Group Hike, Maplehurst Natural Area
Join the NCTA Grand Traverse Hiking Club Chapter for a 4-5 mile jaunt around Maplehurst Natural Area, a gorgeous 389-acre property just north of Elk Rapids that was protected by Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy in 2018. This property was the former home of Camp Maplehurst, a camp from days gone by and much beloved by generations of campers and counselors.
We’ll aim to circumnavigate the natural area, hiking clockwise through hardwoods, along streams, and over rolling terrain, visiting Torch Lake and Lake Maplehurst along the way. The trail is relatively smooth and dry. Bring good hiking shoes, rain gear if weather threatens, water and a snack (if desired). Ticks and poison ivy shouldn’t present any problem if we stay on the trail. A port-a-john is available at the trailhead. Check this event page for potential cancellation before attending.