The Best Hikes near Royal Oak

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Pinckney State Recreation Area, Washtenaw County, MichiganPinckney State Recreation AreaWashtenaw County, MichiganSilver Lake in Pinckney Recreational Area is great in all seasons. And huge. 11,000 acres of hiking trails (35 miles) mountain biking (17 miles),...Crosswinds Marsh, Wayne County, MichiganCrosswinds MarshWayne County, MichiganThe American White Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata) with it pure white petals and up to 70 bright yellow stamens. Despite looking like it is just...Crosswinds Marsh, Wayne County, MichiganCrosswinds MarshWayne County, MichiganOne of the boardwalks heading from the marshlands to a forested area of Crosswinds Marsh Preserve, a wetlands created when the Detroit airport...Lake Erie Metropark, Brownstown, MichiganLake Erie MetroparkBrownstown, MichiganWhat I can only assume is one of the few remaining pterodactyl nests in the state of Michigan.Lake Erie Metropark, Brownstown, MichiganLake Erie MetroparkBrownstown, MichiganThe boardwalk along the shore of Lake Erie leading to the lotus beds.Maumee Bay State Park Resort And Conference Center, Lucas County, OhioMaumee Bay State Park Resort And Conference CenterLucas County, OhioA view of the break wall behind the resort at Maumee Bay State Park looking out into Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes.Crosswinds Marsh, Wayne County, MichiganCrosswinds MarshWayne County, MichiganWhat is a bane to most gardeners can be bright and beautiful while hiking along the boardwalks of Crosswinds Marsh Preserve.Crosswinds Marsh, Wayne County, MichiganCrosswinds MarshWayne County, MichiganThe porcelain blue berry-like drupes of the Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum) growing along the water's edge inside Crosswinds Marsh Preserve.Crosswinds Marsh, Wayne County, MichiganCrosswinds MarshWayne County, MichiganA pink petaled wild flower with a prominent white stigma growing in the marshlands.Crosswinds Marsh, Wayne County, MichiganCrosswinds MarshWayne County, MichiganA view of just some of the 1.4 miles of boardwalk at Crosswinds Marsh Preserve, a wetlands created when the Detroit airport destroyed 200 acres of...Lake Erie Metropark, Brownstown, MichiganLake Erie MetroparkBrownstown, MichiganOne of the trailheads at Lake Erie metro park. If you're amazingly eagle-eyed, there's a white tailed fawn in the middle of the trail.Lake Erie Metropark, Brownstown, MichiganLake Erie MetroparkBrownstown, MichiganA shot of the lotus beds along Lake Erie with their large pale yellow blooms dotting the field of green lily pads.Lake Erie Metropark, Brownstown, MichiganLake Erie MetroparkBrownstown, MichiganAn abandoned boathouse, it seems to have been awhile since the water level was significant enough to launch anything from here.Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Ottawa Hills, OhioWildwood Preserve MetroparkOttawa Hills, OhioMonotropa uniflora or Indian Pipe Plant just emerging from the leaf litter. It lacks chlorophyll, hence no green pigmentation. It is a parasite of...Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Ottawa Hills, OhioWildwood Preserve MetroparkOttawa Hills, OhioThe only thing missing to complete this scene of a colony of mushrooms on a decaying tree stump is a tiny fairy door.Crosswinds Marsh, Wayne County, MichiganCrosswinds MarshWayne County, MichiganThe fruits of the River Bank Grapevine (Vitis riparia) maturing amongst the canopy of trees inside Crosswinds Marsh Preserve. This wild grape is of...Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Ottawa Hills, OhioWildwood Preserve MetroparkOttawa Hills, OhioFinished in 1938, a surprisingly expensive endeavor in the midst of the Great Depression, this is the manor house of R.A. Stranahan co-founder of...Lake Erie Metropark, Brownstown, MichiganLake Erie MetroparkBrownstown, MichiganOne of the many inlets along the Lake Erie shore.Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Ottawa Hills, OhioWildwood Preserve MetroparkOttawa Hills, OhioA soft purple wildflower blooming along one of the hiking trails inside WIldwood Preserve Metropark.Shelby, MichiganShelbyMichiganGreat park to hike in.
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