Huron Manistee National Forest

The Huron-Manistee National Forest provides extensive recreation opportunities for visitors to hike, hunt, fish, camp, and so much more. habitat for fish and wildlife, and resource. Its rare ecological features, such as dry sand prairie remnants, coastal marshlands, dunes, oak savannahs, fens, bogs and marshes provide a unique setting for your outdoor adventure during every season.


Enjoy recreational activities all year:


Spring: Wild flower hikes; fishing; walking and bicycling; wildlife watching, mushrooming; hunting

Summer: Hiking, camping, boating, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, wildlife watching

Autumn: Fall color tour; fishing; hunting

Winter: Snowshoeing; cross-country skiing; snowmobiling; ice fishing; dog sledding

Site Details

Hiking Trails: 100+ miles
Challenge Level: Moderate to Advanced
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Hunting, Fishing, Ice Fishing, XC skiing, ORV/ATV

Site Features

Wildlife Exploration

The Huron Manistee National Forest is flush with wildlife viewing opportunities, allowing visitors opportunities to view wildlife in a natural habitat. With over 400 known bird species and almost 200 other species of wildlife, the Forest is home to a wide variety of inhabitants, making this a perfect destination for watching, hunting, or fishing throughout the year.



Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary

This sanctuary consists of a 1.5-mile hiking trail, a small lake, marsh, and wooded area. There are over 150 different species of plants, wildflowers, trees, and vegetation with posts that correspond to the trail guide. Picnic area with grills and outhouse is available for use near the trail access point.