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Protected by The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, owned by Long Lake Township.

Have you been here recently? As of the summer of 2020, this recreation area is now home to a beautiful new universal access (UA) trail suitable for people of all ages and abilities! It starts from the main parking lot.

This 250-acre former girl scout property boasts nearly 9,000 feet of water frontage, with 2,000 feet of frontage on Long Lake and an entire 20-acre lake within its boundary (Fern Lake). The balance of the property is a combination of mesic northern hardwood forest, fields and riparian wetlands. These environments offer a multitude of recreation opportunities, including fishing, hiking, kite flying, wildlife viewing and much more. The property currently has a network of marked and unmarked two-tracks and trails.

Access to this property is via the parking area on Timbers Trail off North Long Lake Road only, please do not trespass by entering from other areas. See the map below for directions.

Read the Timbers chapter from our 25th anniversary publication Love the Land: Pass it On.


Hunting is allowed. For up-to-date hunting regulations regarding this particular property, contact Long Lake Township at (231) 946-2249.

Dogs are welcome, but they must be leashed at all times! Click here to find out why.


Timbers Trails

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