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McCoy's Creek Trail, MI

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Distance One Way 3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 704 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 - 1.5
Interest Historic & Perennial Creek
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Author Steph_and_Blake
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Trips 176 map ( 751 miles )
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Location Grand Junction, CO
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Sun  6:29am - 6:48pm
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twelve points of interest
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Beginning (or ending) in the northeastern end of Buchannon, MI, the McCoy's Creek Trail roughly parallels McCoy Creek for the first 1.5 miles. Starting out on a sidewalk, you cross numerous streets and have to be on the lookout for white arrows or "trail" stenciled on the concrete so as not to go astray.

A little past the the library and the town's amphitheater, you'll leave the sidewalk and start walking on a wide, flat, paved trail that's reminiscent of a "Rail-to-Trail" path. You'll no longer be able to see McCoy's Creek at this point, but the shade and trees offer habitat for squirrels, deer, chipmunks, and numerous birds. Eventually you'll come to a small loop at the southwestern end of the trail where you'll find a tall, wooden viewing deck overlooking a 65-acre fen, owned by the Michigan chapter of the Nature Conservancy.

Along the way there are 12 "points of interest" including a waterfall, a wall that offers a detailed account of the history of Buchannon, a working mill, a winery, and 20 fitness stations. Return the way you came.

Dogs must be on a leash and bicycles are permitted the entire length of the trail.

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2018-06-02 Steph_and_Blake

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From the corner of Front Street and Red Bud Trail in downtown Buchannon, drive east on Front Street. A little past the Pizza Hut and McDonalds, turn left onto Schirmer Parkway. Turn left onto Woodside Drive and park at the end.
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