Darnton Family Nature Preserve

Behling Rd

Boyne City, MI 49712
Official Website
Activity Type
Biking/Hiking Trails

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. 

Activity Type
Biking/Hiking Trails