Went on my first hike of 2017 (at least on a new trail) at Green Pine Lake Pathway, about 15 miles NW of Clare on M-115. Only did a small portion of the trail and it was different with no leaves on the trees and a bit tricky with the water hazards in a few areas. Plus a portion of the trail was being clear cut for the timber. It was a beautiful day for a hike though with sun and temperatures in the upper forties.
In a one area I had to walk over what looked like a beaver dam and a few other areas I had to find my own route around the water covered areas and get back to the trail. This looked like it would be beautiful in the fall with the colors. There are also a lot of other trails that I did not go on, but I am not in quite the condition needed for that long a hike. Maybe this fall.
Here a just a few pictures: