Spring Brook Pathway of Charlevoix County, Michigan
5 miles long.
Pathway Directions to Trailhead: 8 miles NE of Boyne Falls via Thumb Lake Rd (Co Rd 626), Slashing Rd & Chandler Rd
September 19, 2006
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials today announced the reopening of the Spring Brook Pathway in northeast Charlevoix County, following repairs that included the removal of numerous downed trees that blocked and damaged the pathway.
"We appreciate the public's patience and understanding while this pathway was closed during the extensive effort that was required to restore it to a safe and usable condition," said Joyce Angel-Ling, manager of the Gaylord Forest Management Unit. "Fall color soon will be at its peak, so we welcome users to come back to enjoy this beautiful recreational trail."
The picturesque five-mile pathway, which is open for non-motorized use, winds through a wooded creek bed dotted with scenic footbridges. In late 2005, numerous trees were blown down during a severe windstorm, causing several blockages and damage to the pathway.
The DNR manages hundreds of miles of pathways throughout the state, which the public can locate online at www.michigan.gov/dnr, or by contacting a DNR Operations Service Center.
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