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Pere Marquette State Forest

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Subject: Bear Lake, Michigan, Pere Marquette (disambiguation), Michigan state forests, List of Michigan state forests, Northern Michigan
Collection: Michigan State Forests, Protected Areas of Benzie County, Michigan, Protected Areas of Grand Traverse County, Michigan, Protected Areas of Kalkaska County, Michigan, Protected Areas of Lake County, Michigan, Protected Areas of Leelanau County, Michigan, Protected Areas of Manistee County, Michigan, Protected Areas of Mason County, Michigan, Protected Areas of Mecosta County, Michigan, Protected Areas of Missaukee County, Michigan, Protected Areas of Newaygo County, Michigan, Protected Areas of Oceana County, Michigan, Protected Areas of Osceola County, Michigan, Protected Areas of Wexford County, Michigan
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Pere Marquette State Forest

Pere Marquette State Forest
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of Pere Marquette State Forest
Map showing State Forests in Michigan.
Location Lower Peninsula, Michigan
Governing body Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The Pere Marquette State Forest encompasses lands in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula, on the western side of the state. Counties within the Pere Marquette are: Leelanau, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Manistee, Wexford, Missaukee, Mason, Lake, Osceola, Oceana, Newaygo and Mecosta.

There are several trail-ways in the Pere Marquette, the longest of which are the Muncie Lake Pathway, at 11.5 miles (18.5 km) in length; the VASA Pathway, at 16.7 miles (26.9 km); and the Cadillac Pathway, at 11.3 miles (18.2 km). The trails are well suited to biking, hiking and cross country skiing.

The North Country Trail includes 65 miles (105 km) within the Pere Marquette, and over 1,500 miles (2,400 km) in Michigan as a whole.

It is named after French explorer Jacques Marquette, who founded the first European settlement of Michigan, in 1668.

External links

  • Cadillac Pathway Map
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