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Hiking at Seven Lakes Rec Area (7-8 miles- 3 hours)

  • Nov 24, 2013 · 12:00 PM

Random stranger hiking in circles followed by frothy beverages, what could be better?  The hike will take about 3 hours done at a moderate pace and will take place at one of my favorite spots in southeast Michigan:  Seven Lakes.  I will be wearing my fully loaded backpack if you were looking for an excuse to bring your own.

Seven Lakes State Park (between Holly and Fenton):
Seven Lakes Website
Map of Seven Lakes Park
Google map of location of meeting spot

Directions:
I-75 TO THE PARK: Take I-75 to Grange Hall Road.  Take Grange Hall West to Fish Lake Road.  Take Fish Lake Road north to the park entrance on the left.

US-23 TO THE PARK: Take US 23 to exit 79, Silver Lake Road.  Take West Silver Lake Road going East through Fenton.  Silver Lake Road will become Main, then Grange Hall Road.  From Grange Hall Road turn left (north) onto Fish Lake road.   Take Fish Lake Road north to the park entrance on the left.

WARNING: the only entrance to Seven Lakes Rec Area is off of Fish Lake Road (east side of park). Google maps shows another entrance on the north end but this is actually a service road that you cannot drive on. 

ONCE IN THE PARK: When you enter the park, you take the main park road 1.5 miles and then turn left at the Big 7 North and South Shelter Area.  Go to the left (east) side of the parking lot and take it to its end- that is where we will be.

Costs:
Since this is a state park you will need a Recreational Passport ($10).  You can purchase the Passport at the ranger station at the entrance to the park.

Afterwards:
We are will going to the Fenton Winery and Brewery at 1545 N. Leroy St., Fenton (2 miles as the crow flies but 5 miles driving). Directions from the park to to bar are here.  If you plan on going, please bring directions with you.  Following cars never really works well.

Questions:
Feel free to email or call me (Charlie) at[masked]

See you on the trail.

Cheers,
Charlie

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  • Wendy P.

    That was such an awesome hike! Thanks Charlie! Looking forward to some more adventures with this group. :)

    2 · November 25, 2013

  • Jane

    Beautiful park but the trails are not very well marked (we got a little lost when we forged ahead trying to save time, but we figured it out.... saw more beautiful scenery along the way!)

    November 24, 2013

  • Rod

    Great hike & great people. I really enjoyed the hike despite the cold (my water froze).

    2 · November 24, 2013

  • Eric D.

    Well, my 7 year old car battery finally died. Opened up the hood, and there is a white foam on one of the terminals. Have to catch you all next time.

    November 24, 2013

  • Jane

    Didn't see the +1 option - bringing my sis along...

    November 19, 2013

  • Jonathan W.

    This is a fun event. I can't make the hike, but will join ar FWB afterwards.

    November 18, 2013

    • Charlie

      I did copy half of this from your Seven Lakes hike so it better be fun!

      November 18, 2013

    • Jonathan W.

      I'm glad someone has been using it ;) People tend to enjoy it plus the beer at the end makes for a fond memory.

      November 18, 2013

  • Jill

    I am volunteering at church on Sunday afternoon. Otherwise, I would have loved to go on the hike.

    November 18, 2013

  • Sridhar

    This will be my first outing too and I'm excited. Looking forward to meeting the group. BTW, I have been to the brewery and they do have some great selection of beers.

    November 18, 2013

  • Marie L

    This is my first outing and I'm very excitted! It's been a long time since I had a good hike

    November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't attend. I will be out of the state that day. Hopefully I will be able to attend another hike in the near future.

    November 17, 2013

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