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Now that the weather is changing the trails are muddy, slippery and by this time could be frozen. Boots with good traction should be worn. This trail had some minor obstacles after Frankenstorm in the fall, hopefully everything will be clear. This is a nice easy hike. HIKES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE NOW THAT THE WEATHER IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE UNPREDICTABLE.
Please note: The parking lot of Tree Farm Trail is small. Those who invited guests and can car pool would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
The entrance to Tree Farm Trail is about 2 miles off of Major Rd. and will be labeled as "Horseshoe Pond".
This is a leisurely paced hike for those who like to enjoy the scenery around them.
When I walked this trail, it was quiet and relaxing. Something nice to look forward to after a busy work week.
This is a very nice hike and it seems to be a very quiet hike (not to many people seem to walk this trail). Our hike will start out along the Horseshoe Pond and will take us along a pine forest (which we will meander in and out of through out the hike). In the prairie, we will also see a pine and spruce tree farm. From the prairie, we will meander back into the woods to walk along the trail. The majority of the trail is grass. In some areas, there are roots that stick out from all the trees.
Tree Farm Trail is an easy-moderated loop trail that is 2.75 miles. It is also about an 1 1/2 hours or less. The highest elevation change is 80 feet. Reading the topography map says, the lines are pretty spaced apart which means there are no steep hills.
The Tree Farm Trail is a fairly easy hike through a variety of habitats. The trail starts out along Horseshoe Pond, a large man-made pond named for its obvious shape. You will hike past the pond and through a mixture of pine and spruce stands planted when this area was, well, a pine and spruce tree farm.
Tree Farm Trailhead: 2075 Major Road, Peninsula 44264 (81° 34.130' W) (41° 14.014' N).
Major Road is next to 271 interstate off of 303.
Dogs are welcome, but must remain on a leash. This hike is great for small dogs (and big dogs as well).
I can be reached at: 440-668-4554
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