The following sentence will be one that I have not written in a long time. We shall be doing a part of the Waterloo-Pinckney Trail that I have yet to hike. We will be starting at the western end of the trail and hiking about 5.5 miles in. Then we shall do an about-face and hike the 5.5 miles back to the car. A voodoo doll will be created of the first person who makes the crack, "Hey, I've seen this before" on the return hike.
The Meeting Place:
This hike shall start at the Big Portage Lake parking lot on the west end of Waterloo Recreational Area. This is about 3 miles north of I-94 between exits 147 and 150 (in between Jackson and Chelsea)
Click here for the satellite map of the area which shows the parking area and is good for directions. Note, there are two big parking lot here, the other is just north of the one we are meeting at. I assume the other one is a boat launch.
Click here for a map of Waterloo-Pinckney Trail (also a good map of the area). We are hiking from Big Portage Lake to Sackrider Hill.
Please do not try to get to the place by typing "Waterloo" or "Portage Lake" in your GPS. You will end up far from the trail and be in abject misery. It ain't worth it- just use the maps I provided.
Pets are allowed.
Bring snacks and water.
You do need a recreational passport on your license or they might charge you $11 (which is the cost of a passport) and give you a passport.
We shall go to the Smokehouse 52 BBQ in Chelsea. Address: 125 S Main St Chelsea, MI 48118. Please make sure you have directions to the restaurant if you plan on going.
google directions from Portage Lake to Smokehouse 52
Try here first. If that does not work, feel free to email me back or call at[masked]-2351.