Bay View Trail

Bay View Trail

Bay View Trail of Leelanau County, Michigan

Photo by Kerry Kelly

Hiking Bay View TrailCross Country Skiing Bay View Trail

Trail Distance:

13 kilometers long.

Trail Description:

Cross Country Ski trail is not groomed. Lookout Point gives a panoramic view of Lake Michigan and the surrounding countryside. The trail along the edge of the woods on top of the bluff overlooks fields of wildflowers and former farmland with Lake Michigan in the background.

Hiking the Bay View trail gives you several beautiful vistas of Lake Michigan, the farms, and North and South Manitou Islands. This view is from the bench on top of the hill just across Thoreson Road from the trailhead. The hike to the overlook is about 0.5 miles from the trailhead.

Lookout Point on the Bay View trail gives you a beautiful view of Lake Michigan and the surrounding fields and wooded hills. Have a seat on the bench and take in the majestic beauty of this spot. Bring your camera and capture the moment. You will have several great photo opportunities along the trail.


Bay View Trail Map

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