We will try a different park for a change. This will be a first time walk here so I don't know the trails. We will get maps and so it's a bit of an exploration walk. Keep that in mind if you prefer more planned things. We will walk about 4-6 miles. Not sure if it's hilly or not but I'd expect some hills. I suggest bringing something to eat since we are going at noon (more time to drive there).
Whether you seek a breathtaking view atop the prairie overlooking the Metropark, or a quiet, serene experience walking among towering trees arching above you, Indian Springs' hiking trails quickly transport you to the wonders of the natural world. Follow six miles of self-guided footpaths meandering through wet woodlands, tallgrass prairies and native plant gardens surrounding the nature center. Woodland Trail traverses the Huron Swamp, one of the last great natural areas in Southeastern Michigan, leading to secluded Timberland Lake. Stop to see the sedge fen, a unique wetland bordering the lake. Farmland Trail is a one and a half-mile course through old farm fields; a few antique farm implements still remain. Pondside Trail is a short, paved path around a small marsh, Discovery Pond, tallgrass prairies and the wooded edge of a vernal pond. An eight-mile, paved hike-bike trail couses through the park's woodlands and open, grassy areas. Trails begin at the Park Office or the Environmental Discovery Center. The hike/bike trail begins at the Meadowlark Picnic Area.
Difficulty: Moderate, some hills, will walk nature trails (4-5 miles).
Bring with: Packed lunch, sturdy footwear and water
Meeting Location: Enironmental Discovery Center (meet at entrance, there are bathrooms inside and trail maps).
The park is in White Lake Township. From M-59 (westbound), take Teggerdine Road north to White Lake Road, west (left) on White Lake Road to the park entrance. From M-59 (eastbound), take Ormond Road north to White Lake Road, east (right) to the park entrance