The Hill

Charlevoix Rd

Boyne City, MI 49712
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Activity Type
Biking/Hiking Trails

Size: 119 acres

Trail: A 2.5 mile trail system includes some rolling hills and views of Lake Charlevoix overlooking Boyne City.

Land Description: In addition to the topography of the land, The Hill Preserve includes a nice diversity of both pines and hardwoods within its boundaries. Apple trees have risen from the seeds of the old farm orchard and lilac bushes reveal the old farmstead.

History: In 1966, the families of Dr. Gene Herzog, Dr. John Herzog, and Dr. Lou Mrstik purchased this property for their family to have an “up north” destination. It was used for family gatherings and enjoyment for several decades. In 1996, the families donated a conservation easement to protect it from future development and in 2011, the land was donated to LTC as a nature preserve.

Directions: From downtown Boyne City at the intersection of Lake and Water St., go north on Lake for one mile. Lake Street turns into W. Michigan. Go 0.1 miles on W. Michigan and turn right on Charlevoix St. Go 1.6 miles north on Charlevoix St. to Clute Rd. Turn right onto Clute Rd. Go .7 mile to parking area on your right.

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Activity Type
Biking/Hiking Trails