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Michigan HIking
by Monty Butler

Michigan Hiking www.hikinggalore.com

Michigan hiking trails contain some of the top spots for hiking such as the Sleeping Bear Dunes near Traverse City and Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the UP, but the possibilities are not limited to that. So lace up your boots, and off you go. If you're just looking for that half day with the kids or to add a hike to your already filled vacation itinerary, you need not stress about finding the perfect Michigan hiking fit. You'll find that the State and National Parks dotted throughout Michigan have all kinds of trails to choose from.

As with biking and camping, the outdoors can be reached and touched through Michigan hiking. This state has it all when it comes to the great outdoors. With state parks everywhere and scenic routes through the uncompromising beauty of Michigan's varied areas, you'll find the kind of Michigan hiking you are looking for in the Great Lakes State.

Michigan hiking trails are everywhere, and they are a great way for the family to get out together and spend some quality time together. On the western edge of the state, there are many Michigan hiking trails through the dunes along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The views are spectacular, and at the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, the park has an area exclusive for Michigan hiking. Climbing the dunes is a favorite activity for kids and adults alike and there are numerous areas to stop on the beach for a picnic.

The most rugged hikers looking for a full-on experience should try the Michigan Hiking Section of the North Country Trail, a national scenic trail running from New York to North Dakota. It is long, so join it where you may. It truly offers some of the best in Michigan hiking. The Shore-to-Shore trail is an easier grade for extensive Michigan hiking trails and connects the town of Empire, on Lake Michigan, with the Lake Huron community of Oscada. Its sights are a joy for hikers and features the Kirtland warbler habitat near the banks of the Au Sable River. The Kirtland warbler is rare and a joy to see and hear amongst all the other birds and animals you'll encounter.

Michigan hiking has what you're looking for, whether it's to stroll along an urban walkway or head into the forest for a walk among the trees and wildlife, it's all here. Waterfalls, old growth forests and ice age moraines mix with mulched pathways and barely-marked trails to deliver a most varied array of terrains. Grab your boots, fill up the water bottle, toss some trail mix into your pack and leave the rest up to the Michigan hiking trails. If you're wondering when to go Michigan hiking, perhaps you should ask when not to go. The views just change with the season for these Michigan hiking trails.

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About the Author

Monty is a retired locomotive engineer and website owner. He has experienced many of the hiking trails he writes and talks about on a first hand experience, so you're sure to get the real truth about what it will be like. To see and read more articles about hiking go to www.HikingGalore.com