While this property was protected by GTRLC, it is owned and managed by Acme Township. Please contact them with any issues.
This property boasts trails that offer beautiful views of farms, forests, wetlands and Yuba creek, all of which are part of a larger watershed that ultimately drains through the adjacent Petobego State Game Area into Grand Traverse Bay. The sheer size of the natural area protects over a mile of Yuba Creek from development, which helps protect water quality. Home to whitetail deer, otter and mink, as well as many birds and raptors, this is a great place for wildlife viewing and birding while hiking, running, snowshoeing or hunting.
Views overlooking the valley are best accessed from the parking area along North US31. Here there is an interpretive display and a 0.4-mile trail that loops to the edge of the ridge where, after the leaves have fallen, pleasant views of the valley and creek below can be seen from a well-placed bench. For a longer hike and access to the valley, park at the trailhead off Yuba Road. The point-to-point route runs almost the length of the valley and moves through an open field landscape. A round-trip hike is 2.8 miles. For more information and a trail map see MichiganTrailMaps.com.