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Hike the Lovely and Challenging Potowatomi Trail (NW of Chelsea)

  • May 17, 2014 · 8:30 AM

This advanced hike is 9.3 miles long, hilly, wooded, full of lakes and streams. Bring a BIG trail lunch and LOTS of water. This trail is considered the most scenic hike in the Pinckney area. Call Leader if meeting at 9:20 at the trailhead at Silver Lake Beach.  Leaders; Joanne Cogan,[masked], Cindy Gunnip,[masked]H.

Meet: 8:30am in Southfield at Tel-12 Mall, S.E. corner of Telegraph and 12 Mile Rd. Park facing Telegraph, S. of the Marathon station

Map to Southfield meeting spot:

Map to Silver Lake Trailhead, Pinckney Rec. Area, (Potowatomi):

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  • Ed D.

    Great, international group of hiking comrades. And 11 hilly miles was an excellent workout --- makes me feel I earned that donut.

    May 20, 2014

  • Vince

    The Potowatomi Trail is awesome, beautiful, and very diverse!! I will definitely hike this one again!! Thank you, Joanne, for organizing and leading this event and it was fun to meet a lot of good people.

    May 18, 2014

  • David S.

    I enjoyed meeting the group and I had a lot of fun thank you Joanne

    May 17, 2014

  • Sharon

    Another awesome Potawatomi hike! Well paced, good weather, and a great group!

    May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I had to cancel. An old knee injury is flaring back up, so a 10 mile hike is probably a bit too demanding for it at the moment. Hopefully I'll see everyone at a shorter hike in the future!

    May 17, 2014

  • Caro

    Any idea on how long the hike will take. I have plans later and need to organize accordingly. Thanks!

    May 13, 2014

    • Sharon

      Sounds good, Joanne. Still not sure if I'll make it (depending on the weather and some other factors). If I do attend, I'll drive to the park directly, and will plan on meeting the group at around 9:20 a.m. at the trailhead.

      May 16, 2014

    • Caro

      That would be great but completely forgot I am planting trees in Detroit and taking my pups to the grand opening of the Detroit Dog Park. Too many fun things going on!! Hope to go the next time you guys hike this trail.

      May 16, 2014

  • Vince

    Are we car pooling from Southfield or is everyone going in their own car?? It sounds like a great hike!!

    May 10, 2014

    • Diane

      You can do whichever is easiest for you. There will be carpooling from Southfield.

      May 11, 2014

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