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The exception is its northern slope that was the site of a downhill ski operation beginning in the early 1950s. Phone: (231) 582-7523 Region: Northwest Deer Flats Nature Trail is the longest trail at Young State Park, a 3-mile loop that stays predominately in low-lying woods.
It shares a segment with White Birch Nature Trail and all of it is utilized during the winter as part of the parks Nordic trail system.
Although called a nature trail, the interpretive portion of the path is limited to six display signs that identify tree species along the trail.
The 11-acre tract remained in the Coy family until 1958 when Reubens daughter-in-law deeded the property to a group of trustees with the intentions of preserving Coy Mountain for the use and benefit of the Villagers of Alden and the surrounding comm ...
Phone: (231) 331-4643 Region: Heartland Tucked away on the east side of Alden, oblivious to most visitors who are mesmerized by Torch Lake to the west of town, is a small mountain with a short but interesting trail system.
Coy Mountain Natural Area dates back to 1885 when Reuben Coy decided to preserve a ridge forested in virgin hardwoods that towered behind his gristmill.
But most of the pathway is a surprisingly level and easy ski, as if whoever laid it out knew you just wanted to shuffle along and enjoy the winter woods.
Other than for cross-country skiers or snowshoers, this loop can be a tough trail to follow past O'Briens Pond due to excessive water and swamps.