Watersmeet to Land O'Lakes Trail

Michigan

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Watersmeet to Land O'Lakes Trail Facts

States: Michigan
Counties: Gogebic
Length: 8.8 miles
Trail end points: State Line Trail nr. Roundhouse Rd. (Watersmeet) and County Hwy B (Land O'Lakes)
Trail surfaces: Ballast
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6016126

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Watersmeet to Land O'Lakes Trail Description

The Watersmeet to Land O'Lakes Trail follows a former railroad corridor between the towns of Watersmeet, in the north, and Land O'Lakes, in the south. The trail is used by snowmobiles and ATVs, as well as mountain bikers, equestrians and hikers. In Land O'Lakes, pick up the trail by the library; in Watersmeet, pick up the trail by the Ottawa Visitor Center. The Watersmeet end intersects with Michigan's State Line Trail.

The remote route passes through forests, boggy lowlands, clearcuts and open space, traveling across streams and passing by ponds that provide good wildlife habitat. Look for beaver, mink, muskrat and a host of passerine and shorebird species.

Parking and Trail Access

You'll find the Watersmeet trailhead about 100 yards east of the visitor center parking lot on US 2 at US 45. The Land O'Lakes trailhead is at the library (Pine Street at County Hwy. B).

Watersmeet to Land O'Lakes Trail Reviews

Rough Riders Wanted!

This is an ATV trail that “ doubles” as a bike trail. If you are a glutton for punishment, this is the trail for you. Ruts, loose sand, gravel, rocks, potholes. This trail has them all! We only went a short way, and decided cowardice was better than valor. Such a shame, because I am guessing it would be great scenery. Found a much better trail to ride further down Highway B.

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