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Unread 06-27-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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Manistee area

Looking for some nice trails in the Manistee area...any suggestions

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Unread 06-28-2014, 08:05 PM   #2
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Tin Cup 18 miles, Lower and Upper Manistee about 35+ miles. The Tin Cup is doable in 2WD for most of it. Bring bug spray.

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Unread 06-29-2014, 07:28 PM   #3
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just got back from camping 4 days at Sleeping Bear Dunes. Found some fun "seasonal roads" in the area that are pretty rough (logging, hunting access, etc.). A little north of Manistee though. I'd never been further north in Michigan than Saugatuck; it's beautiful up there. I definitely saw a few seasonal roads down closer to Manistee off of 31 during my drive back home today.
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Unread 06-29-2014, 08:11 PM   #4
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I think the seasonal roads are Michigans hidden treasure. I love to see where they head off to.

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Unread 06-30-2014, 05:10 AM   #5
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Seasonal roads are fun, there are tons of them here. There are also certain trails in the Manistee national forest that are legal for SOS registered vehicles with orv permit, just need to find out which ones. I have done a lot of wheeling in the" Norconk swamp" just north of Bear Lake but want to find some new territory.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 06:28 PM   #6
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I think the seasonal roads are Michigans hidden treasure. I love to see where they head off to.

Ron
I took my parents camping up there and pulled off onto as many as I could find. The first one we took, my mom was a little upset, but then we found one that had some good climbs and a few rough wash out sections that took us to a great rolling pasture clearing and after that she decided she liked going off the beaten path, Jeep style, a little more.
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Unread 06-30-2014, 06:47 PM   #7
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Next time try the Tin Cup trail between Reed City and Baldwin. 3-4 hours of trail that are fairly easy.Over 18 miles of trail.
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