S. 2. Turn left onto County Road 509 and travel 1.5 miles
north. Parking lot is on west side of road. Trail goes north 22
miles to Access B.|
|Access B: Two miles east of Rapid River
on U.S. 2. Turn left onto Country Road 509 and travel 16 miles
north. Parking lot is on east side of road. Trail goes
north 18 miles to Access C.|
|Access C: Ten miles southwest of Munising
on M-94. Parking lot is on north side of road opposite Ackerman
The Bay de Noc - Grand Island Trail parallels the Whitefish River, staying
from 1/2 to 2 miles east of the river. The trail follows the
approximate location of an ancient Chippewa Indian portage route used to
carry canoes and supplies between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.
Following the river bluff for a considerable distance, it offers the hiker
many extended views to the west across the Whitefish River valley.
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