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Our last Trail Talk of the summer/fall series was on Thursday! Special thank you to Bill Thompson for putting together another amazing orienteering presentation. Guests honed some of their map & compass skills and discussed some new areas to explore where they’d certainly be put to good use!
Be on the lookout for Trail Talks later in the fall and coming up in the winter, and thank you to @travelmarquette for your sponsorship of this program!
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SHOW POOL REHABILITATION
The regional Maintenance Action Team strike crew will be at Seney from August 8 to August 20 to rehabilitate the North Show Pool dike and start work on the Show Pool Shelter parking reconfiguration.
The existing vault toilet is closed and will be removed the week of August 8. In the meantime, a port-a-john is available for public use until the area is closed on Sunday, August 7.
A new permanent vault toilet will be installed between Aug 22 and September 9.
The Show Pool Shelter Area, including the connector trail between the Pine Ridge Nature Trail and the South Show Pool Trail, will be closed to the public Sunday, August 7 through at least September 10 due to construction.
Note: Though the breech in the Show Pool dike should be fixed by the end of this project, the south pool needs rehab work as well, so don't expect to see the Show Pools filled with water yet.
Photo 1: Entrance to Show Pool Shelter area on M77 just north of the refuge headquarters area.
Image 2: Map of the Show Pool area showing the location of the dike repair and trail closures. ... See MoreSee Less
Are any of the auto drives open currently? Someone stated on another site they were.
Will the pools be open for fishing in september?
The loop drive is closed correct?
Looking at doing some grouse hunting w my pup this fall ...can I hungvtge refuge or run him there?
Hiking Trails Now Available at Temporary Visitor Center
The YCC crew (Youth Conservation Corp) spent a number of days clearing and marking a suitable trail for visitors to experience the nearby field, hardwood, and river habitats. The mile-long loop trail allows hikers to experience the serenity of the mature hardwood forest as well as the Manistique River at several viewing sites. There is also a half mile mowed path that circumnavigates part of an old hay field along the edge of the forest. The trails are open for use when the visitor center is open: Tuesday thru Friday, 9:00am until 4:00pm. Bug protection is recommended during summer months
LENGTH: 1 mile
TERRAIN: some hills, narrow, rustic
SURFACE: dirt, leaf litter, uneven, firm
This narrow, natural trail passes through a mix of field, forest, and river edge habitats. The terrain is uneven. Confidence markers (narrow plastic posts) help mark the path. There is a lot of variety on this relatively short trail; views of the river and multiple habitats make for an interesting walk.
LENGTH: 1/2 mile
TERRAIN: flat, 4 feet wide
SURFACE: mowed vegetation, uneven, firm
This trail circumnavigates the field behind the visitor center along the edge of the forest. It is wide enough for two people to walk side by side, and the edge habitat provides opportunities to see and hear a variety of birds and insects.
Photos: Views along the new trail at the temporary visitor center. Tony Block/YCC Crew Leader USFWS ... See MoreSee Less
Are there any trails we can bike? We used to do the drive that’s closed right now.
Where is the temporary center located?
Thx YCC, are dogs on leash allowed on the trails?
Are the flies bad?
Thanks to the YCC!