IntroductionHaving walked the portion of the North Country Trail (NCT) in Lowell, I decided to proceed with the next part on the following weekend. Again, it was another good June day in Michigan.
For this hike, I started from the parking area in the Lowell State Game Area on the north side of Flat River Drive NE (near the intersection of Sagamore Trail SE), I went south to the end of my previous weekend's hike (a short way outside of the game area. Then, I turned around and went north to the parking area on Montcalm Avenue NE. Finally, I returned to the Flat River Drive parking area. The descriptions are given in the NY-to-ND direction.
The trail is well-blazed throughout. There is a short road connector in this section.
There is a major map deviation from map MI-03 in this sub-section, which is described in the main MI-03 section page.
Lowell State Game Area (south of Flat River Drive) and south
It is all nice trail through woods and open areas with a little elevation change, except for the power line right-of-way and the road connector. The road itself is a dirt road, not traveled very much. The right-of-way shows that there is some elevation above the Flat River.
Lowell State Game Area (north of Flat River Drive)
Picture infoSee the attached album. Time and travel order are not the same.
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There are also some scenery and map pictures.
Scenery: 20100619 1315 height
Map: 20100619 1449 kiosk-map