Horseshoe Bay

Saint Ignace, Michigan

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Just around the corner from St. Ignace’s hustle and bustle, the Lake Huron shoreline seems like a trip back in time. Eagles roost in white pine trees, otters dot the shore with their splay-footed tracks, and the rattling bark of sandhill cranes carries over the marsh grass inland. Waves gather and rush to the shore, just as they have for thousands of years. Seven miles of this coast is within the Horseshoe Bay Wilderness, and the southern third is a sandy beach, which makes for a natural hiking route. Better yet, a maintained trail eases the hiker through the only obstacle in sight-a damp cedar area along the way to the coast.
Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula

by Eric Hansen, revised by Rebecca Pelky (Falcon Guides)

Just around the corner from St. Ignace’s hustle and bustle, the Lake Huron shoreline seems like a trip back in time. Eagles roost in white pine trees, otters dot the shore with their splay-footed tracks, and the rattling bark of sandhill cranes carries over the marsh grass inland.

Waves gather and rush to the shore, just as they have for thousands of years. Seven miles of this coast is within the Horseshoe Bay Wilderness, and the southern third is a sandy beach, which makes for a natural hiking route. Better yet, a maintained trail eases the hiker through the only obstacle in sight-a damp cedar area along the way to the coast.

© 2016 Eric Hansen, revised by Rebecca Pelky/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Saint Ignace
Distance: 7.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Best May through October
Local Contacts: Hiawatha National Forest, (906) 643-7900, www.fs.usda.gov/hiawatha
Local Maps: USGS Evergreen Shores, USDA Forest Service Horseshoe Bay Hiking Trail
Driving Directions: Directions to Horseshoe Bay

Recent Trail Reviews

3/14/2008
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this is a nice trail to the lake then ya walk along lake huron.sometimes there are cool ice shoves along da beach.spted 3 cayotes playing on the beach there.easy hike ecept for water in da spring can be a little trickey getting to da lake. yooperman john



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