Not every day on the trail can be a great day. I always enjoy hiking through the woods, so this was a good day. But not much caught my eye and I only came up with one shot I want to share–so a good but not a great day.
After crossing to the western bank of the Flat River at the northern edge of Fallasburg County Park, the North Country Scenic Trail continues north through another half mile of protected woodland. The first part passes through a wetland that has a nice selection of Spring wildflowers.
The next section of trail took me to Fallasburg County Park, just north of Lowell, Michigan. The trail passes through the tiny historic village of Fallasburg, and it’s worth a slight diversion to walk through the village to the historic Fallasburg Covered Bridge. The bridge is one of only two remaining historic bridges still serving their original purpose in Michigan.
I started my exploration of the North Country Trail on the northern edge of the small town of Lowell, Michigan. The trail parallels the Flat River passing through forests largely reclaimed from hardscrabble farms.