Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary


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Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary

Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary of Newaygo County, Michigan

Hiking Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary

Trail Distance:

1.5 miles long with 1 loop 1.5 miles long.

Directions:

Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary is located just west of Highway M-37 approximately 4 ½ miles south of Brohman and 6.8 miles north of White Cloud. The green highway sign says “ 5-Mile Road ”. Turn west on 5 –Mile Road and travel west to the intersection with Felch Ave. Turn north on Felch Ave. (gravel road) to the parking lot entrance road which is marked with a rustic sign saying Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary.

Trail Description:

Region: Northeast, Region 9

Forest: Huron-Manistee

District: Baldwin/White Cloud

Description: Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary contains a self-guided walking tour trail through a variety of plant habitats. The trail winds through oak-maple woodlands, alongside a stream and floodplain, through old pine plantations, and on a boardwalk through a shrub swamp and emergent wetland.

Viewing Information: The shorter loop trail is approximately ½ mile; the full loop is approximately 1 ½ miles long. The trail offers a moderately easy hike over relatively flat ground. The trail offers 39 numbered viewing stations described in a guide obtained at the trailhead. The guide contains a map of the trails and a description of the different plant species that may be observed at each station.

Safety First: The trail may be rough in spots. Exposed roots or muddy areas may exist at times. Foot attire appropriate for walking over rough terrain is recommended. The weather may be cool and rainy in the Spring or Fall, appropriate thermal and moisture protection is also recommended.

Ownership and Management: USDA Forest Service, Huron-Manistee National Forest , Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District (231) 745-4631

Closest Town: White Cloud, MI

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Map of Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary Trails

Map of Loda Lake Wildflower Sanctuary Trails

Permission and information sources are from Contributers to this Web Site, the Department of Natural Resources, Michigan.gov, National Park Service, and the USDA Forest Service.

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