Yankee Springs State Recreation Area Trails

Middleville, Michigan 49333

Yankee Springs State Recreation Area Trails

Yankee Springs State Recreation Area Trails Professional Review and Guide

"The hills of Southwestern Lower Michigan harbor some surprisingly good cross-country skiing, and this recreation area—the state’s euphemism for spots that offer more recreation opportunities than do state parks—is one of the best places to find them. Hugging the northern shoreline of Gun Lake, one of the area’s largest and best, this 5,000-acre facility was once a Native American hunting ground, the home of the famous Chief Noonday.

It was also the site of Yankee Springs, a village established in 1835 by Yankee Bill Lewis, who ran a stagecoach stop here on the route between Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. There are still lots of deer, grouse, and other wildlife to be encountered on the trails, most of which you’ll find in the area of Long and Hall Lakes, in the park’s center. Surface quality: Groomed and single track set."

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Trail Information

Middleville
Nearby City
7
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
Easy to Difficult
Skill Level
Day trip
Duration
780 feet
Trailhead Elevation
feet
Top Elevation
Snowmobiling
Additional Use

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Jul 2018