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Old Indian Trail, Empire

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#5 of 6 in Trails in Leelanau County
Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Easy little trail to the overlook. We took a BOB stroller on the main trail without a problem. Took the little one out and walked to the top of the first dune. 
    Easy little trail to the overlook. We took a BOB stroller on the main trail without a problem. Took the little one out and walked to the top of the first dune.  more »
  • My husband and I walked here several days while staying in the area. We did the one mile trail (there and back about 2.5 miles) and the black arrow trail as well (over 3 miles). The shorter trail... 
    My husband and I walked here several days while staying in the area. We did the one mile trail (there and back about 2.5 miles) and the black arrow trail as well (over 3 miles). The shorter trail...  more »
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  • Awesome beginner trail. Easy to follow, only drawback is some poison ivy near the parking lot, but the trail is wide enough to avoid it easily. The trail winds through secondary forests with mature hemlocks, birch, and oak, with areas of young maple growth. Bring your swimsuit as your reward is the last .2 miles over dunes and ending at a Lake Michigan pebble beach. Only a few people. It is possible to loop back on a more advanced trail (just about .5 miles longer), but I didn't try that one. Fantastic hike for young kids!
  • Wonderful fall walk! The terrain is manageable for all ages. The topography makes you wonder what is around the next bend in the trail.

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