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Darnton Family Nature Preserve

Behling Rd,
Boyne City, MI 49712

Size: 205 acres

Trail: 6.5 miles of trail.

Land Description: Just a few miles outside of Boyne City, these trails take you through rolling terrain and varied habitats, including a mix of old hay fields, northern hardwood forests, pine plantations, and conifer swamp wetlands surrounding Porter Creek, a trout stream and important tributary to Lake Charlevoix.

Directions: From Front Street in Boyne City, head southwest out of town following the lake until it becomes Marshall Road. Follow .3 miles and take a left on Anderson Rd. In 2.5 miles, take a right on Behling Rd. Follow Behling Rd. .8 mile to the parking area on the right. Access to the preserve is also available off of Dyer Rd, but this dirt road’s intersection with Behling has very poor visibility.

Click here for the trail map. 

Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Recreation Type
Biking/Hiking Trails


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