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P. J. Hoffmaster

October 4, 2015

Dune OverlookIf you are looking for a little more adventure during this years Fall Color Tour, P.J. Hoffmaster State Park is my recommendation to you. State Park is just south of Muskegon and north of Grand Haven in Norton Shores. Its close to US 31. Hoffmaster has the Gillette Nature center, trials, beach, dune overlooks, etc.

118 StepsWith Hoffmaster being on Lake Michigan, having large wooded sand dunes, and having Little Black Creek the park has great views of the lake, wild life and great scene views. The park has some nice trails and paved trails benches along the way for all to enjoy but if you want a great workout the Dune Overlook Trail is for you with 118 step staircase to climb.

I find the trails peaceful and active with wildlife. In the fall you can catch many birds on the migratory southern trip. On this particular trip we were followed along the trail by a Pileated Woodpecker. Its also not uncommon in the winter and early spring to see a Bald Eagle. This Fall Color Tour, get out of the car and take a hike. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

For more information, maps, and park events visit: http://www.michigandnr.com/publications/pdfs/wildlife/viewingguide/slp/79Hoffmaster/index.htm

 

 

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