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Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area

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Manistee National Forest, Lake Michigan Road, Manistee, MI, Grant, MI 49411
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Beautiful beach

We camped here for a weekend two weeks ago. It was great weather, and a beautiful beach area. It... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2016
Nina T
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Westerville, OH
Great place for a short backpacking trip on Lake Michigan

We went here for the first time last weekend (Father's Day weekend). We arrived on Saturday around... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2016
EJM87
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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Aug 10, 2016
“Beautiful beach”
Jun 26, 2016
“Great place for a short backpacking trip on Lake Michigan”
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Manistee National Forest, Lake Michigan Road, Manistee, MI, Grant, MI 49411
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

We camped here for a weekend two weeks ago. It was great weather, and a beautiful beach area. It was very easy to get to (about a 20 minute hike from the parking lot). The only downfall is that since it's easily accessible, a lot...More

1  Thank Nina T
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Reviewed June 26, 2016

We went here for the first time last weekend (Father's Day weekend). We arrived on Saturday around noon and stayed till Monday. We parked at the Nurnberg trailhead. We actually parked on the side of Nurnberg Road where parking is allowed (think it's the south...More

3  Thank EJM87
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Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

I'm sure it's a very beautiful area, almost all of Michigan's dunes are but it's definitely NOT in grant. Lol. I have no idea who put in in Grants listing of things to do.

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Reviewed October 4, 2015

A friend and I made the 6.5 hour drive to backpack through the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness. We made it into a two-day loop, staying overnight just one night. Parking is $5 per day and requires you pay cash at the trailheads via an envelope process....More

1  Thank DriftingIslander
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Reviewed September 8, 2015

My parents rented a condo on Portage Lake and I used the trip as an opportunity to sneak away to the nearby Nordhouse Dunes wilderness for a morning trail run. Having read some history on the preservation of wilderness, I was eager to check this...More

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed July 7, 2015

I am NOT a camper by any means, I do not dig the outdoors at all, but it was a beautiful location, I hate how people do not follow rules and they start fires ON the dunes, and then it makes it uncomfortable for other...More

Thank amber805
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Reviewed September 3, 2014

We camped at Lake Michigan Recreation Area and hiked on top of the dunes with a gorgeous view of Lake Michigan the whole way. Quiet and peaceful at night. The sky pops right out at you with more stars than you've ever seen before. My...More

Thank Steph F
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Located just north of Ludington State Park, Nordhouse Dunes feels almost a world away, with many fewer hikers and tourists. Be sure to download a pdf of the trail guide from the National Forest Service site before visiting, as trails are not marked but are...More

Thank Umbellularia
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband has backpacked at Nordhouse Dunes a couple of times, but this was my first time backpacking here. It's a fairly easy hike in (a mile or two), but the trails are not marked at all, so pay attention to the path you take...More

Thank beachlover8307
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