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Gaylord Operations Service Center Recreation Passport Required: Yes
Phone Number: (989) 732-3541 Trail Length: 18.00 (Miles)
  8 miles N of Alba via US-131 & Dead Mans Hill Rd
No Facilities Identified
Graves Crossing State Forest Campground
(231) 582-7523
10 site(s), 13.00
Fishing, Hiking, ORV Trails/Routes, Paddlesports, Rustic Site, Watchable Wildlife
Pinney Bridge State Forest Campground
(231) 582-7523
15 site(s), 13.00
Fishing, Hiking, ORV Trails/Routes, Rustic Site, Walk-in Sites, Watchable Wildlife
18 miles, hike, camp, no biking


Portion of Jordan Valley Pathway temporarily rerouted for repairs

October 22, 2013

The Department of Natural Resources announced today that a segment of the Jordan Valley Pathway and North Country Scenic Trail has been rerouted around a bridge and a wet area west of Deadman's Hill in Antrim County.

Staff has been monitoring a footbridge that sustained damage to the stringers this summer. Observations this week noted that the center span had collapsed, making the bridge dangerous to cross. This damaged bridge, along with approximately 100 feet of the adjacent pathway, is underwater due to recent rains and beaver activity in the area. The pathway is now being rerouted onto an old logging trail until permanent repairs to the original pathway can be completed.

The reroute has been marked with blue triangles and other informative signage on the ground, and the original path markers have been removed to reduce confusion on the trail and facilitate continued connection across the loops. The reroute results in approximately one-half mile of net trail loss for the interim, but should provide a much more pleasant experience for hikers and cyclists on this popular forest trail.

Questions concerning the temporary reroute of the Jordan Valley Pathway/North Country Scenic Trail may be directed to Tom Copenhaver, Young State Park supervisor, at 231-582-9151 or to the Gaylord DNR Operations Service Center at 989-732-3541.


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