Fumee Lake Natural Area
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Established in 1992, the Fumee Lake Natural Area has over 1800 acres used in a wide variety of non-motorized activities. Hiking, biking, bird watching, and nature photography in the spring, summer, and fall; Cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter months. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this four-season natural area.
The Fumee Lake Natural Area has a number of unique features. Fumee Lake and Little Fumee Lake provide a total of five miles of undeveloped shoreline. In addition to numerous wetlands, 507 acres of surface water holds a fishery deemed "very remarkable and unique" by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The area has historically been home to a number of rare or threatened species including the Bald Eagle, Common Loon, and seventeen species of orchids. Three plants on Michigan's Threatened Species list are found here: Walking Fern, Purple Cliff-brake and Marsh Grass of Parnassus.
See the trail map for information on the trail loops.
Fumee Lake Trail Map
The Fumee Lake Natrual Area is located by taking U.S. 2 for about 2 miles west of Norway or East of Quinnesec, and then turning North on Upper Pine Creek Road. Proceed for about 1 mile on Upper Pine Creek Road before turning left to the Natrual Area
Information courtesy of the Fumee Lake Commission
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July 14, 2017 - reviewed by anon
the fummee mountain trail is remarkable it is very challenging but very safe and the scenery is amazing and you can finish your ride with some refreshing spring water
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October 29, 2016 - reviewed by Anonymous
Trail markings poor to nonexistent. Google maps/location on cell phone only thing that found my way. Pretty country, though.
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February 12, 2010 - reviewed by Anonymous
One of the best mountain biking trail in the UP. Great singletrack with killer hills and scenic beauty. Best yet, no motorized vehicle allowed that will tear up the awesome singletrack
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