View Full Version : Some pics from Loda Lake, MI, by the NCT

Odd Man Out
10-12-2011, 00:05
Did a day hike at Loda Lake on Sunday. Weather was ridiculously fantastic for October and fall colors were near peak. Loda Lake is a wildflower sanctuary in the Manstee NF, about 8 miles N of White Cloud MI. It is 1 mile S of the NCT on the Birch Grove Trail (http://northcountrytrail.org/wmi/maps/BirchGroveTrail.pdf). It's one of our favorite places to go for a fall color Sunday drive/walk.

14081Sun shining through the trees

14082Loda Lake. On one end, there is a boardwalk over a bog with cranberries and pitcher plants.

14083This moss was so soft and green. And also notice the wintergreen. I love a little aroma therapy when I walk with Wintergreen and Sassafras.

14084The trail goes by the foundations of an early 20th century barn.

14085Look - A White Blaze!

14086Intrepid hiker

14087Not at Loda Lake, but in the apple orchards closer to home.

14088Oooohhh, Aaaahhh