Ottawa National Forest

An Expansive Forest

The Ottawa National Forest spans nearly one million acres in the Upper Peninsula oMichigan from the south shore of Lake Superior to the north border of Wisconsin. Due to its size, the Ottawa National Forest is managed by the Forest Service and divided into three areas. They are McCormick Wilderness and the Sturgeon River Gorge Wilderness, and the Sylvania Wilderness.
The North Country Trail runs through the forest where hikers can use the trail to access O Kun de Kun Falls. (See more below)
The Ottawa National Forest offers an incredible array of outdoor adventures and captivating natural wonders. 

Pristine Rivers

Paddle along the peaceful rivers, kayak across mirror-like lakes, or cast your line and reel in the catch of the day. With over 200 pristine lakes and 900 miles of flowing rivers and streams, the opportunities for boating, fishing, and water exploration are endless. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you soak up the sun-drenched shores and create lasting memories on the water.

Thrilling Recreational Activities

Adventure awaits around every corner in Ottawa National Forest. Experience the thrill of off-roading on designated ATV and ORV trails, or rev up your motorcycle and feel the freedom of the open road. Enjoy the challenge of mountain biking through rugged terrain, or embark on a captivating wildlife-watching excursion. With snow-covered landscapes in the winter, the forest transforms into a wonderland for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

North Country Trail

The North Country National Scenic Trail, (NCT), stretches across the north central to north eastern USA over 4,800 miles  from Vermont to North Dakota. It connects both the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail with the Lewis and Clark Trail.