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RedwicNo more 1/2-mile hike...

Redwic

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The "fairly wide level trail" leading 1/2-mile from the parking lot to the summit has changed. The 1/2-mile jaunt is a drivable unpaved road leading to an open parking area next to the summit entrance... A person only needs to walk about 40 feet into the trees to reach the summit, now, with no elevation gain on foot.

(On my personal list of Difficulty Ranks for State HPs, I am dropping the difficulty of this HP from #24 to #47, as a result of this route update...)
Posted Jul 7, 2008 11:45 am

dwhikeRe: No more 1/2-mile hike...

dwhike

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This is very interesting news...I was up there last year and it was still very much a trail. Can't say I'm happy about the change...
Posted Jul 9, 2008 9:42 am

Marcy725Re: No more 1/2-mile hike...

Marcy725

Voted 10/10

I was just there on July 25th, the road is not drivable unless you have a 4 wheel drive with high tires to get over the blockades they have up.
Posted Jul 29, 2009 4:51 pm

RedwicNo reference to "Church Road"...

Redwic

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"Church Road" is not referenced on any street sign. The street sign says "Roland Lake Road", and a small church is located at that street corner.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 11:56 am

dwhikeRe: No reference to

dwhike

Hasn't voted

Noted, I'll make the change right away...thanks!
Posted Jul 9, 2008 9:39 am

Marcy725view

Marcy725

Voted 10/10

Article states there is no view from the top. That has changed, they have cleared trees and there is now a short path from the summit with an nice overlook.
Posted Jul 29, 2009 4:55 pm

dwhikeRe: view

dwhike

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Thanks!! I had asked around about mysterious reports of a view but received no response. I'll make the update as soon as I have time. Out of curiosity what direction does the overlook face (i.e. Lake Superior or the Huron Mountains)? If you have any pics they'd be more than welcome! Regards, Dan
Posted Jul 30, 2009 1:56 pm

hanobertGreat Adventure

Voted 10/10

I would definitely recommend the Mt. Arvon high point. I headed up there today and even a bit overcast, the view was still great. The benchmark and the register are fun to look through. I did not see a reference to Church Rd., it was still Roland Lake Rd. Also, the trail was only a few hundred feet to the benchmark and a few hundred more to the view from the parking area. Very easy access once you reach parking.
Posted Jul 9, 2013 6:06 pm

HuronBayGuideView from Mt. Arvon

HuronBayGuide

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About 3-4 years ago, the trees were cleared near the NW summit of Mt. Arvon providing a nice view over Lake Superior's Huron Bay, Abbaye Peninsula, Keweenaw Bay and the Keweenaw Peninsula.

I own a cabin on the shore of Huron Bay, about 15 miles by logging roads north of the summit, and often take guests to the top of Mt. Arvon.
Posted May 10, 2014 8:51 pm

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