Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area

Metamora, Michigan 48455

Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area

Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area Professional Review and Guide

"The Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area in south Lapeer County offers that feeling of heading “up north” without having to fight the I-75 up-north traffic. Centered on an attractive 80-acre lake, the park has 5 miles of trails that wind through open meadow, hardwood forest, and assorted wetlands. You might want to bring a tent, swimming suit, or fishing pole to take full advantage of the place.

Hadley State Recreation Area. A tributary of the Middle South Branch of the Flint River, the creek continues north and then west through Flint and then heads north again, eventually emptying into Lake Huron by way of the Saginaw River. There’s not much to the creek here in Metamora, but damming the flow has created 80-acre Lake Minnewanna. The recreation area comprises 723 acres of woods, meadows, and wetlands surrounding this man-made lake. The north shore of the lake has been cleared for a beach and picnic grounds—complete with restrooms and concessions."

Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area Reviews

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Hadley Metamora state park has a nice well groomed trail. This was my first hike there I didn’t see another single sole on the trail, so if your looking for a sensory walk through the woods this is the place. I went in at #4 which is near the camping store it was a 3.6 mike loop was hilly but not super challenging. I highly recommend this for any level of hiking!

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
1-1.5 hours
Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area, 3871 Herd Rd., Metamora, MI 48455; (810) 797-4439;
Local Contacts
TOPO! CD: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, disc 4; maps available at park office and on website
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Nov 2018