Shoe Year's Hike

From: Rockport State Recreation Area


In: Alpena
Contact Information:
(989) 734-2543
101750 Rockport Rd
Alpena, MI 49707
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The Friends of Rockport and Besser Natural Area will host this first-day hike in this unique park nestled on the shores of Lake Huron. The trail is natural (not groomed), but a track is set that morning for cross-country skiers.Snowshoes will be available on a first-come, first serve basis. The trail is a mile loop and many participants take the loops a couple of times. Refreshments and warming station is available. Meet at the Besser Natural Area, off East Grand Lake Road in Presque Isle, approximately 19 miles north of Alpena off US-23, just past the Presque Isle Township Hall. Rockport Recreation Area is one of Michigan's newest state parks tucked into the upper northwest corner of Michigan's Lower Peninsula, It is known ofr offering a diversity of experiences, includng epic fossil hunting, hiking or mountain biking and the mysterious quarry and sinkholes.

Please Note: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources makes every effort to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information on the web calendar. However, dates occasionally change and events may be canceled for any reason. Please call the unit hosting the event to confirm dates and times prior to your arrival.

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