Sturgeon Bay Trail to Robinson Road: 13.2 miles
Wilderness and Mackinaw State Park and Forest with 6.3 road walking

We moved from Mackinaw City to Crooked River Lodge owned by Staffords in Alanson, about 12 miles outside of Petoskey, closer to where we were hiking and would be ending up. Just seeing a picture of the lodge you know we were not suffering, at least not from the accommodations. We would sit in the hot tub until we could no longer stand the soothing comfort of the jets on our sore feet and the sweat was pouring off our foreheads and jump in the pool. Hiking the trail this way seems a little artificial but it sure is nice.

We are starting to see a lot more Red Oak and Sugar Maples.

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