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Trails, Parks & Places The White Lake Area
A short ride on the Whitehall
Pathway from the Chamber of Commerce to Svensson Park by way
of Goodrich Park. Goodrich is a traditional park with large
lawns and in contrast, Svensson is a more natural setting with
native plants designed to attract wildlife as well as people.
The are swings, a soft boat ramp for non-motorized watercraft
and native wildflowers. I has the largest pergola on the lake.
This is a 12 to 20 minute
from the southern boarder of Whitehall Michigan to the White Lake Area Chamber of
Commerce near the northern city limit. It is a good family
experience and it has parking at both ends. Take the time to
enjoy the whole virtual trip if you can.
Clear Springs Nature Preserve
was, at one time a fishery but is now a quiet preserve with
many trails for walking and biking. Some trails are best for
advanced trail riding with very narrow portions and
should be investigated first. Others are wide. They are all
excellent for hiking and views of the water.
This ride is a
combination of the red, yellow and blue trails.
US31 access is just west of the park entrance.
This segment of the White Lake Pathway connects the two cities
of Whitehall and Montague and traverses the White River by way
of the old railroad trestle. The Montague trailhead at the end
of this short video is where the William Field Memorial
Hart-Montague Trail continues north.
The short walk (sped up in the
video) is from the
White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce to Lions Park and on to
the White River Trail. This presentation ends at the White
River Marsh overlook, a small deck with a view of the
expansive marsh where the Red Winged Blackbirds can be heard
and Great Blue Herons occasionally glide by over the cattails.
by over the cattails.
An aerial and ground tour of the White River
Barrier Dune Sanctuary. It is located just north of Michigan's
White Lake channel. It was rescued from senseless development
by a grass roots campaign. Enough money was raised to buy a
remaining parcel in order to protect the entire sanctuary.