twelve points of interest
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.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
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.